The Park Works event.

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The Park Works event.

Post by Scooby » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:27 am

Yesterday (20th September 2008) David Brown Textron at Park Works held an open day. They exhibited their heritage which of course includes DB Tractors and very kindly invited a limited number of DBTC Members along together with their tractors. By all accounts there were quite a few thousand people who attended and the general comment was that they were all very pleased to see that the David Brown name lives on.

It was, as can be seen, a glorious day and we as a club are indebted once again to the club stalwarts who gave their time to show off a slice of English heritage.

Raymond Townend brought four red tractors, Bob Marsh brought his experimental 995, Broadsword brought his immaculate 990 (if ever that tractor has a litter Andy I'll buy one off you :lol: :lol: :lol: ) There was a 780 Highway as well. Apologies to the people whose names I have omitted, please PM me and I will add your details so that you can have your deserved recognition.

Special mention should be given to Robert Sykes, our Treasurer, and Chris. Maddison, our Shop Manager, who, as usual, gave their time to help organise the event. It should be remembered that these Club Members all have young families and so their private lives are very busy and yet they all give their time to keep the DB name alive.

From the Directors and the rank and file Club Members thank you all very much

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Three is twee, four does snore, but 6 just clicks........Scooby

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Post by mitch » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:52 am

Scooby what is experimental about the 995?

non-Q 1975 1210 2wd
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1975 1412 2wd
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Post by Madders » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:17 am

I'll get chapter and verse from Anthony, Bob's lad and I'll post it on here later or perhaps Dr Marsh will..

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Post by broadsword » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:49 pm

Hi All,
couldn`t agree more with your opener Scooby - a great day out, the weather was superb and the gear factory itself was brilliant with plenty of exhibits and features on show - Big thank you to the club and all the exhibitors (I was just tagging along!!!). Also excellent to meet and talk to fellow forum members and put a face to a name.
Have enclosed one or two piccies of the tractors on show and also one of the star of the show Madders trying to get the club VAK1 started via the handle.
Think the picture need to be titled --- `Is it contact, ignition or ignition contact - Raymond you know more about these old classics, how do we get it going`.
Chris and co finally got her going the old way with a good tow - once she fired up ran as sweet as bell - not bad for something thats been in the museum for 3 years.


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Post by 6-POT-PHIL » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:01 pm

Glad it all went ok, looked a good turnout. I had to go to sunny blackpool for the day so could'nt make it but i will no doubt get the full run down of events off broadsword tomorrow.

1961 850 Implematic Ex DB test tractor (now sold)
1960 950 Implematic
1970 990 12 speed Selectamatic
1976 996 Loader tractor
1987 'E' 1594 4WD Hydra-Shift
1985 'C' 1694 4WD Hydra-Shift

Six in line sounds mighty fine!!


Post by Guest » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:08 pm

Nice photos, we could have done with a bit of that weather back in June at the 20th anniversary open day.

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Post by mburns » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:21 pm

Hi nice pics guys looks and sounds like you all had fun , any chance you could put some names to faces for us down here . :)
thanks martin

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Post by raymondjtownend » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:52 pm

hi martin ,,picture 1 john jakeman and grandaughter no 2 tom sayer on left bob marsh on my 880 raymond townend on right no 4 chris maddison on tractor anthony marsh by it no 5 chris again failing to start it no 7 yours truely on film for the event

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Post by Madders » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:24 pm

Trinny & Susannah told me horizontal stripes were slimming! :D
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Post by John » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:22 pm

Ray will you be on telly if so let us know when it's on.
Nice display of your tractors, one can only stand there green with envy.
A great day

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Post by RWSykes » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:58 pm

Just to add, thanks to Andrea and John Jakeman for their support as well!

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