Vintage tractor road run attracts good numbers and raises cash for Moray charities
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A RECENT vintage tractor road run in Moray attracted a strong number of enthusiasts and raised £450 for local charities.
The Spey Valley Vintage Engine and Tractor Club's run took place on Sunday, July 18, with 45 people, including groups from Grange and Dufftown, in attendance.
It was £10 to join the 35-mile run, with all proceeds set to be donated to local charities in due course.
The run began at Lhanbryde Hall at 10.30am, stopping at Jimmy Dick's in Mosstowie for lunch at noon before ending back in Lhanbryde at 2pm.
Club secretary Mike Jackson, who lives in Buckie, was delighted with how the day went.
He said: "We had a good turnout, there was a fair range of tractors and everybody seemed to like the route.
"The last run we did, in 2019, we had 39 taking part – so we are quite happy with 45.
"The money we collected will get put out to various charities. Usually we donate to Oaks or cancer research charities.
"Hopefully we will have another run in September, this time to the east side of Lhanbryde."
This was the first run the 40-year-old group has done in more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And, despite the great turnout, they are hoping to introduce some fresh blood to the club.
Mike added: "We are always looking for new members.
"We meet at Lhanbryde Hall on last the Wednesday of each month from 2pm till 4pm.
"It doesn't matter if you can't make the meeting – and it doesn't have to be tractors that you're interested in. It can be cars or anything at all.
"We had a chap who had a selection of hand tools, for example. Anything that draws interest."
To get involved, ring Mike on 07762 193383.