We are pleased to announce that a format is now in place to recognise the introduction of the David Brown VAK1 Tractor in 1939. Now we must apologise from the start that we aware of the introduction of the 90 Series Tractor range, forty years ago in 1979, unfortunately we do not have the time or facility to celebrate both anniversaries. So we have taken the decision to use 2019 to recognise the 80 Years of VAK1 with an introduction of the 90 Series in 1979. This will allow us to celebrate the 90 Series ‘in full’ next year in 2020. This will give the Club more time to plan and dedicate what is a much larger and broader range of tractors in the 90 Series compared to the limited historical research for the VAK 1. Exhibitors who wish to exhibit tractors or machines can apply for an entry form either on-line or by post. This will help us plan for the number of VAK1s and other tractors coming to the event. The gates will be open from Friday 20th for exhibitors but please inform us of your plans on the entry form. Friday 20th . An evening presentation by Alan Kellett surrounding the VAK1 and the people involved. To take place in the DBTC Museum among the machines. Alans’ presentations are unique and not to be missed. Doors open at 18:30hrs. Saturday 21st. Museum and event open. Reception for exhibitors and line up in field. Trade stores open. Shop open. S. Gibbards’ ‘Collectable Literature’. Lee Roebuck - ‘Date your David’. Talks;- Stuart Gibbard, ‘The David Brown Company of 1939’. Alan Kellett. ‘The VAK1, the Design and Features’.
Demonstration of a working VAK1 with PU Plough. The DBTC Plough Secretary Mr David White along with owner, Mr John Simpson will plough an area of land. Features like ‘Parallel Linkage’, ‘Z-Linkage’, ‘Principle Unit Plough’ will be explained and put to work.
Any other exhibitors with VAK1 Tractors with PU Plough or David Brown Trailed Plough are invited to ‘join in’. Factory tour and a ‘Q&A’ on DB Technical issues with Alan Kellett. Sunday 22nd .
Presentation. Darrell Clegg. ‘Introduction of the 90 Series in 1979’.
Continuation of Ploughing Demonstration with John Simpson & David White on VAK1 & PU Plough. Mid Day. Judging for Tractor Entries and Presentation;- Earliest VAK1 Earliest 90 Series Furthest Travelled Best Implement * Best Working Tractor * Best in Show * Categories marked * are to be judged by other DBTC Members on entry forms .
We are pleased to confirm that all members of the David Brown Tractor Club who have a tractor manufactured before 1960 are licenced to mix, or have mixed on their behalf, heavy oil / kerosene for use in their vehicle.
The DBTC Museum is well worth a visit to see the club’s growing collection of tractors, machinery, memorabilia and archive material. Take the opportunity to peruse the Club Shop, simply ask advice or just talk to like-minded David Brown tractor enthusiasts.
Please note: all the opening times are Sundays. The times are 10am to 3pm and the address is Spinksmire Mill, Meltham, HD9 4AN. For further details of the auctions or club meetings, please contact the club secretary.
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