We mark the formation of a new club for tractor, engine and agricultural machinery enthusiasts across the North East.
The National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club (NVTEC) already has groups in various places in the UK, including covering north and west Yorkshire. The new North East club is the latest to join NVTEC, and has already attracted more than 30 members, covering a region from the River Tees to the River Tweed, in Scotland.
The club will be taking part in this year’s Tractor Fest held at Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire on June 10th-11th, with some of the club’s members exhibiting their vintage tractors. Organised by the National Vintage Association, Tractor Fest is the UK’s largest tractor event, attracting more than 12,000 visitors annually and featuring more than 1,000 vintage and modern tractors plus 600 stationary engines, commercial vehicles and vintage horticultural exhibits.
North East NVTEC chair Ryan Blenkhorn said: “The success of TractorFest was our inspiration for setting up our own club in the region. We felt there was a need for a club covering the north east with North Yorkshire previously being the nearest one for members. We’ve had an encouraging start and hope to grow the membership in the coming months.”
North East NVTEC is also organising this year’s Beamish Tractor Show, which will be taking place on July 22nd and 23rd, at the Beamish Museum. The show is in its third year and has expanded to include stationary engines, light commercial vehicles and vintage horticultural exhibits.
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