The Fergie brigade passing along Campfield Marsh at West Common.
We had been informed in advance to expect a huge influx of rare visitors - as it seems we were about to host the National Vintage Tractor 2012 Road Run here on the coast roads of the Cardurnock peninsula - of potentially 500 tractors.
As you can imagine the road here at Campfield and in other parts, is little more than a single track. We were therefore a little apprehensive - but in the event we need not have worried!
The whole parade passed by in really good order: a tractor passing by every few seconds; every imaginable shape and size with flags flying, representing contingents from all corners of the kingdom; people waving gaily. It was marshalled with no apparent breakdown and we quite entered into the carnival spirit ourselves - waving back and taking photographs. The whole affair only seemed to take an hour or so to pass by.
All in all, a life affirming display - although there was a cold wind blowing. These hardy souls sat atop their various machines; some bringing their families with them in buckets and trailers; only a few having the shelter of cabs; many were hatless - hair blowing in the wind; all ages; some just slips of young girls to the very oldest and grizzled veterans.
A day to remember here at Campfield!
They came in all shapes and sizes - and that was only the tractors!
A well restored old Welsh Fordson.
Cornwall being well represented - a good presentation too, especially the polished brown boots!
A jolly wave from a Lincolnshire family.
A good activity for all this Scottish family.
Intrepid women drivers were well represented.
A smart 'David Brown' - with a seat for two.
A squad from Somerset.
A pristine unit in red, white and blue - very snug!
Quite a party going on here!
Supporters in West Common - as the parade slowed down we were able to get a better view of them.
Further photos can be viewed on Judith's Flickr page. http://www.flickr.com/photos/46441928@N07/sets/72157629779981189/