Vintage Spirit March 2020 - FREE 2020 EVENTS GUIDE!
- FREE 2020 Events Guide!
- Fairgrounds in Miniature – a brilliant day out
- Arthur Napper’s Diary Motes – Part 3
- Delving Into French Farming History
- A Newnham Legacy
- To Lesley Garrett – on the loose
- Sixty Years Young – the iconic Mini
...plus all the latest news and event reports
In this issue
Fairgrounds in Miniature – a brilliant day out
Peter Hammond enjoyed his annual outing to the fairground model show, held near Gloucester.
Arthur Napper’s Diary Motes – Part 3
Jeff Shackell continues his series of articles looking at the relevant entries in the late Arthur Napper’s diaries in advance of the 70th Anniversary of the first traction engine ‘race’ at Appleford. This time, we look at the 1950s.
Off to the Carnival
David Hargrave escorted the Foster TE The Little Gem to the Salisbury Carnival last October.
Delving Into French Farming History
Tim Mayhew was in France looking at the differences in layouts, uses and construction techniques of farm buildings when compared with the UK. Despite his best efforts, he was again distracted by the local farm mechanisation.
A Newnham Legacy
Malcolm Batten takes a look at some of the vehicles from his home part of London which have survived into preservation.
Models at the Palace
Jim Gerrard travelled to London to spend a day among some superb models.
To Lesley Garrett – on the loose
Colin Savage continues the story of the rebuild of his Garrett 4CD tractor 35225, Lesley. This time, the engine is back on its wheels and she even manages a run to the pub after teething issues are resolved.
Apprentices at Terex Trucks based in Scotland’s Central Belt recently restored a 45-year-old dump truck back to its former glory, Bob Weir reports.
New Horizons – Part 2
Peter Brockington continues on his trip to South America. This time he found more items of interest including a sunken Liberty ship.
Sixty Years Young
Roger Mills reflects on a revolutionary small car that has become a unique motoring icon.
Jim Wilkie picks out some items of interest at a couple of shows around the turn of the year.
A French Miller’s Tale
John Hannavy visits an unusual preserved windmill in Normandy.
Enthusiast Dave Allan from Kintore has been collecting old tractors for many years. Bob Weir went to Aberdeenshire to see his latest acquisitions.
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