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Change of Meeting night
Members and visitors please note that our meeting night has changed to the last Wednesday of each month, starting April 2016. 

Working Vintage Festival 2016
Preparations are underway for this year's Festival on Saturday 13th August in the beautiful Rosemount Estate, Greyabbey.

We will have all the usual activities and exhibits on the day. In the main rally field we will have large displays of vintage tractors, steam engines, vintage cars and motor cycles, vintage lorries, stationary engines, implements, craft tents, models, trade stands, food outlets, autojumble, amusements, live music and dancing, and much more for all the family. We will also have special features celebrating anniversaries for Ferguson and Zetor tractors.

In the working area there will be the harvesting and threshing of oats, baling, ploughing, tractor pulling, mini tractors, etc and there will also be the ever popular "pick your own" potatoes. Please watch this space for other attractions yet to be announced.

On the preceding Friday night there will be now famous road run (with 200+ tractors) - its an excellent spectacle and you may be able to get a seat on one of the trailers. This is followed by the usual barbeque with live music - you can bring your own food to cook on the BBQs provided.

The event is sponsored by NFU mutual, NG Bell, and others and proceeds go directly to worthy causes in N Ireland. The event also facilitates indirectly the raising of other funds in a number of ways - e.g. by encouraging collections for cancer support at the event or by exhibitors who raise sponsorship to travel long distances on their tractors to get to the rally - there are many more examples.

So, for some great family entertainment come down to Rosemount on the evening of Friday 12th or from 10.00 am on Saturday 13th August - you wont be disappointed.

Please see the Festival 2016 page for further details and downloadable entry form.

Festival Pictures
Belatedly we have added a gallery of pictures from our 2015 Rally. These can be viewed on our 2015 Festival Pics page

We appreciate your continued support, hope you enjoyed our event, and look forward to seeing you again next year on 13 August 2016.

Trevor McBurney, Chairman

CDTEC is keen to move with the times and  is pleased to announce that we are now active on Facebook – check out “Down Tractor Drivers” and join in the banter.