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Carrington Tractor Show


I've just got back from a wonderful weekend at the Carrington Tractor Show in Lincolnshire,...

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Old 05-26-2009, 04:38 AM
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I've just got back from a wonderful weekend at the Carrington Tractor Show in Lincolnshire, England. The tractor section is organised by Stakker Malcolm Robinson and he really excelled himself this time, with a huge display of old iron, including a recreation of the 1919 Lincoln Tractor Trials. He had most of the original participating tractors there, including world class veterans like 2(!) Twin Moguls, the Ivel, Little Bull and a fabulous, totally original Glasgow tractor recently repatriated from Australia! The sun actually shone for almost the whole weekend, which has not been the norm for recent Carringtons and the atmosphere was friendly and as warm as the sunshine. Thanks Malcolm for a fantastic effort - I'l try to do half as well at Newby Hall in a couple of weeks!

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Hello Richard,
A picture might tell as much as 1000 words....
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Yes, we where all there chatting away, amoungst many other fine tractors, admiring the first running Glasgow many of us had ever seen . . . in the end I never took a dam photo!
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Here is a photo of the Glasgow just after they started it up, and it's beginning to draw an admiring crowd.

I have loads more photos from the show which I'll add to my website soon.

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Unfortunately, I did not take any photos at Carrington, but perhaps David might post some of his. The Glasgow ran perfectly and started amazingly easily considering that it has a non-impulse magneto. There was another Glasgow at Carrington some years ago, but it was in nothing like the condition of this one and hid itself in a dense blue smokescreen as it went round the ring.

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Here is a selection of photos of some of the rarer stuff at Carrington:

- Alldays & Onions

- Illinois

- Weeks-Dungey

- General Ordnance (this tractor came from Oscar's Dreamland - it is now based in South Africa, but has been in the UK for a few years)
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- Gray 18-36

- Wallis Cub Junior (with Saunderson behind it)

- Cletrac R

- IHC Mogul 12-25 (x2)
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And a couple from the working field:

- Clayton

- Crawley motor plough
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The Glasgow is a neat tractor! Any info on it?? It appears to be all wheel drive. What is the HP and engine type? Was it built in or near Glasgow?
What type of engine powers the Crawley?
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Phil, have a look here for more info on the Glasgow: http://www.steel-wheels.net/glasgow.html

All the best

David
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The Glasgow almost appears to have a little Ferguson or Ford thrown in with the radiator and hood/fuel tank.

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Richard, David and all interested Stakker's,

Just want to say a very big thank you to all who participated in our show feature this year, the re-creation of "The 1919 Lincoln Tractor Trials". It has taken almost a year to put together which was a delight to do and for once in the past seven years the weather co operated and we had a tremendous weekend, what a great effort by all owners from around the globe. Of the 28 different tractors which originally competed in the trials we had representation of 22 on our show field, quite an achievement.

The interesting one for me was that Case entered the Trials with the 9-18 and 15-27, unfortunately they never turned up at the trials and competed. History has just repeated itself 90 years later, William was so busy buying in the US that he could not bring his 15-27 and Alistair was unable to bring his 9-18 from Scotland, so after 90 years Case never had representation in The Trials.

One other concern I experienced at the show, the carbon footprint of our fellow Stakker Tricky Dicky is so large, his beautifully restored Titan was belching out more black smoke than any of our steam engines lighting their fires. So please be aware we have to work out a scheme to reduce his emisions very quickly!!!!

Many thanks for the photo's David, I was so involved with the organising that I did not have time to use my camera, please keep the photo's rolling.

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Malcolm, It is good to note that you are "greening" the Carrington Show and that you are so kindly and caringly concerned about my carbon footprint! I must apologise for having the needle valve too far open for a few moments after starting up, but some disreputable character from Salmonby was talking to me at the time and I was distracted; also, I was recovering from a night out at the pub with Roger Desborough and Paul Badger etc and my concentration was a bit lacking. See you at Newby, where I will be look out for you in the same environmentally friendle way

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Malcolm, thanks for all your hard work in putting on such an excellent display - there must have been at least a dozen pre-30s tractors there that I hadn't seen before!

Here are some pictures of the Massey GPs in the 4WD section.

All the best

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Just while we are talking about the Clayton tractor. Here is a photo of what is left of the factroy where it was built in Lincoln, UK. I took the photo in April, this year. HH
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Unfortunately, I did not take any photos at Carrington, but perhaps David might post some of his. The Glasgow ran perfectly and started amazingly easily considering that it has a non-impulse magneto. There was another Glasgow at Carrington some years ago, but it was in nothing like the condition of this one and hid itself in a dense blue smokescreen as it went round the ring.

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Richard that's the one i got running and took before its restoration it did smoke a bit but who can say that they have ever worked on or exhibited a Glasgow at a show in the uk as the other 2 are stuck away in museums ....R
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I can't argue with that Robert - you are one of the very few to have had that experience!

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That Crawley motor plough has got to take the prize for odd looking contraptions, or at least be in the top 5!

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Richard that's the one i got running and took before its restoration it did smoke a bit but who can say that they have ever worked on or exhibited a Glasgow at a show in the uk as the other 2 are stuck away in museums ....R

And how about the one i have in my shed
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Yes George - how ABOUT the one that is in your shed? (or perhaps in your head! )

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