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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.


TractorJoe - Tractor Parts


A link to the TractorJoe website has been added to the links page. The company is based in the USA but it might be useful for that hard to find part. An introductory credit note is available to club members ordering for the first time - contact the chairman for the order code necessary to receive that credit


Trevor McBurney


Working Vintage Festival 2017 


Just a word of thanks to all those who came and supported our 2017 event. We were again very lucky with the weather and although numbers were down on Friday night, the excellent turn out on Saturday more than compensated and overall the rally was a great success. It was rewarding for us the see the local community attend in such numbers and good to see the many visitors from ROI, Scotland, and elsewhere. It's early days and we are still counting our pennies but we hope to be able to donate to local good causes in due course. We never forget that we couldn't run such an event without the community's participation and help so again, many thanks for all your support - we greatly appreciate it.


Trevor McBurney, Chairman



You can now see some of our members on TV and Pictures from Radio Ulster by clicking on the links below:


NVTV Bringing in the Harvest


A Kist o Wurds - Pictures - Driving the Traction Engine


Pictures from the festival can be found on the 2017 Festival Pics page.



Trevor McBurney, Chairman




Click Picture above to view some pictures of members and events from years ago.

Rachel McAvoy


The club was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Rachel who was taken very suddenly, and far too soon, from her loving family. Rachel was a lovely girl who's endearing innocence and zest for life made her special to all who knew her. She was a regular visitor to our events and played a big part in organising her own vintage club's events. Our thoughts and prayers are with parents, Charlie and Carole, her family circle and all the members of the Peninsula Vintage Club who clearly had a special place for her in their hearts.


T McBurney



Presentation of Cheques to Local Charities and Good Causes

At our meeting on 29th November the club presented cheques totalling £4,000 to local charities and good causes Chairman Trevor McBurney and club member Charlie Moloney are pictured with recipients Magdalena Zanuska –Pal (Belfast Central Mission Copelands Dementia Centre), Ble Livingstone (Cats Protection), Jeff smith (Kirkiston Ara Responders Technical Services), Harold Campbell (Trinity Presbyterian Church and Rev Andrew Kingston (Regent St Newtownards Methodist Church)