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CDTEC 2015 Working Vintage Festival

The CDTEC 2015 working event will take place on Saturday 8th August in Rosemount Estate, Greyabbey - the sixth year we have been based in this beautiful site. We will have all the usual attractions, activities and exhibits that our visitors like to see and we should have access to two working fields so, in addition to the pick your own potatoes and harvesting and threshing of oats in the smaller field we should also have big classic tractors ploughing and cultivating in the large field. There will also be tractor pulling and other activities yet to be confirmed.

In the main rally field we should also have the usual displays of tractors, cars, lorries, steam engines, amusements, autojumble, trade and food stands with lots to do for the whole family. And of course there will also be live music and entertainment throughout the day.

On the previous Friday Night there will be the now famous Tractor road run with over 200 tractors over a route through the surrounding countryside, and the barbeque with live music provided.

This is just an outline of what is on offer – watch this space for more information  as we get nearer the time but make a note in your diary now – it’s a great day out for all the family so don’t miss it. 

On behalf of the club could I please thank all of you who took the time to attend our Easter Tuesday road run near Donaghadee. The club is a community focused group and it was great to see the crowds of people who took part or just came to send us off from the yard, or to watch at many points along the route. We had around 100 entries in all which was excellent considering this was a new event, the route taken was over some beautiful countryside and the weather could only be described as glorious. A sincere thank you also goes to the McBride family for hosting the event and to all the ladies and gents who helped in the organisation of a grand day.  We do appreciate your support.

Thanks again.
Trevor McBurney

Vice President Appointment
CDTEC wish to announce the appointment of Ken McBriar as Vice President following the sad death of John Crosslé. Ken was the unanimous choice of club members for the post.

4 November 2014
Tractor Road Runs Page updated for 2015
31 October 2014
Announcements updated and newpage with pictures and video links of the 2014 Working Vintage Festival
2 Spetember 2014
Info re Knockbridge Vintage Rally and Fun Day added to Local Tractor Runs
5 August 2014
Info re Working Vintage Festival and Tractor Road Runs updated
29 March 2014
Ploughing Match details added and Tractor Run page updated.

20 January 2014
First tractor run added to the Tractor Run page.
1 Sept 2013
Pictures and You Tube Links for the working Vintage Festival have been added to the Festival Pictures page.
31 July 2013
Details of the route of the road run have been added.
29 July 2013
Photos taken by David Bunting of the Ferguson Tractor Heritage Day at Cultra on 29 June 2013 have been added to the Picture Galleries page.
2 April 2013
Photos have been added to the Picture Galleries page of the Club Outing in March 2013.
29 March 2013
Events Page and Club Office Bearers updated.
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