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Here are a few pics of the scenery, various makes and vintages etc + can any of you guys I.D. the Half Track ? (show-goers excluded)..... Hope you enjoy them.

I had to include the guy with the Classic South & West Country Headgear (centre)-

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This shows the Arena for 'Working Garden and Light Tractor' equipment-

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A considerable variety of models and Makes. This was just one corner of the Arena.

It also gives you an idea of the size of the show site-

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Roly (Lowflyer) was taken with this 'Bristol'... brought back some fond memories.

I think the Old Boy on the 'Gunsmith' in the Background was on some kind of Marathon.

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A Working Toraktor , gives you an idea of it's size. Neil has one.

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This 1961 'Uni-Horse' was a favourite of mine. It's just perfect, colour, build strength and a Crank Start BSA Engine-

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We spotted this :thumbs2: in the Static Display Area on a Club Stand-

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And finally. It was difficult to get a decent position and view of this one. They were in the process of starting this up!... Anyone identify this American 'Half Track' Tractor?, or shall I give you a few clues?.

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Those are some very nice pics! That event must have been HUGE. I like the tracked vehicles, especially the "Bristol?" . It looks like the front could dig in if it hit a gulley. The tracks remind me of those WWI tanks. Thanks for posting these!

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Hi Rich, yes you are right. We owned an identical Bristol about 45 years ago and my father built a vertical bracket under the nose of the Bristol with a perfectly round log and a spindle through it, this was able to swivel and this stopped the nose dropping.

It was a superb tractor to drive and had good pulling power. I used to drive it around at the age of 10.

As Richard said it did indeed bring back happy memories.

It certainly is a great show to attend, especially this year as the weather stayed good.

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And finally. It was difficult to get a decent position and view of this one. They were in the process of starting this up!... Anyone identify this American 'Half Track' Tractor?, or shall I give you a few clues?.

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Is that a Bates Steel Mule Model D?

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Spot on Rich :thumbs2: Model D 15-22 built in 1919/20 Joliet Illinois just after merging with the Bates Co of Lansing Michigan. It's an all original 4 cylinder Petrol/ Parrafin. It's been over here since new.

Well done.

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Spot on Rich :thumbs2: Model D 15-22 built in 1919/20 Joliet Illinois just after merging with the Bates Co of Lansing Michigan. It's an all original 4 cylinder Petrol/ Parrafin. It's been over here since new.

Well done.

Thanks! The clue for me was "American Half Track Tractor". I spent about an hour on Google looking at different ones. I thought it was a Bates model D based on the photos I found but the exhaust pointing down threw me off. In the end I based it on the track and front iron rim similarity. Thanks again for the "Brain Teaser', I learned something interesting in the process!

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