East Anglian branch of Ferguson Club Ploughing Match
43 vintage and classic tractors took part of which 17 were grey Fergusons. Each driver received a plaque Lindy sponsored by Silver Fox tractor spares ltd.
Ferguson Champion was David Allen
Lady Champion. Colleen Pearce
Novice ploughman Peter Wilson
Classic Mounted Martin Wilkinson
Vintage Mounted .Paul Sadler
Best restored Ferguson. Peter Rudling.
A donation was send to Papworth Hospital.The event was organised by Henry Castle & Don Sapsford of the Ferguson Club. Photos by Angela Lord
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Ferguson Collection Sold by Auction
Colin Powell sold his large ferguson collection by auction at Stable House, Munstone, Hereford, HR1 3AH on 29th September 2018 Auctioneer HJ PUGH Ledbury Full list of results on PUGH Website
Link to H PUGH Website – http://www.hjpugh.com/new.html
2018 Chiltern Vintage Tractor charity Run
The annual Ferguson Club charity tractor run in the Chiltern Hills had another successful year. The total money raised for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance broke all previous records for this one day event. A big thank you to everyone that supported this popular event.
1950 Feature Film – “Chance of a Lifetime”
We came across the above film recently and was surprised to see it featuring an early Ferguson TE20 tractor.Starring: Basil Radford, Kenneth Moore, Niall MacGinnis, Bernard Miles, Hattie Jacques.
Great Britain At It’s Best, Innovative Engineering and Manufacturing.
The workers in a small plough factory take over the firm, but when a large order falls through, the old management come back to help out. At the time it was very Political and even Harold Wilson’s Cabinet had to intervene as to whether to release it to the Public.
Ferguson TED20 – Stolen Tractor
If anyone has any news on being able to locate this tractor – it was recently stolen:
Name; Michel Warner….Tractor; Ferguson TED
Serial Number TED220433…..Registration number GYL 191C
Colour Green……..Stolen on 9th July 2018 from Thruxton Down, Andover, Hants
Please contact Michel on ……01264772448
Mid Suffolk Tractor Road Run,
60 tractors took part in the annual event on one of the hottest days of the year. The route of about 18 miles went through local Suffolk villages and some very bumpy farm tracks. After about 10 miles a pit stop was organised and a very welcome bottle of water was handed out.
The road run has become part of a Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display.Various trade stands attended together with stationary engines,vintage tractors and classic cars. A small static display of MF 35s celebrating 60 years of Massey Ferguson.
The whole event was organised by local Rotary clubs and by Ferguson club member Don Sapsford. An estimated total of £2500 was raised in aid of St Elisabeth Hospice Ipswich and St Nicholas Hospice ,Bury St Edmunds.
Pictures showing Market Deeping Carnival MF 35X Vineyard and TEC20 Narrow. Tractors owned by Douglas Baker. They are painted pink in memory of Douglas’s daughter Lucy, who passed away from cancer. Douglas raises awareness and money for Sue Ryder Hospice charity. Douglas can be contacted on phone no 07702496211, if you wish to add further support.
Stolen 35, Can anyone Help
OBT 594 – Does anyone know where it is now?
” Can anyone help me find a TEF 20 tractor OBT 594 which was owned by my father, Mr. AH Laverack, Four Gates, Howden Road, Holme on Spalding Moor, York, until 1976 when it was sold to Paul Seward.
Please contact Malcolm Laverack on 07720 251920. Thank you.”
Vintage Tractor Road Run – Pinvin, Pershore
Vintage Tractor Road Run held at Manor Farm, Pinvin, Pershore on Sunday 10th June. Thirty three vintage tractors took part covering 31 miles around the Pershore area in glorious sunshine raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK. A total of £1020.00 was raised which was fantastic! Many thanks to everyone who took part and thank you to everyone who donated so generously, your support was most appreciated. Jonathan Parkes. (Area Rep, Herefordshire & Worcestershire.)
Carrington Rally…near Boston – Good news!
Three very proud Lincolnshire club members after receiving the cup and a bottle of prosecco for the best judged stand at this years Carrington rally near Boston. This years theme was Orchard and Vineyard tractors, Many thanks to club members that brought their tractors, we had a 1949 TE 20 Reekie Orchard. 1954 TE 20 Vineyard. 1956 TE 20 Vineyard. 1957 FE 35 Vineyard. 1960 MF 35 Vineyard. Also on the stand 1956 TED 20. 1963 MF 35X. 1965 MF 135. 1969 MF 165. 1977 MF 565. Many thanks to Rally vice chairman and tractor steward Malcolm Robinson for giving us a large plot in a prominent position next to the parade ring. John Sharpe.
THE FERGUSON CLUB AGM 2019
Was held between 5 – 7 April 2019…..in Wells, Somerset
Over 100 Ferguson Club members and guests had a fabulous weekend. It was professionally organised by Robin Hatcher and his family. The AGM on the Saturday took care of the Clubs business and we learnt of the great success of the Ferguson Club over the last 12 months. There are now over 2,600 paid up members of this great Club. Coaches took the party to the Hayes Motor Museum for the afternoon.
The evening reception and banquet was great fun raising money for local charities through the auction and raffle. Sunday was a pleasant day out at a local country museum with plenty of vintage tractors.
Found – Reg document for KTT 786 & FE35 Ins. Book
Just found some interesting documents in the back of the archives and thought they might be of interest to the membership.
- The original Devon County Council Taxation Dept. Registration document for KTT 786 serial number S37720B, engine number TEA69626.
- A FE35 tractor instruction book for SKF64134 with handwritten service history from 1958 to 1981 with details of what was done and the hours the tractor was serviced at.
If you are interested in these items please contact Denise Bailey or Jo Pickering – details in “Contact” section of this website.
Ferguson Tractor in Harrods window promotion
Harrods Store in Knightsbridge played a big part in a recent film – Peter Rabbit.
All of the store windows were turned over to the films promotion. A fergie tractor was required to be part of the window display. The security barriers on each entrance meant the tractor had to be narrow – a standard Fergie would be too wide. A Vineyard (TEL 20) was sourced and the photos tell the rest of the story. The tractor was in place for the months of March/April 2018.
Tractor World Spring 2018. Malvern.
2018 – 60th Anniversary of Massey Ferguson
In recognition of 60 years of MF – The current business itself was formed in 1953 by the merger of farm machinery manufacturers Massey Harris of Canada and Ferguson Company, under the new name Massey Harris Ferguson. In 1958 the name was shortened to Massey Ferguson. Today Massey Ferguson is one of several brands produced by AGCO and remains a major seller around the world.
The Ferguson Club – 32nd AGM/ members weekend (13/15th April 2018)
Happy New Year!
The Ferguson Club Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all members of the Club and Ferguson enthusiasts Worldwide a very Happy New Year.
On January 4 1958, driving Ferguson TE20 ‘Fergie’ tractors, Sir Edmund Hillary and his team became the first overland explorers to reach the South Pole since Captain Scott’s expedition in 1912, and the first EVER to do so using mechanised vehicles.