Busy weekend planned for Tractor World Show

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Tractor enthusiasts are being urged to attend one of the biggest shows of its kind dedicated to the go-anywhere agricultural vehicles at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern this month.

The venue will be home to hundreds of tractors, displays and trade stands when the Tractor World Show takes place on March 14 and 15.

One of the biggest shows of its kind, the event will feature more than 450 new, classic, vintage and veteran tractors, machinery, horticultural and farm model displays, stationary engines and classic Land Rovers, as well as spares, parts, toys, clothes, books and models.

Over the course of the weekend students from Lackham College will also be entertaining visitors with an unusual challenge in the shape of their “Build a Fergie” competition.

The students will be racing against each other to see who can put a grey Ferguson tractor back together in the quickest time.

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The show is aimed at families, as well as the farming community and tractor enthusiasts, and last year’s show saw a record-breaking number of visitors through the doors.

Organised by Mark Woodward and sponsored by Kelsey Media’s Tractor & Machinery Magazine the show celebrates tractors in all their glory.

Over the weekend visitors will be treated to restoration and practical demos, Turner tractors and machinery displays, hedgerow themed displays from regional clubs, as well as displays from the big name tractor manufacturers.

Anyone looking to pick up spare parts for tractors should head to the show on Saturday when HJ Pugh & Co will be hosting their vintage auction, with more than 2,000 lots up for sale.

There will also be the annual vintage “sort out and spares day” plus a charity tractor road run into the Malvern Hills.

New for the 2015 show is a special “Spring Steam” theme, featuring both full-sized and miniature steam engines.

The show also hosts the “Tractor Championship and Awards”.

Organiser Mark 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 the marquee will be used again.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the spring steam spectacular as we’ve lined up several remarkable steam engines that will all be “in steam” throughout the weekend.”