A treat for vintage tractor fans

A line-up of vintage Massey Ferguson tractors

A line-up of vintage Massey Ferguson tractors

Vintage tractor lovers are being invited to a special event taking place in Malvern in February.

The Spring Tractor World Show is the first major vintage show of the season and is eagerly anticipated by traders, families and enthusiasts alike.

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern will be transformed into tractor lovers’ heaven on February 27 and 28, with regional and national clubs displaying more than 450 tractors and pieces of machinery.

The show takes place undercover in four exhibition halls and is aimed not just at tractor enthusiasts but families too.

Last year’s show saw a record-breaking number of visitors attend and the organisers say this year’s event is set to be even bigger and better.

Exhibits include classic, vintage and veteran tractors, machinery, horticultural equipment and farm model displays, stationary engines, classic trucks and plant, Land Rovers, full size and miniature steam engines, as well as spares, parts, toys, clothes, books and models.

Organised by Mark Woodward and sponsored by Tractor & Machinery Magazine, this year’s event marks the 80th anniversary of the Ransomes Mg Crawlers and the 70th anniversary of the iconic Ferguson tractor.

Over the weekend visitors will treated to restoration and practical demos.

LW Yarnold is bringing a line-up of new Zetor tractors alongside possibly the UK’s largest gathering of classic Zetor models and other East European makes.

Fans of spares should head over to the show on Saturday when HJ Pugh and Co will be hosting their famous vintage auction.

On Sunday there’s the annual “sort out and spares day”, the classic truck and van display, plus the charity tractor road run into the Malvern Hills.

Mr Woodward said: “Last year we erected a massive marquee which meant we had lots more space and most of the show was undercover.

“Visitors enjoyed browsing the trade and club stands in comfort, so this year with visitor numbers set to be even higher, we’ve extended it again to four exhibition halls as well as the show ground.

“It’s one of the biggest events of its kind in the country and it’s nice to see some familiar faces in the crowds who’ve supported this event over the years.

“Although we are now the largest trade gathering for spares and parts, it’s a family day out with lots for our younger visitors to enjoy too.”

For more details visit www.tractorworldshows.co.uk