Phil and I haven't been up to Pickering for a couple of years, so this year we trundled up on the Wednesday to see if we could help out in away with the tractor puling. Phil volunteered his services of commentating. He shared the commentating with Ian who did it last year.
It was great to meet up with the Yorkshire tractor pulling lads... Oh and lass 'hello Sammy'.
Thursday afternoon we started the pulling.
Here's Fletch.... ON THE PULL!! Ford 4000 but with a Cummins 6 cylinder engine.
By Friday the compound was pretty full of tractors.
Kieran Wall's restored Northrop tractor. Northrop was a obscure conversion of Ford tractors with a short production run. These conversions were completed by the British Northrop Ltd company in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. The tractor was built on a Ford 5000 skid unit
Another beast, both tractors don't need anything done to them to improve pulling power.
On the Friday they did have a back to back comp.... the Case won... Sorry Graham.
Having a go on the tombola at the Martin House Children's Hospice stall, a worthy cause to provide family led care for children with life-limiting conditions. Here's a link to their website... http://www.martinhouse.org.uk/ Do have a look and give support if possible.
Rob and Tizzy........ AYE CUT IT OUT!
Ner its okay. They collected along the front of the spectators of the tractor pulling, they started from both ends and they kissed when they met in the middle...... How romantic xxxxx
Going to finish this page with a few photos of me and my mates..........
Martin on his tractor and Tom stood with me. Tom was a great help to Phil identifying what engines were in the pullers.