The 2010 – and eighth – Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show is gearing up with a number of new innovations for the event which takes place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November.

Centre-piece of the show this year will be David Brown and Case tractors – both marques having a long standing reputation for reliability and durability in the farming sector. Last year’s 180 metre-long marquee of International tractors was a blow-out – and the show’s organisers are planning to top that incredible exhibition.

Traditionally coinciding with Remembrance Sunday (14 November), the show’s popular service in the George Stephenson Hall will remember the fallen and wounded of past and current conflicts. Current and past servicemen and women are always welcome to attend; Last Post will sound at 10.50am.

Land Rovers – icons of the farming and rural sector – will once again be well represented with examples from the Series I, II and III range. Of particular interest will be vehicles with adapted farming implements.

The heritage theme continues with a line-up of commercial vehicles – another area of growth for the show – including buses, trucks and vans, many lovingly restored and sign-written to promote the owners’ businesses. The organisers welcome interest from anyone wishing to exhibit military, commercial or Land Rover vehicles.

The Native & Rare Breeds Exhibition, now in its third year, has really caught visitors’ imagination with horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep, cattle, goats, ducks and hens. Traditional crafts such as hand-weaving and wood-turning are included in the exhibition which is enhanced by a series of outdoor displays and parades throughout the two days.

All this plus the Brown & Co Auction of tractors and parts (Saturday), Old Sodbury’s Sort-Out (Sunday), F R Gray & Sons’ Border Fine Arts, an art exhibition and trade stands, the Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show really is ‘THE End-of-Season Show’ to attend.

For more information contact Newark Showground on 01636 705796, email: tractor@newarkshowground.com or visit the website: www.newarkshowground.com