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Due to todays rain it has been decided to postpone tomorrows charity road run  as the intended route is likley to be too wet.  The "summer"!! charity road run in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution will now try and take place this Sunday 18th June, weather permitting !!  If you are unsure if the event is going to be on please do call Matthew on 07779 281652 for confirmation. As before it is a £5 entry fee which will go to the charity, those that paid last week will not need to pay again. 


What a lovely afternoon out the club has had visiting Mr Colin Billington's bus museum and collection of vintage buses.  Mr Billington gave a very informative talk to the club showing us slides of his bus collection and explaining how the charitable trust works.  We were then shown round his collection and allowed to look at his workshop and various barns housing the buses.  After a cup of tea we were treated to a bus ride on one of his lovely double decker vintage buses to Kingsbridge and back, which we all enjoyed.  The club would like to thank Mr Billington and his wife for allowing the club to visit today.  For more information about Mr Billington collect visit the website
Don't forget that our next club event is a trip to visit the local bus museum.  See events page for more details. 
What a great day ploughing and working ground we all had at this years Spring Rally.  Rimpston Farm was awash with vintage machinery enjoying the sunshine and doing a great job.  See News page for more details. 
Sorry to disappoint, but Spring Rally will now be Monday 6th April at Rimpston Farm, so that gives you a little longer dust of your implements and polish those tractors!! Any queries call Matthew. 
We are sorry to say that the wet weather has resulted in the decision to postpone the Spring Rally this weekend and it will now take place next Saturday 4th April, we will keep you informed if the date changes again. Fingers crossed the weather improves.   


Don't forget this weekends event, the Tractor Trek in aid of charity, £5 entry fee to include pastie, cake and a cuppa or lunch.  See events page for more details. 




On Friday 9th January 2015 South Hams Vintage Machinery Club provided a Massey Ferguson tractor procession at Yealmpton Woodland Burial Ground for the funeral service of Michael Alfred Wicksteed.

Three tractors attended, organised by Mr Raymond Lancaster .  Mr Lancaster, Mr John Foale, Mr Colin Harvey and Mr Keith Collins also acted as bearers.

Mr Wicksteed was a resident of Aveton Gifford after spending a large part of his  working life based in Zimbabwe whilst promoting and selling Massey Fergusons over the whole of Africa.

Mr Wicksteed had retained a strong interest in the brand and had spent time with Ray Lancaster at his workshop whilst he was restoring his tractors and it only seemed fitting that his final journey should be on a trailer drawn by and escorted by  some of the Masseys that were within a few miles of his residence.