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stone1594
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somerset tractor show

Post by stone1594 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:05 pm

hello all

Sat 31st Jan & Sun 1st Feb, Royal Bath & West Showground

Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show

The special feature for 2015 will be David Brown tractors.

David Brown Tractor Club Shop will be in attendance both days.

26 DB entries so far closing date 9th JAN, Entry forms can be down loaded on there web site.

The popular auction of vintage and classic tractors, implements, engines and related items is being held on Saturday 31st January, by HJ Pugh & Co., Ledbury. Visit www.hjpugh.com for further details.

Entrance to the show is £7 for adults and £4 for OAP’s and children. The show is open from 9am to 4pm each day.


The Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor show is an annual event held on 31st January and 1st February at the Royal Bath and West Showground, for enthusiasts of vintage and classic tractors. This year there will be about 200 tractors on display ranging from early models, built from about up to the latest models we see farmers use today. There will be trade stands, with 1000’s of tractor spares, books and model tractors and toys etc. for sale.
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RE: somerset tractor show

Post by hunting_pink » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:43 pm

I know of at least 10 David Brown people who are boycotting exhibiting tractors at this show on the principle of being charged to show a tractor (in case other shows follow this example.).

Has anyone heard if the charges have been lifted?

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RE: somerset tractor show

Post by Guest » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:30 pm

It states on the downloadable PDF entry form for this show that there is a charge of £7 per exhibit and £1 for every additional exhibit.

There are very few shows in this part of the country that now charge exhibit entry as they know that if they do no-one exhibits, several have in the not too distant past have closed down due to charges.

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Post by stone1594 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:58 pm

yes you are right in saying is bad to charge £7 a tractor at the show as its all about tractors!! :? no exhibitors no show!! I haven't took a tractor up there for a couple of years now because of it,they have always charge to exhibit and a lot is raised for local charities, but this year been DB we got to get the shed full and show the massey and ford boys we can again :)
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880 implematic 3cyl
990 implematic x2
880 selectamatic loader
990 selectamatic
995 2wd LP cab
996 4wd
1390 4wd
1390 4wd mudder
1394 4wd commerative
1494 4wd
1690 turbo
1694 4wd maggie
com edition 1594

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Post by Guest » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:12 pm

I quite understand that a venue like the Bath & West show ground is expensive to hire, especially for 2 days which works out to 4 days in reality with preparation and the aftermath clearing up but charging those very people who are the main attraction is cutting your nose off to spite your face, it's those attending with a commercial interest, the traders and stall holders that are selling that are normally charged and other money raised through advertising and the general public gate entry. There must be farms all over the country with a big enough shed and land to accommodate parking and outside exhibits and traders that could accommodate such an event, I know at this time of year that the fields are not as firm as in the summer months and sheds are full of stock or feed but there's not many purpose built venue's that are much different.

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Post by db2d » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:52 pm

I know of four very keen DB enthusiasts who will not be exhibiting this year even though Davd Brown is the featured tractor, because of the greed of the show organisers. As previously stated, charging exhibitors is a sure way of killing the goose that lays the golden egg, it is not the amount, but the principle.

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Post by broadsword » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:25 pm

Come on fella`s - Stone 1594 has put up a post to try and attract a few more attendee`s with tractors to exhibit and make it a decent show of DB`s - as a businessman and also a tractor owner I can see the point of view of both sides - with most tractor exhibitors you get in for free so to speak so the organisers have set the exhibitors fee at the rate of the normal entrance fee, its a case of `damned if you do damned if you don`t` and it is on behalf of local charities.
Get behind it for goodness sake`s - its a slightly counter productive discussion on behalf of an DB themed event and the DBTC as a whole.

Chin Up Guys and Gall`s!!!

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Post by mburns » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:24 am

Well I have to say those of you that are refusing to exhibit your tractors for the sake of a £7 donation for charity need your heads testing , the money that is raised goes to the charity , in turn that gets advertised in the papers that people read and next year more people support the event ,which helps the trade stands you purchase your parts from to keep going including DBTC
Or you could boycott the event and like other shows it will close and you can sit in your shed polishing your tractor on your own !!!
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Post by mistermcgregor » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:45 pm

Regarding charities,it is a fact that when money is being allocated by the government to fund for example the NHS, donations from charities are factored in.
With regards to head testing maybe it is the organisers who should be seen first?

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Post by Guest » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:56 pm

No charitable funds go to the NHS, it is funded by your taxes, such as the revenue from tobacco, VAT, income Tax and fuel duty, we all pay. Registered charitable organisations allocate their own funds raised to the particular or multi recipients they represent and pay no Tax on the capital. A lot of people need their heads testing nowadays, starting with those at Government level!

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Post by John_Allen » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:11 pm

In moderator mode:

I'm only allowing this to run so that the "advert" can be seen. I would prefer people to send me messages about events so I can post them in the appropriate section in date order and then they stay prominent and not lost in the general "chatter" of the "DBTC Forum" section.


As a forum member:

I'm not sure if talking about how charities are run (or how they dispose of their donation) is really relevant to the forum. I know there are "political issues" with some charities (many of my farming friends won't donate to two major ones!), but there are many smaller charities that are ignored by many who appreciate donations raised by shows, road runs etc.

Hmm, as said by others, most exhibitors get in for nothing (sometimes getting a free pass for a partner too), so perhaps they could consider that when moaning about entry fees.

It is sad that people are moaning about making charitable donations when we are in the season of giving.

Merry Christmas to the more generous of you.

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Post by 6-POT-PHIL » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:03 pm

Me and a friend are both travelling down (with our other halves) from Huddersfield for this event to drive a couple of Tony's tractors to the showground and back. It will be costing us a lot more than £7 but are we bothered. No!. Its a David Brown event chaps, money should'nt come into it! Come along and say hello, i will be probably be found fast asleep in the cab of Tonys 1594 comm having had a very long day friday. :lol: :lol:

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Post by mistermcgregor » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:58 pm

The government are able to calculate the money that is donated to public organisations that they fund and is incorporated when the Chancellor does his sums. This includes things that are purchased directly through private donations for use in,for example, schools, hospitals,research , the list is endless.
I do not think that people are moaning about making charitable donations,in fact many of the people who exhibit and take part in road runs contribute considerably more than seven pounds thoughout the year and to imply that they are ungenerous is an insult.

I attended a vintage sort out event today at Bristol and this topic was raised over a cup of tea by people who have nothing to do with DB tractors and the general consensus was one of condemnation for the Somerset Vintage Club.

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Post by apple990 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:30 am

Like Phil say's we're travelling a long way to drive a couple of Tony's Tractors to the show. I will probably be leaving West Yorkshire at about 0330AM and we're really looking forward to this event. We all sacrifice something at some point whether its petrol, diesel, cash or time. If the exhibitors are happy to pay this fee why get into a discussion about "well, we're not going because we've to pay" if your proud of your tractors and restorations that should be enough like Broadsword says. As for charities? I've not seen anything regarding charity to the NHS just local charities. I know of a few Tractor runs who charge an entry fee of £10 sometimes more to go on the run PLUS fuel. What's the difference.Again,it comes down to the individual. Keep up the good work Stone1594 and hope to see a few of you at the show. :D

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Post by odin » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:04 pm

Another one here off to help Tony with his exhibits .... note the plural, that is more than one DB tractor which he is entering. Going to do a half day of work on the Thursday, sack it then walk up into town to catch a train down ter' Zumazett. Return either Sunday evening or Monday morning. Got an Off Peak Return ticket at a cost of £118.00. Reserved seat, feet up and read some tractor porn or what ever I fancy. Sod cars and waggons, I work on them for a living, 3 or 4 nights away from the things sounds good to me. Just wish that I could get a tractor on the old train like proper trains used to be.

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