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Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show
Somerset Vintage and Classic Tractor show- main hall- DSC01627 edited
A view across the Main "shed" crammed with tractors
Promoter
Organisers Somerset Vintage Machinery Club
In aid of
(Beneficiaries)
Local charities & Air Ambulance
Sponsors (main) Vintage Tractor Magazine
Date held on End January
Duration (days) 2
Venue Royal Bath & South West Show Ground
Location Shepton Mallet
County Somerset
Country England
NTET Accredited
Attendance numbers
(approximate no.)
 ?
Next Event Date 2012
First Event was held in (year) 2002
Last Event was held in (year) 2011
No. of years held 10 (2012)
Events Web Site www.somersettractorshow.co.uk


The Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor show is held at the Bath and Southwest Showground at nr Shepton Mallet south of Bristol. The Show is one of the first of the year and is held at the end of January / beginning of February each year. It is organised by the local vintage tractor club and sponsored by Vintage Tractor Magazine.

HistoryEdit

(Can you add a bit about of the history of this event ?) The Event is run by the Local Tractor and Stationary engine club as a fund raiser for local charities. The event has raised on average £10,000 for local charities each year over the last 4 years.[citation (source) needed]

2012Edit

4 & 5th of February 2012

Feature event is Ford conversions i.e County, Doe, Muir-Hill, Roadless, and others based on Ford units etc.

2011 ShowEdit

Featured make was ? Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show/2011

2010 ShowEdit

Featured make was John Deere

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John Deere lineup rhs at Bath 10 - IMG 8450

Part of the John Deere lineup in 2010

The 2010 Somerset Tractor Show had a John Deere theme for the featured marque at the show. These ranged from a Overtine (Waterloo Boy) through to the latest models onshow by local contractors and dealers. A few unusual examples included a Articlated model and possibly Unique Hi-Clearance model that was recently imported from the USA with only 200 built originally. A couple of huge collections of John Deere model tractors and machinery made impressive displays for the sheer range of different tractors represented.

The other small hall had a selection of marques with the Ferguson Tractor Club stand and a good collection of Fords and variations, as well as internationals.

The main hall housed a mixed selection of makes with mainly vintage and classic tractors, with a few larger models such as a Massey Ferguson 1200 and a Ford TW-25 in ex farm condition. The usual selection of parts, manuals and model stands were arranged around the perimeter of the Hall.

Some of the Isles were blocked off by stalls or extra tractors being crammed on the end which obstructed people with buggies or wheelchairs and would be an issue in an emergency !!


2010 Exhibit listEdit

No listing of entries was offered but entries did in the main have a number but few had information boards attached. (so unfortunately yet again we are unable to attribute ownership/restoration efforts in most cases)

List to follow


Tractor exhibitsEdit

Selected exhibits from class ? to be added


2010 Tractor exhibits
Entry no. Make & model Reg no. Serial no. Type of vehicle Year built Owner Photo Notes / misc info
A? Marshall, Sons & Co. reg no. ? Field Marshall ? Type ? [[Year ? owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] Proforma entry in table (copy and paste in to add entries)
Unknown entry no Manufacture ? Reg no. ? Serial no. ? Model no year ? owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] notes

2010 GalleryEdit

To follow

Roadless 95 no. 6319 - SOR 463M at Bath 2010 - IMG 8240

Roadless 95


2009 showEdit

Featured make was International with a large Ferguson, Massey Ferguson & Massey-Harris display.

+/− The show was held on January 31st and 1st of February. The Tractors were displayed in 3 "Halls" The main one being shown above with trade stands round the perimeter.

Main Hall
Allis Chalmers D272 - PTK 62 - at Bath - DSC01620 edited

Allis-Chalmers Model D272

The hall was rather dark and the tractor parked too close for the visitors to examine and photograph them really. The hall was also un heated unlike other indoor shows !! off the hall was a tent with some trade stands but it looked rather empty ? (perhaps more of the stand should have been in there and heat it !! leaving more space for the tractor displays.

International and Garden Machinery Shed.
IH Mogul 20 sn BC4327-bath-IMG 4908

IHC Mogul in the International Harvester display

This was a far better location with plenty of light and space for the tractors and space to view. Some interesting tractors as well. A small display of Horticultural tractors was also present, and a small collection of Stationary engines.

Ferguson Club and Ford shed

This was also a light area with plenty of space to view the displayed tractors to there best. Walking in the doorway a magnificent Fowler VFA was on display (see below).

2009 Entries listEdit

No entry list/show guide appears to be published, so the following list shows some of the tractors present. Owners are accredited were info cards were displayed or they featured in the show summary review in magazines.

2009 TractorsEdit

2009 Tractor exhibits
Entry no. Make & model Reg no. Serial no. Type of vehicle Year built Owner Photo Notes / misc info
A? Marshall, Sons & Co. reg no. ? Field Marshall ? Type ? [[Year ? owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] Proforma entry in table (copy and paste in to add entries)
Unknown entry no Manufacture ? Reg no. ? Serial no. ? Model no year ? owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] notes

2009 GalleryEdit

Gallery to be created soon, see What links here for more photos from show, in other articles.

Gallery 2009
Photo Description
Fowler VFA - lhs -Bath-DSC01619 Martin Frosts stunning Orange Fowler VFA
Lambourn cab on a Ferguson tractor -bath - IMG 5057 A restored Perkins engined Ferguson complete with Lambourn cab and Lucas lighting kit
IH B-275 reg 807 UXK at Bath 09 - IMG 4929 IH B275 - 807 UXK
International W-4D reg BTH 53 at Bath 09 - IMG 4918 IH W-4D FWD - BTH 53
Fordson F -JAE 223 at Bath sw - DSC01605 Nick Bryne's Fordson N Utility - JAE 223
MF 35 reg 162 DYB at Bath - DSC01611 Prize winning MF 35 - 162 DYB
McCormick Super BWD-6 (49) at Bath 09 - IMG 4940 A restored Super BWD-6
International B-275 reg 456 JYD Drill (184) at Bath 09 - IMG 4939 An Original IH B-275 with Drill of Stephen Branch (featured on the cover of May issue of Vintage Tractor Magazine)
International B-275 reg RPR 739 at Bath 09 - IMG 4942 RPR 739 a immaculately restored IH B-275
International 806 sn 7197 at Bath 09 - IMG 4945 An American built IH 806 sn 7197

Past yearsEdit

Add details of any past event participants here

See alsoEdit

References / sourcesEdit

  • photos from 2009 show.

External linksEdit


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