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Site Update Information

UKTP web site update

Please make a point of visiting this page on a regular basis because it will show you all the changes made to the site, including new 'stuff' with links to the appropriate page.

To date all the web site 'update' notifications have been posted on the Message Board which forms an integral part of this site, however many visitors to this site don't visit the Board therefore I've decided to add this page to the site so all of you will know what's been added and what's been updated. Enjoy...

If you know of a Tractor Pulling Event in the United Kingdom or Eire you would like to see included in this years Calendar please click here to access our Event Submission Form or you can e-mail the site directly.

29th August, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated... A new Tractor Pulling event has been added -16th & 17th September, 2017 - Blue Force Wiltshire Working Weekend...

18th August, 2017

The "The 'Screaming Jimmy'" article on the Compound Confidential page has been (slightly) updated...

17th August, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated...

8th August, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated...

3rd August, 2017

The Minimum Ages for Tractor Pulling page has been updated with a number of minor additions.

2nd August, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated... A new page listing the Minimum Ages for Tractor Pulling has been added...

24th July, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated...

19th July, 2017

The News page and Index page have been updated with an article regarding Pulling Fans who happen to have Special Needs. At present this only applies to Tractor Pull I commentate at but watch this space...

18th July, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated and a new Pulling event at the Great Trethew Vintage Rally (staged by Luke Furse) has been added to the 2017 Diary...

10th July, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated...

3rd July, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated... Two ITPA (Southern Ireland Tractor Pulling) have been added to the list.

Peak Vale Pulling have added a new event (Leicestershire County Show) at the end of August and the Power Pulling Association (PPA) are heading back to Laughton (home of the Cuckoo Fair) for the Laughton Autumn Show in September.

27th June, 2017

The appearance dates on the Cornish Tractor Pullers page have been updated and the list of Cornish Tractor Pullers has also been brought up to date...

26th June, 2017

The Technical Resources Index and Anatomy of a Puller pages have been updated...

25th June, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index pages have been updated... The ITPC have finally posted three events on their web site which have been added to the 2017 Diary, etc. I am sure more will be added in due course...

23rd June, 2017

The both the UKTP Pulling Chronicles and Kill Flaps and Switches pages have been updated...

22nd June, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index page have been updated...

20th June, 2017

The Kill Flaps and Switches page has been updated...

19th June, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index page have been updated...

12th June, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index page have been updated...

9th June, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated as Terry Doig has just posted on CTP Facebook page that Rally Chairman Alan Collings has just confirmed that Tractor Pullling is back ON for 2017 at the Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fair.

7th June, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index page have been updated... Sorry, the Journey Through The Ages : Vintage Rally and Country Fair in East Anglia very nearly slipped through the net because no one told me about it. Tractor Pulling is listed on the Flyer which you can download...

5th June, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index page have been updated...

31st May, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index page have been updated...

22nd May, 2017

The 2017 Diary, Forthcoming Events and Index page have been updated...

16th May, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated and the Made Superpull has been added to the Forthcoming Events page and the right-hand column of the main Index page...

The Kill Flap article has been updated with images to Steve Knight's 'Flap-type' arrangement on his Holset Turbo...

11th May, 2017

A new Kill Flaps and Switches page has been uploaded to the server and added to the site. This article is far from finished (nothing about Kill Switches yet) but should give you enough information and ideas to get started.

9th May, 2017

A new link for the B&B Logeren bij van Heeren has been added to the Specialised Links page. This B&B is a scant 500-metres from the main entrance to the Made Powerweekend Track and I can thoroughly recommend it, so much so I am going back there this year!

A News article has also been added for the Logeren B&B but if you're thinking of making a booking then you need to be very quick!

The 2017 Diary has been updated with a couple of Cornish Tractor Pullers events, a static display at the Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fair and Pulling at the Blue Force Devon Working Weekend.

8th May, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated...

5th May, 2017

Oh sh*t. Sorry, but due to a blunder on my part, the Mini Pullers (PPA) event at the Cuckoo Fayre, Laughton, East Sussex, BN8 6BN was missed off the Forthconing Events an the right-hand 'Upcoming Events'. This serious omission has now been rectified...

3rd May, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated to include two events for the Norfolk Junior Mini Pullers, the first of which is Sunday 7th May, 2017, the Starting Handle Club Road Run, the Wighton Crank Up...

2nd May, 2017

The Index page has been updated to include the Malpas Morris Lubricants Super Pull...

1st May, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated (twice)...

30th April, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated to include three Yorkshire events (Pickering Game and Country Fair, Roxby Cleveland Heritage Weekend & Whitby Traction Engine Rally) and Peak Vale's Debenham Charity Tractor Pull.

29th April, 2017

Oops... For Clawson, Holsworthy please read Clawton! Sorry, I should have checked rather that copying the address from the flyer!

28th April, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated to include a late notification. 29th & 30th April, 2017 - Luke Furse Tractor Pulling, Whitecroft Farm, Clawson, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6PW - Featuring all 38.8-litres of Transmesh V12 in 'Atlantic Storm' (ex 'T55')... Pulling starts at 11:00 on both days.

19th April. 2017

The Index page has been updated with a 'pithy' H1 headline... "Guaranteed UK Election free zone". Just so you all know...

18th April, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated... The Index page has also been updated and shows Mike Lawrence driving 'Chariot of Fire' at last year's North Somerset Show, which is being held on the 1st May, 2017.

12th April, 2017

Oops... Joe Stevens (BTPA Chairman) has kindly pointed out that the Great Eccleston Show (15th & 16th July, 2017) was missing from the 2017 Diary. Apologies to the BTPA, NWTPC and Melanie Housby (who sent me the original list of dates) for the glaring omission.

2nd April, 2017

The Clutch Blanket article has been updated at David Todd has replaced Eddie Milburn as the BTPA Cumbrian Clutch Inspector... We wish David well.

30th March, 2017

A new SWTPA event, the North Somerset Tractor Club Steam Up in mid-September has now been added to the 2017 Diary... My thanks to Rob Jenkins for posting this on Facebook.

The Clutch Blanket article has been updated to reflect further information and advice kindly supplied by Jon Cole and James Tolfrey of Clifton Canvas Developments Ltd.

23rd March, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated... The Index page has also been updated and shows some of the Leyland Tractor Pullers arriving at last years Charity Event which is being held on the 16th & 17th April, 2017.

Malpas Tractor Pullers Club, who are running the Shropshire Tractor Pull on the 27th & 28th May are accepting applications for membership. Click here to download the application form in PDF format...

3rd March, 2017

The new committee members have been added to the Cornish Tractor Pullers Club page...

2nd March, 2017

Oops... I must apologise to Simon Turgis and the rest of the Abergavenny Vintage Tractor Pulling team. Simon did post details of their Pull at Blaengavenny Farm back in January and I'm sorry to say I totally missed it. The 2017 Diary has now been updated...

28th February, 2017

A few minor changes made to the Cornish Tractor Pullers Club page...

27th February, 2017

A new Specialised Link has been added for Ian Wilton which now points directly to his Facebook page.

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated with all the events scheduled for the Royal Forest of Dean Stormforce Sledge and the remaining Peak Vale Pulling events.

17th February, 2017

The News page 'Project:TPC' entry has been updated to reflect the expanded 'wish-list' and also acknowlegde to addition of Studiospares as a sponsor of Project: TPC...

15th February, 2017

Thanks to our secret web site sponsor (yes, you know who you are) and TASCAM (the professional audio division of TEAC) UKTP is delighted to announce the launch of 'Project :TPC', otherwise known as the 'UKTP Pulling Chronicles'. No: please don't all rush to this page yet because the TASCAM kit was only delivered (eventually - epic FAIL) today by DPD.

The object is to record interviews with Tractor Pullers, both past and present, not only documenting the stories of the Pullers but only capturing a flavour of Pulling times gone past. Please click for the UKTP News article.

Just for your information, Shropshire Tractor Pull has now been extended to two days (27th & 28th May, 2017)...

13th February, 2017

The 2017 Diary has been updated with the remaining SWTPA dates and all the North East Tractor Pulling Club events have been added to the list.

All the Power Pulling Association events have been added to the 2017 Diary...

5th February, 2017

The 2017 Diary has been updated...

3rd February, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events page have been updated with the Leyland Tractor Pullers event at Willington on the 16th & 17th April, 2017...

1st February, 2017

The 2017 Diary has been updated with the SWTPA Pull at Isleport Steam and Vintage Working Show on the 29th and 30th of July...

31st January, 2017

The 2017 Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

The ETPC have now confirmed Great Eccleston will be hosting Light and Heavy modified Euro Cup classes on Saturday 26th August and Super Stock on Sunday. A veritable feast for Pulling fans...

The Clutch Blankets page has also been updated and only awaits a contact detail...

24th January, 2017

The 2017 Diary page has been updated, along with the two links to the Cornish Tractor Pullers which unfortunately pointed to the wrong closed Facebook page... Sorry to all the Kernow Pullers.

19th January, 2017

Dave Budge's rather unusual 'Bat Outa Hell' has (finally) been added to the Cornish Tractor Pullers page. Originally built by Tom Smith in Pembrokeshire, based on a Fordson Major fitted with an 11-litre Rolls Royce Industrial diesel (probably a 'C' series) from a Compressor and formerly owned by Will Keast. Although the 'card' lists the engine as being an RR Eagle but the inlet manifold doesn't look right...

18th January, 2017

Details of the NWTPC AGM and Dinner Dance have now been announced...

Great news... Tractor Pulling with the SWTPA is back at the Heddington and Stockley Steam Rally & Country Fair on the 1st and 2nd July and has been added to the 2017 Diary.

The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed that two of the images in the Pulling montage on the Index page have changed. 'Burning Madness' (NL) being driven by Danny Boshoven on Saturday at Made last year. This photo was kindly supplied by Stephan Görtz (pullingpics.de) The other photo is of 'Scarlet Lady' with Colin Millard at the SWTPA pull at Wraxall (Bristol), also in 2016. Colin went on to win the 3.5-tonne Modified Class with the SWTPA in 2016, his maiden Pulling season so our congratulations are well deserved.

If you think the Puller looks vaguely familiar, that is probably because the chassis and some of the transmission came from 'Little Gold' owned by Matt Smith. He is far left in the photograph...

17th January, 2017

The now defunct Scottish Truck and Tractor Pulling Association website link has been removed and replaced by the North East Tractor Pulling Club link. Take a moment to have a look at their rather nice and informative web site...

Another dead site link (Orllwyn Teifi Vintage Show Site) has been removed from the left-hand column. I have left the Orllwyn Teifi page up purely for nostalgic reasons...

16th January, 2017

The date of the NWTPC AGM is Saturday 4th February, 2017. Time and venue to be advised, hopefully very soon as there are only 18 odd days to go before the meeting!

Dave Williams has got 'Wandering Deere' up for sale! Click here for the News article and here if you want to read the full story of the build... POA from 07803 135 170.

Both the right-hand column of the Index page and the Forthcoming Events page have been updated with the few early-season Pulling events we know about including all the Challenger Tractor Pulling Club ones listed on their web site and the first of the Cornish dates.

6th January, 2017

The Index page has returned to normal as the 12-days of Chrismas are now over...

2nd January, 2017

This video (WMV format) was put together by Mike Barrett Productions as a 65th birthday present and to mark my retirement. I believe it was all shot at Welland and if you're wondering why it hasn't been posted on Facebook, the reason is the backing track used which is by Adele and FB will not accept copyright music, even though it is non-commercial usage...

For some reason the MP4 format will not upload to the server at present so I'm working on the problem.

Index page copyright date updated from 2016 to 2017...

18th December, 2016

'Tis the season to be jolly so here is this years UKTP Christmas Card for you to enjoy. Another of Neil Green's pictures from the Peak District and probably the first time you'll see a blue tractor (unless it happens to be a Valtra or Landini) stuck in the snow...

The 2017 Diary has been updated with two more AGM's and the ETPC dates for 2017. The News page now has details of the BTPA and SWTPA meetings...

16th December, 2016

The FrontRunner Sport News item has been updated with the transmission times of Episode 2...

15th December, 2016

Thanks to a heads up from Matt Smith via Phil Cavanna I can report the launch of a new free-to-view channel (FrontRunner Sport) which features Tractor Pulling from the Brande Euro Cup event...

13th December, 2016

The second of this year's Pulling video's from Mike Barrett Productions has just been released, just in time for Christmas and features Whitby 2016 which was a new event for this year.

Onslow Park will follow in the very near future...

29th November, 2016

The Scottish Tractor Pullers Club have announced that the STPC AGM will be held on Sunday 11th December, 2016 at the Station Hotel, Stonehaven...

The (very) embryonic 2017 Diary has been added to the site... Yes, I do know the CSS has gone a bit 'wonky' so the table rows don't display properly. It will be sorted!

There, all better now!

28th November, 2016

The first of this year's Pulling video's from Mike Barrett Productions has just been released, well in time for Christmas and features Welland 2016.

Onslow Park and Whitby will follow in the very near future...

26th November, 2016

The Upcoming Events pane has been changed to show the current Mike Barrett's DVD and Blu-ray offerings. Three new 2016 films will be released very soon...

5th November, 2016

The PPA AGM has been added to the News page...

4th November, 2016

Peak Vale Pulling have announced the date (15:00 on the 26th November, 2016) and venue of their AGM...

25th October. 2016

A new News article has been posted announcing the passing of Muriel Parker...

13th October, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

28th September, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

20th September, 2016

Oops... Sorry, the venue for the Ruyton IX Towns Tractor Pull is not what I though it was! following a conversation I had with Gary Penton, the address should read Broadlands Farm, Buildings Bank, Shrewsbury, SY4 2EQ.

Gary also tells me for this year they will be running two tracks, one for the SWTPA Pullers sledged by 'Total Friction' and the second for the PPA Pullers... This is a charity event and by all accounts should be a two day 'fest of Pulling and not to be missed!

A new link has been added for Espresso Coffee & Cakes on the Specialised Links page. If you ever come across Julie and her team make a point of trying their coffee. The cappuccino is divine and kept me going over the two days of Berwick St John...

19th September, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated... So sorry but I must admit I took my eye off the ball and completely missed the Barnard Castle Vintage Rally which is on this coming weekend.

16th September, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated... Peak Vale Pulling have regretfully had to cancel the Pulling at Sywell. Click here for the News article.

31st August, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

23rd August, 2016

RIP Andrew Harper. As most of you are aware Andy recently passed away having lost his long battle against cancer. Here are the details of his funeral...

16th August, 2016

Thanks to some 'charming' thieving bastards who stole a large chunk of BT copper multicore thus knocking out some 300 phone lines the site update is very late! The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have finally been updated... There is an unconfirmed report that the PPA will be Pulling at the Ruyton IX Towns Tractor Pull in Shropshire on the 1st & 2nd of October...

4th August, 2016

Another oops moment. Due to my stupidity (and a careless 'copy & paste') the FULL postcode for the PPA Ramsey Steam and Vintage Show should read PE15 OYJ...

3rd August, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated... My thanks to Mark Pacey who has very kindly sent me the ETPC European Garden Tractor Rulebook and Update for 2015 which have been added to the ETPC Rules page...

26th July, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

20th July, 2016

Phil Cavanna wins this months prize for spotting a link error for the 2016 Diary which dates back to mid May of this year... Oops, sorry!

18th July, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated... A couple of venue address confirmations have been added (thanks Paul) along with the ITPC Championships on the 31st July...

14th July, 2016

The time lag is almost as bad as the last time; sorry! The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

8th July, 2016

So sorry for the delay but the 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have (finally) been updated...

29th June, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

22nd June, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated and the Cornish Tractor Pullers are putting on a static display at the Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fair...

13th June, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

6th June, 2016

The Forthcoming Events pages has been updated...

5th June, 2016

The new Chairman of the Power Pulling Association has been elected (click here for the News article)...

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

Confusion still rules regarding Pickering, or to be more precise, the Pickering replacement(s). Click here for the Pickering Steam web site. I have contacted the organisers via e-mail so hopefully some clarification will be forthcoming soon...

31st May, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

28th May, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated and a new event (Tractor Fest – Made in Yorkshire at Newby Hall) has been added. My thanks to Martin McDermid for giving me the heads-up on this event.

26th May, 2016

Sad news... No Tractor Pulling at Padstow for the next two years! Click here to read the news article. On the other hand there is great news from the Launceston Steam & Vintage Rally...

Whilst we are on the subject of the Cornish Tractor Pullers Club, they now have their very own page on the UKTP web site. A couple of parts are still 'under construction' but at least you can see all their Pullers and know where you can go and see them in action...

25th May, 2016

The ETPC Farmstock Rules 2016 are now available to view on the ETPC site or download from the ETPC News page. These are essential reading for thse Pulling in this European class but are also a very useful guide for non-ETPC Tractors.

24th May, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated (sorry about the Pickering Game and Country Fair laste weekend, but no-one told me).

Sad to say Cathy and Dave Stimpson have resigned from their positions in the PPA for personal reasons.

In the meantime, Colin Millard has taken over as Chairman of the SWTPA.

18th May, 2016

Oops, nearly missed one! North East Tractor Pulling Club are holding a Pull on the 18th & 19th June at Huntly Mart in Aberdeenshire. The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

17th May, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

15th May, 2016

The Clutch Blankets has been updated following (some) feedback from one of the suppliers (damn, it's like trying to pull teeth!). The bottom line seems to be this option...

The right-hand column has now been updated...

14th May, 2016

Firstly, today is my wife Carol's birthday; many happy returns to Carol (Mrs Squirrel). Secondly two new events have been added to the 2016 Diary. ITPC have added the first of their Championship Rounds and the Storm Force Sledge has added the Stourport Vintage Steam Rally to their list...

7th May, 2016

The 2016 Diary has been updated to add a new Peak Vale event, the Sywell Classic 'Pistons & Props' at the end of September. All credit to the PVP Team who are bringing the sport of Tractor Pulling to an ever wider audience...

6th May, 2016

The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed a change of logo on (or should that be in) the left-hand column. The Massey-Ferguson division of AGCO (Challenger, FENDT, GSI, Massey-Ferguson and VALTRA) are providing my personal sponsorship for the 2016 season.

AGCO already sponsor Tractor Pulling under the VALTRA brand so don't be surprised when you see me kitted out in MF clothing. My heartfelt thanks to Andy Miller, Campbell Scott and Jennifer-May Norris at Massey-Ferguson...

Massey-Ferguson Global Cap

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated and I am delighted to be able to tell you that most of the Challenger Tractor Pulling Club dates have now been added.

5th May, 2016

Mitas have announced the release of their new 'Powerpull' tyre. Click here to read the News article...

4th May, 2016

Steve Cox has resigned as Chairman of the SWTPA. Click here to read the announcement...

3rd May, 2016

Important note: - The SWTPA Pull at Carmarthen next weekend (8th May) has been cancelled. The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated and another event added. Abergavenny Vinatge Tractor Pulling are having a Pull on the 26th June, 2016. Fore more information regarding tractor eligibility please see Forthcoming Events...

17th April, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated and I am please to confirm the date of the Foxearth Country Fair near Stoke on Trent (ST3 5BE), which is Sunday 26th June, 2016. Once again the event is being hosted and sponsored by Dalecrete... I went up there last year and enjoyed some fantastic Pulling in a great atmosphere.

11th April, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated... Please note the minor change to the SWTPA West Wales Truck & Tractor Pull which Facebook now shows as being Sunday only (8th May).

We have a date for the Brimfield Vintage Club Working Day (6th September, 2016) but no venue details as yet. Still nothing on the Challenger Tractor Pulling site for the 2016 calendar...

6th April, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated... Sorry, still no details of the Challenger Tractor Pulling dates on their site. According to them it's still Christmas but hopefully it (the site) will be updated very soon.

I have added a link to the Cornish Tractor Pullers Facebook page on the left-hand column of the main Index page and the Links page. A nice page with lots of information about all their tractors.

5th April, 2016

The Webmaster page has been updated to reflect my retiremnt from Oak Innovation Limited after just over 19-years service...

30th March, 2016

The 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages have been updated...

18th March, 2016

For those of you not 'in the know', Rob Uphill is selling his JCB franchise, all the JCB stock and this existing staff will be transfering to C.Smart Agricultural Services down in Cheddar. Click here to read the full News article.

11th March, 2016

My thanks to Phil Cavanna for pointing out a little typo (Ruyton)and a big issue with the table formatting for the Isleport Steam and Vintage Working Show entry, caused by a missing <td> in the page code.

Great news... All the Cornish Tractor Pullers dates are now in and have been added to the 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events. Their first outing of the season is a new event, The Mid Cornwall Rally so please do go along and support it if you can.

Sorry, still no dates for either the Challenger Tractor Pulling Club or the ITPC. Hopefully it won't be too long before we get them...

OK, so I was wrong. One ITPC Farm Class event is now in the 2016 Diary.

10th March, 2016

Oops... Sorry, the address I gave for the SWTPA Ryton IX Towns Pull was wrong. The correct address is now on the 2016 Diary.

9th March, 2016

The rest of the SWTPA events have now been added to the 2016 Diary and Forthcoming Events...

8th March, 2016

The 2016 Diary has been updated to include the PPA events and one for SWTPA. As you have probably noticed, the Mike Barrett Productions links on the right-hand panel have now been replaced by the up-coming UK Tractor Pulls.

One point to note is the almost total lack of SWTPA events. Despite the fact that their AGM was held on 23rd January they have still not got round to updating their web site or posting anything on their Facebook page, with the exception of their new Pull at Cheddar in June. Their dissemination of information seems to be sadly lacking methinks. Judging from the somewhat acrimonious exchanges on Lyndsey Moore's Facebook page, I am not the only one...

2nd March, 2016

The 2016 Diary has been updated and I am off to Rotterdam (Ahoy) tomorrow. To all those either competing or spectating at the European Superpull, hope you have a great time and hopefully I can catch up with a few of my friends...

26th February, 2016

The Malpas Team have just announced a Pull at the West Mid Agricultural Showground on the 28th and 29th of May which has been added to the 2016 Diary.

One of the 'Nuts & Bolts' PDF's has had to be removed and a re-named, compacted version put in its place because the original has managed to gobble up 30.61 GB of bandwidth! God only knows why unless someone has a direct link to it and if that is the case, that link is now broken...

19th February, 2016

The Boconnoc Steam Fair at the end of July has been added to the 2016 Diary. Due to a clash of dates with Welland there was no Tractor Pulling last year but it's back for 2016, organised by the Luke Furse Team. Different Sledge and different Pullers. If you would like to Pull at the event then go the Entries Invited page for contact details...

8th February, 2016

The 2016 Diary has been updated. Please note some of the ETPC events and classes have changed from the original listings posted way back in late October, 2015...

27th January, 2016

A new News item has been posted. Do you think you are tough enough for BBC's Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week? They are currently on the lookout for people to take part and hope that this extreme and high-adrenaline programme might appeal to some of the Tractor Pullers out there. Anyone applying needs to be a UK resident with an up to date passport.

13th January, 2016

The Leyland Tractor Pullers Charity Event at Willington, County Durham on the 26th and 27th March, 2016 has been added to the Diary...

North West Tractor Pullers Club has announced the date and venue for it AGM (see the News page for details)...

Just to simplify matters, the dates and locations of meetings (AGM's, etc.) have been added to the main Diary but are shown in blue.

12th January, 2016

The SWTPA AGM (Saturday 23rd January, 2016) has been added to the News page...

8th January, 2016

Just one addition today to the Index page photo montage. Rob Uphill driving 'One Trick Pony' at Bernay last year (2015).

The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed a new 'Supported by' link at the foot of the left-hand column of the main Index page which is there in recognition of Stephan Görtz (Schizos Pulling-pics) for his permission to use some of his stunning photographs. Check out his web site Schizos Pulling-pics...

7th January, 2016

The STPC dates for 2016 have been added to the Diary (my thanks to Graeme Simpson for the heads-up).

Another couple of addition have been made to the Index page photo montage in the shape of Stephen Charles driving 'Brutus' and Luke Waygood with 'Little Red Dragon'.

6th January, 2016

A very Happy New Year to all of you. As you can see, the Puller photo montage on the Index page has undergone a bit of an update. The new photo's (with links to bigger versions) are (from top to bottom): -

11th December, 2015

I know it's a little earlier than usual but here is the 2015 UKTP Christmas Card. I am indebted to Villager Jim for supplying the original photograph and giving me permission to use it. It first appeared at the start of February on the front page of the Daily Express and was taken in the Derbyshire Peak District, not far from Chatsworth House. Jim also has a Villager Jim Retail web site so why not pop along and check it out. Don't forget Christmas IS coming and he does have some really nice things...

10th December, 2015

Just in time for Christmas, providing you get a wriggle on... Mike Barrett's DVD and Blu-ray Tractor Pulling Dorset 2015 has now been released. A whole 140-minutes for only £15.95 or £19.95 for the Blu-ray version...

4th December, 2015

Oops, nearly missed it! STPC AGM this Sunday (6th December). Click this link...

30th November, 2016

The first of the 2016 AGM date is now in! Click on this link to see who it is...

26th November, 2015

No, I haven't made a mistake on the 2016 Diary. The Great Dorset Steam Fair has changed its dates and is now a week earlier than usual. Click here to read Martin Oliver's announcement... Yes, I'm afraid that does mean it will clash with the ETPC Euro Cup finals at Great Eccleston.

23rd November, 2015

My thanks to David Todd for providing the dates for the 2016 Cumbria Power Weekend at Kirkbride (9th & 10th July) which should be a BTPA Points event... The 2016 Diary is starting to fill up quite nicely!

20th November, 2015

UKTP is delighted to announce the arrival of a new member of 'staff', Paul Gardner (aka 'Wookiee') who kindly (or should that read stupidly) accepted an invitation to become a voluntary contributing writer. If you would like to read his resumé in his very own words, click on this link...

12th November, 2015

As it traditional in the 'closed' season for Tractor Pulling, the right hand column of the home page is now devoted to Mike Barrett Productions Tractor Pulling video offerings, just in time for the festive season...

29th October, 2015

The provisional ETPC Euro Cup dates have been added to the 2016 Diary. Only one more event left for 2015...

9th October, 2015

A couple of new items have been added to the Specialised Links page. The first is for Mark Pacey who is now a distributor of Sykes-Pickavant Tools and the second is for Martin Dolan Photography who has some stunning images of Dorset and the night sky...

6th October, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

30th September, 2015

The What is Tractor Pulling page has undergone a fairly major re-vamp to better reflect the UKTP's position as in independent site covering all aspect of Tractor Pulling, not just Independent (Demonstration) Pulling. Although the re-write is not quite finished, see if you can find the two 'Easter Eggs' on the page...

28th September, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated... The (very) embryonic 2016 Diary has been added to the site.

22nd September, 2015

A new News article has been posted regarding REIS who are able to offer Tractor Pulling Insurance not only for Associations and Clubs but for individual Pullers as well...

The UKTP Index page has been re-vamped, showing the ETPC Eurocup Champions for 2015. All photographs © Stephan Görtz (Schizos Pulling-pics) 2015. My thanks to Stephan for his permission to use some of his stunning photographs. Check out his web site Schizos Pulling-pics...

21st September, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

16th September, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated and another SWTPA event in October (Ryton IX Towns) has been added.

11th September, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated... So sorry for the delay but a combination of working at the GDSF and then playing 'catch-up' at work meant I haven't had a chance to update the site.

A new event Sledged by the Leyland Tractor Pullers has been added to the Diary (26th & 27th Sep 2015 - Barnard Castle Vintage Weekend) and as I promised Phil Maine (the 'Maine Man'), a new link has been added on the left-hand links column to Oz's Travels...

I have also added a link to this site on the Specialised Links page under Fun and Games.

A new event in Eire (All Ireland Tractor Pulling Championships & Family Fun Day on the 20th September) has been added to the Diary.

26th August, 2015

A new link has been added to the Specialised Links page for specialist insurers REIS who can provide liability insurance cover for Tractor Pulling Clubs (and their members) and Event Organisers...

25th August, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated... The postcode for the Ingworth Trosh (see below) has now been added (thanks to Lewis Hicks).

20th August, 2015

A new Peak Vale Tractor Pulling event, the Ingworth Trosh (19th & 20th September) has been added to the 2015 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages...

18th August, 2015

Additional information regarding the Cornish Tractor Pullers Club event at Launceston, Cornwall (PL15 9QY) has been added to the Forthcoming Events page...

17th August, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated... The Index page has been changed to the New Holland version in honour of the up-coming Great Dorset Steam Fair.

10th August, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

7th August, 2015

Sadly, due to local opposition the Moorgreen Country Show and Ploughing Match which was due to take place on the 6th September, 2015 has had to be cancelled so no Peak Vale Pulling...

5th August, 2015

To celebrate the launching of the new NWTPC web site the logo has been updated on the Links page...

Since the PPA web site is now well and truly up and running and is being updated regularly, I've added a link to this site as well..

The dead link and entry for the Southern Counties Club has been removed.

3rd August, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

31st July, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 21st July, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated... Please note, there will be no Tractor Pulling at Boconnoc this coming week-end because the dates now clash with Welland.

Thursday 16th July, 2015

Sorry it's so late (3-days) but Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have finally been updated...

Monday 6th July, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 23rd June, 2015

The 2015 Diary has been updated...

Monday 15th June, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

Wednesday 10th June, 2015

The entry fees for August Great Eccleston event have been added to the 2015 Diary and Phil Cavanna's 'big' photo has been changed on the image link of the Contributors page...

Tuesday 9th June, 2015

I am delighted to welcome Roy Harris as our new resident UKTP Event Photographer and you will find the Contributors page has been updated. Sorry about the photo Phil but it's the only one I could find of you and it's a tiny part of one taken at the 2014 SWTPA AGM..

Monday 8th June, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 2nd June, 2015

Tractor Puller entries are now being invited for 60th Somerset Steam & Country Show. Please look at the Entries Invited page for details...

Monday 1st June, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated... The web site link of the Somerset Traction Engine Club has been updated.

Tuesday 26th May, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

A Sledge on the move (News Article)...

Tuesday 19th May, 2015

The Irish Leinster Anchor Tractor Pulling Team dates have been added to the 2015 Diary...

Monday 18th May, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

A couple on new items have been added to the 'Specialised Links' page, for the Steel Flywheel manufacturing services of S.J. Wilkinson (they of Injector Pump fame) and JECK Films who specialise in Preservation and Heritage subjects.

Monday 11th May, 2015

An invitation to non-SWTPA Pullers has been posted on the News page. Anyone fancy a little trip to Plas-y-Cadno Farm, Beulah Road, Llantwrtyd Wells, Powys LD5 4SA on the 4th and 5th July, 2015?

A new article has been added to 'Compound Confidential'...

A new link for Echo Romeo LLP (IT and Web specialists) has been added to the 'Specialised Links' page...

Wednesday 6th May, 2015

A new DVD and Blu-ray (Tractor Pulling UK 2014) has been added to the Mike Barrett Productions page... All the best action from Onslow Park and the GDSF.

Tuesday 5th May, 2015

Finally its official... Andy Miller is the new President of the ETPC.

Are you the new Guy Martin, Fred Dibnah or Claire Barratt? If you think you are and know about the engineering marvels behind the history of rail then read on...

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

Friday 1st May, 2015

The STPC have added a new event at the Angus Show. A Saturday night Pull on the 6th June! This will take the total number of STPC Points Rounds to 7. My thanks to Graeme Simpson for the heads-up.

A new UKTP article about Clutch Blankets is in preparation with the help of Patrick Wever of Holland Blankets. Still very much under construction, you can follow the articles progress here...

Tuesday 28th April, 2015

A new event (Stourport-on-Severn Vintage Steam Rally) has been added to the 2015 Diary which is being organised by the Stormforce Sledge Team on the 11th & 12th July. If you want to Pull at this event go to their Facebook page...

What is (presumably) the final events list has been posted on the Power Pulling Association web site so the three TBC Pulls have been removed from the 2015 Diary.

A new link to the suppliers of the Holland Blankets, the Wispering Giant web site, has been added to the Specialised Links page. These ETPC approved Clutch Shatter Blankets come with an up to 10-year life.

Monday 27th April, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

Thursday 23rd April, 2015

The ETPC have just issued a set of new rules for Turbocharger shielding. Click here to see the News article and access the PDF and Technical Drawings. The new rules come into force on the 1st May, 2015...

All the currently listed ETPC rules and information (in PDF format) have been added to the ETPC page...

Tuesday 21st April, 2015

Most of the Challenger Tractor Pulling Club events have now been added to the the 2015 Diary, which only leaves one Peak Vale and three PPA Pulls to be confirmed... The Rutland County Show (a PVP event) has also been added.

Monday 13th April, 2015

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 7th April, 2015

A new entry has been added to the Specialised Links page for Clifton Canvas Developments who manufacture protective ETPC approved Kevlar® tractor clutch shatter blankets...

Entries are invited for the Tractor Pull at West Mid Agricultural Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury. The entry on the Entries Invited page include all the apropriate Forms for you to download...

Wednesday 18th March, 2015

A new event (Cornish Pullers at Netherbridge, Launceston on the 22nd & 23rd August) has been added to the 2015 Diary...

The Steam Fair FM News article has been updated to acknowledge the swift intervention of the NTET (The National Traction Engine Trust) to save the day...

A link to the NTET web site has now been added to the left-hand column of links.

Tuesday 17th March, 2015

Two new News Articles have been posted...

Sadly Steve Mason passed away on Saturday evening (14th). Click here for details of the funeral. RIP Steve...

Steam Fair FM will be at the Great Dorset Steam Fair this year after all. Read the announcement here...

Forthcoming Events and the 2015 Diary have been updated. As the Pulling season is nearly upon us, the Upcoming Events column is now back on the Index page.

Oh, and for all of you over in the Emerald Isle, a very Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

Monday 2nd March, 2015

This is an update of the previous post (Thursday 26th February, 2015).

The BTPA and Malpas are organising two days of Tractor Pulling at the West Mid Agricultural Showground. The 23rd May coincides with the Shropshire County Agricultural Show and the second day is a stand-alone event.

The e-mail I received in answer to my question says: -

"The Shropshire Show is held on the 23 rd May only and there is tractor pulling on that day but there is also tractor pulling on the 24th May at the show ground - times for both days to be confirmed.

The event will be a Malpas Tractor Pulling Club and  BTPA event - ALL TRACTORS  who have relevant club memberships  and clutch inspections etc. are welcome. If you have any more queries regarding this pull please contact us."

You can always e-mail me at UKTP an I'll forward your enquiry...

Thursday 26th February, 2015

All the Power Pulling Association dates are now in although several venue's are still to be confirmed.

The Shropshire County Agricultural Show appears twice in the 2015 Diary because the Cumbria Tractor Pulling Club have it listed as an event on the 23rd May and Malpas Tractor Pulling Club have Tractor Pulling down for the 23rd & 24th May. I may have to resort to e-mailing a few people to seek some clarification. Watch this space...

Mitas have launched their Powerpull 30.5L-32 tyre. Click here for the News article.

Wednesday 25th February, 2015

Hurray! The Irish Tractor Pulling Committee seems to have got itself a new Webmaster. Go and have a look at the re-vamped web site. To celebrate this fact, all the ITPC events have been added to the 2015 Diary...

Tuesday 24th February, 2015

Sad news on the GDSF front. No Steam Fair FM for 2015. Read the News article here...

Friday 13th February, 2015

Since you've seen more than enough of my ugly mug, the Index page has a new theme to cheer us all up in the winter gloom, harking back to the glorious summer weekend at Brande in Denmark where Rob Uphill driving 'One Trick Pony' bacame the Euro Cup Prostock champion.

My thanks to Jan (Janwerners Pullingbilder) for permission to use some of his stunning photo's taken at Brande. Here's a link to the full gallery...

STPC event dates are now in and have been added to the 2015 Diary.

Wednesday 11th February, 2015

Rob has managed to check the 'One Trick Pony' article and said "...don't think anything needs changing." So, to celebrate, some more photo's of the 2013 chassis re-paint have been added. What are you waiting for? Go read...

Tuesday 10th February, 2015

Well, that was a short lived SWTPA Tractor Pull. The Heddington & Stockley Steam Rally and Country Fair web site now displays the following message: -

"It is with regret that we wish to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, our 2015 Rally will not take place."

Monday 9th February, 2015

Just to clear up any confusion, the Power Pulling Association (PPA) are staging the Tractor Pulling at the Essex Country Show. The Show organisers have confirmed this ahead of the PPA AGM which is on the 21st of February.

Just for your information, the far right column of the 2015 Diary is the source of the information, which is not necessarily the Association or Club organising the Pull...

Three SWTPA events (North Somerset Show, All Wales Truck Show and Heddington & Stockley) have been confirmed, with more to be announced after this Saturday's AGM.

If you were hoping to win yourself a Massey Ferguson MF5610 for a year I'm afraid you are too late as the competition has now closed!

Friday 6th February, 2015

The dates for the Cumbria Power Weekend (4th & 5th July) have been added to the 2015 Diary, thanks to a message via Facebook from David Todd.

Two new links have been added for Team Oh Bonnie and the Dutch Interation Kools web site on the Links page...

1½ Dutch Pullers have come to the UK. The whole of 'Brutus' and the chassis, gearbox, rear axle and tinwork of the old 'Agrifac Interaction' are here and will run in the BTPA Supersort 4.5t Class, along with 'Oh Bonnie'. Click here to read the News article...

Wednesday 28th January, 2015

This is less a case of an article being posted onto the UKTP web site but more of one escaping into the wilds of the Internet. Even though Rob Uphill has still to give his approval to the content, an article detailing the building of the 2014 Eurocup Prostock Champion 'One Trick Pony' has been released...

A new addition to the Specialised Links page. Oak Telecom who just happen to be my employer...

Tuesday 27th January, 2015

2015 ETPC Rule Changes have been posted as a article on the News page... I have added a link on the left column to NTPA Online, the USA Tractor Pulling site.

A new Challenger Tractor Pulling date has been added (Smallwood Vintage Rally) to the 2015 Diary and why not visit the Rally page on Facebook...

Monday 26th January, 2015

The 2015 UKTP Events Diary has now been updated...

Friday 23rd January, 2015

The results of the 2015 UKTP Caption Competition on the Facebook page are now displayed on the UKTP home page, with thanks to all who entered and especially to Gary Shaw for the original idea. Enjoy!

Wednesday 21st January, 2015

The Starting Handle Club Summer Show has been added to the 2015 Diary with more Peak Vale Pulling events to be confirmed...

Friday 16th January, 2015

32 photographs taken at Welland last year (2014) have been added to the Welland Show page.

Thursday 15th January, 2015

Start time for the SWTPA AGM has been added to the News article...

Wednesday 14th January, 2015

I've added a new link on the left-hand column for the Somerset Steam & Country Show (formerly the Somerset Steam Spectacular) which is held at Low Ham, just outside Langport in Somerset. No sign of the dates for 2015 yet...

A few more dates have been added to the 2015 Diary courtesy of the Traction Time Steam Rally Planner 2015. Most of these will need to be confirmed... Just FYI, I've added a link to Traction Time on the left-hand column.

Thursday 8th January, 2015

The 2015 UKTP Events Diary has now been uploaded onto the site but as of this moment very few events are in, with the exception of the ETPC ones. Please keep checking back...

Wednesday 7th January, 2015

The date of the SWTPA AGM (14th February, 2015) has been added to the list of AGM's on the News page...

As a result of the unstoppable march of Facebook (which is making most Message Boards redundant) a link to the UKTP Facebook page has been added to the Forum menu tab...

Oh, almost forgot. A couple more stunning photo's have been added to the Antarctica2 story...

Tuesday 6th January, 2015

As today is Twelth Night, the UKTP Christmas Card is coming down to be replaced by 'Journeys End', the lat photo from the Antarctica2 epic. If you want a chance of winning a Massey Ferguson MF5610 for a year, there's still time to enter the competition.

The Antartica2 article has been updated with the journey back to base...

Since we are now into the AGM season, all the Association and Club meetings which have been posted on the Internet (well, those I can find) have been listed on the News page.

Friday 19th December, 2014

You've seen this year's UKTP Christmas Card, now read the story of Manon Ossevoort and Antartica2.

For your chance to win a Massey Ferguson MF5610 tractor, enter here -  http://www.antarcticatwo.com/competition/

Wednesday 17th December, 2014

Enough of the bah, humbug... Here is the 2014 UKTP Christmas Card for all of you. Just in case you're interested, this is a photo from Antarctica 2, TO THE SOUTH POLE BY MF 5610 TRACTOR.

Monday 17th November, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated... Sorry, that's it for 2014 so the Upcoming Events column now shows the Mike Barrett Productions Tractor Pulling Video's available to buy. The 2014 crop should be ready for picking in time for Christmas!

Monday 27th October, 2014

A number of links have been added to the Specialised Links page for Rob Van der Waal's Pulling Parts web site which is very well worth a visit... Click the Union Flag on the right-hand side (under the banner) to view the site in English.

Tuesday 14th October, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Wednesday 8th October, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated... Sorry it has taken so long to get round to updating the site however if anyone has been following the Stubhampton Gate Cottage Flood Resilience progress on my Facebook page you will probably understand!

Thursday 11th September, 2014

Details of the Malpas Pull at Ruyton-XI-Towns have been updated on the Forthcoming Events page...

Monday 8th September, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Thursday 4th September, 2014

Sorry for the delay in updating the site, occasioned by my being at the GDSF. Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated and the Index page has returned to its normal (more or less) version.

Friday 22nd August, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated... Please note the Moorgreen Country Show has been cancelled by the organisers due to a lack of funds.

Wednesday 20th August, 2014

Don't panic, you haven't come to the wrong site for Tractor Pulling! To celebrate 50 years of New Holland at Basildon and the Great Dorset Steam Fair the Index page has a (temporary) new look. Normal service will be resumed at the start of September...

Tuesday 19th August, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Friday 15th August, 2014

As one of the major sponsors of the Great Dorset Steam Fair a news article celebrating 50 years of New Holland at Basildon has been posted on the News page...

Thursday 14th August, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Thursday 7th August, 2014

A little belatedly we celebrate Rob Uphill and 'One Trick Pony' winning the ETPC Prostock class Eurocup at Brande in Denmark. Well done Rob and the OTP team... Click here to read the article.

Tuesday 5th August, 2014

Two new links for Chic Photographic have been added to the Specialised Links page (under Photographers and Event Services).

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Thursday 31st July, 2014

The News article reporting the sad passing of Tony Bruegger has been updated...

Wednesday 30th July, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated... Sorry, due to a typo the dates for Onslow Park were wrong. The show is on the 24th and 25th August!

Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 15th July, 2014

A link has been added to the Specialised Links page for the new Cowling Agriculture web site to coincide with their sponsorship of the Tractor Pulling at the The Somerset Steam and Country Show 2014 at Low Ham from 18th to the 20th July, 2014...

Monday 14th July, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 8th July, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Friday 27th June, 2014

Sorry for the delay but Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have finally been updated...

Thusday 19th June, 2014

More content has been added to the Welland page, along with links to the Show sponsors plus three more images...

Wednesday 18th June, 2014

There has been a partial re-write of the Welland page and the photo's have now been captioned...

Monday 16th June, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Wednesday 11th June, 2014

Tom (Beattie) tells me Kevan and Josh Whittingham (Team Whittingham) have lots of Crower Clutch bits in stock so the Specialised Links page has now been upgated to reflect that fact...

Tuesday 10th June, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated and the location of the Peak Vale event on the 5th & 6th July added...

Team Whittingham has been added to the Specialised Links page in a new Assorted Pulling Parts For Sale section thanks to their extensive collection of engines, transmission bits, tyres, clutch parts, tractor weights, etc...

Just for the sake of uniformity, the UKTP 'Banner' at the top of the pages has been changed to the 'new' version, which was created in 2009 by Karen Smith (aka 'Puff the Magic Dragon' or more simply 'Kazz')...

Friday 30th May, 2014

Sorry the update is a little late this week but finally Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated.

A new event (Abbeylara Field Day) has been added to the Diary, thanks to James O'Connell for posting the event on Facebook.

Just a little reminder to anyone wanting to 'borrow' bits of the site content (text and images), please remember (unless otherwise stated) the content is copyright!

Tuesday 20th May, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Friday 16th May, 2014

Sadly the Tractor Pulling at the Anglesey Vintage Rally has had to be cancelled due to waterlogged ground... The rest of the event will go ahead as planned.

Wednesday 14th May, 2014

A new link for MHP Catering has been added to the Specialised Links page under Event Services...

Tuesday 13th May, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated... Work is underway on a new page on the Welland Steam & Counry Fair but bear in mind this is still under construction!

Thursday 8th May, 2014

A new Pulling date (Tenbury Show, 2nd August) has been added to the 2014 Diary.

Wednesday 7th May, 2014

A new entry on the 'Specialised Links' page has been added for Advanced Chassis based in Antwerp, OH in the USA.

Tuesday 6th May, 2014

Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Wednesday 16th April, 2014

Two new Leinster Anchor events over in Eire have been added to the 2014 Diary. My thanks to Grattan Kealy for the information. On a personal note, last Saturday I was taken to see Southern Tenant Folk Union in Bridport. Stunning! A new link has been added to the Specialised Links page under the heading Music...

Tuesday 1st April, 2014

Happy April Fool's Day! Forthcoming Events and the 2014 Diary have been updated...

Friday 28th March, 2014

Two more Challenger Tractor Pulling dates have been added to the 2014 Diary, plus the Berwick St John County Fair...

The Forthcoming Events page has been updated and as you can see on the Index page, the Upcoming Events have now replaced the Mike Barrett Productions DVD listing.

Thursday 27th March, 2014

The 2014 Diary has been updated with events for The Challenger Tractor Pulling, Peak Vale Tractor Pulling, Power Pulling Association and STPC.

Wednesday 5th March, 2014

A new Leyland Tractor Pullers event (Barnards Castle Vintage Rally - 24th - 26th May) has been added to the 2014 Diary...

Thursday 27th February, 2014

Three new photo's (courtesy of 'Onky' Ankers) have been added to the 'Flywheels' article. Well worth a look...

Tuesday 18th February, 2014

The first version of the 2014 Diary has been added to the site. Please keep your eye on it as new events will be added as so as they become available. Once again I've included the ETPC EuroCup rounds...

Friday 24th January, 2014

A new link to the BTPA Forum has been added the the left-hand 'Links' column because there doesn't seem to be a link to it on the main BTPA web site. Hopefully that will make life simpler for 'wookiee'... Actually there is one just under the banner, in the middle of the navigation links.

The Peak Vale Tractor Pulling Club becomes a Limited Company. Read the News article here.

Monday 13th January, 2014

Since the Festive Season is now over and Twelfth Night has been and gone the 2012 Christmas Card has been removed from the Index page albeit a little late, sorry traditionalists. A very Happy New Year to you all!

Association and Club AGM's that I know about have been added to the News page along with a link from the main Index page.

Tuesday 17th December, 2013

The BTPA has issued a letter that marks what is possibly one of the most important milestones in UK Tractor Pulling for many years. Please take the time fo read the News article...

Monday 9th December, 2013

As you can see on the Index page, the 2013 Christmas Card has made it's appearance. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday 28th November, 2013

A banner promoting the Leinster Anchor Tractor Pulling Team's Fight Night has been added with links from the 2013 Diary and Forthcoming Events pages.

Wednesday 27th November, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated, as has the Mike Barrett Productions page listing the five new 2013 Tractor Pulling video's he has added.

The right-hand pane of the main Index page has also been changed to show Mike's Tractor Pulling offerings, just in time for Christmas!

The next Leinster Anchor Tractor Pulling Team event has been added to the Diary...

Wednesday 9th October, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated and the Brimfield Sledge has been added to the Sledges page. A new link for the Brimfield Vintage Club has been added to the Index page.

Friday 4th October, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Friday 13th September, 2013

A new link for Cowling Agriculture has been added to the Specialised Links page... I have also added a link to Rob Uphill's 'One Trick Pony' web site on the Links page.

Thurdsay 12th September, 2013

A new page has been added which gives you all the facts and figures relating to cast v steel flywheels... If you're running a cast flywheel you really need to read this article.

Tuesday 10th September, 2013

A new News article with a link to the video clip has been posted regarding the latest Pulling incident in Italy where another cast flywheel failed last Sunday (8th September), along with some very sound advice from Barrie Sowerby, the SWTPA Safety Officer.

Monday 9th September, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated... The Challenger Tractor Pulling event (All Wales Ploughing Match) now has a confimend venue.

I have added some Parts Lists, Workshop Manual and Operators Handbook for the Ford 2700 Diesel on the Ford and Fordson 6-cylinder Diesel Engines page. May be useful to those of you using 'D' series and Cargo engines...

Friday 6th September, 2013

A new photo has been added to the 'Anatomy' page along with a link to the video showing an Italian Puller breaking in half when the clutch/flywheel failed cutting the tractor in half...

A new News article has also been added relating to the two Pulling incidents which occured in Belgium and Italy last Sunday (1st September, 2013).

Wednesday 4th September, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated... Two more Challenger Tractor Pulling events have been added. Two new photo's have been added to the 'Anatomy' page.

The 2009 ETPC Rules and 2008 ETPC Sledge Rules have been added to the ETPC Rules page.

Tuesday 27th August, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Friday 23rd August, 2013

A few more Specialised Links have been added along with a new News article relating to the sale of 'Deere Stalker', BTPA Super Stock 160...

Tuesday 20th August, 2013

Two more Leinster Anchor events in September have been added to Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary...

Monday 19th August, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Friday 16th August, 2013

The Anatomy of a Puller page has been slightly updated to reflect a number of important safety issues...

Tuesday 13th August, 2013

A new Specialised Link has been added for TTV Racing Competition Flywheels...

Monday 12th August, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Thursday 8th August, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated to add a new Leinster Anchor event at the Tullow Agricultural Show on Sunday 18th August...

Tuesday 6th August, 2013

Sorry for the delay however Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have finally been updated...

Tuesday 23rd July, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 16th July, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Wednesday 10th July, 2013

Sorry for the slight delay but Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Two more 'Leinster Anchor' Tractor Pulling Team events in Eire have also been added.

Friday 5th July, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated to add some new 'Shock Wave' events over in Eire.

Tuesday 2nd July, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 25th June, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Wednesday 19th June, 2013

A new Link has been added to the home of the De Jong Special Tractor Pulling Team...

Tuesday 18th June, 2013

A new Link has been added to Dieter van der Linde's web site which specialises in highly detailed models of Tractor Pullers...

Monday 17th June, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Friday 14th June, 2013

With just over a month to go before the Somerset Steam and Country Show a little reminder has been posted on the News page. If you have a Puller or know of someone with a Puller who would like to go to Low Ham, you don't have much time left to get your application it to Tim 'Reggie' Brake...

A big weekend in Dutch Tractor Pulling... It's the Made Powerweekend 2013!

Monday 10th June, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Tuesday 4th June, 2013

Sadly Jim Greenhalgh has finally lost his battle with Cancer. Click here to read the News article.

Monday 3rd June, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Friday 31st May, 2013

The Start Lists for the 2013 Shakey Super Pull have been posted on the News page...

Thursday 30th May, 2013

I have added a link to the Zeinstra Newborn Deere web site on the Links page...

Tuesday 28th May, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

The The Somerset Steam and Country Show 2013, Netherham Farm, Low Ham, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9DR, 19th - 21st July, 2013 has been added to the Entries Invited page. If you would like to Pull at this event, you will need to e-mail Tim Brake with details of your Puller.

Friday 24th May, 2013

All the links for the new trial 'Site Navigation' page have now been hooked up so let's see how well it works. The link to What do you want to know today? on the main Index page has been modified to make it clearer that this is in fact a link (thank you Mrs Squirrel)...

Just for the hell of it, I've re-linked the British Tractor Challenge 2006 page and put if back on the Gallery Menu. If anyone want's to take a little trip down memory lane...

Thursday 23rd May, 2013

A new trial 'Site Navigation' page is being tested but be warned, not all the links are hooked-up yet. What do you want to know today? Let me know what you think...

Wednesday 22nd May, 2013

A photo of the new 'Leinster Anchor' Sledge has been added to the Sledges page.

A new News article has been added about the Tractor Pulling at this years show at Low Ham near Langport in Somerset.

Monday 20th May, 2013

A new News article has been posted relating to Tractor Pulling Insurance. For those of you looking to insure you Tractor for Pulling there may be another solution in the offing. Fingers crossed!

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated...

Address details have now been added to the ITPC event in Eire in the 2013 Diary.

Friday 17th May, 2013

Phone contact details have been added for Jerry Ellis on the Specialised Links page...

Oops, the Cornish communications seem to have broken down! Two Cornish events have now been added to the 2013 Diary. Launceston on the 25th - 27th May and Padstow on the 5th - 7th July.

Thursday 16th May, 2013

The confirmed ITPC Pulling event in Eire have been added to the 2013 Diary. Sorry no address details yet. If you happen to be a Web Monkey in Ireland who could help them out, the ITPC would love to hear from you. You can e-mail the ITPC via this link.

A News article has been added appealing for a Web Monkey to help out the Irish Tractor Pulling Committee.

Two Irish Sledges have been added to the Sledges page (full details to follow)...

A link has been added to the main Index page to this page to make it easier to find and the into text has been changed slightly...

Monday 13th May, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated... Ownership of 'Steele's Pulling Power' at Barnard Castle has been updated (see the Sledges page).

Friday 10th May, 2013

The The Somerset Steam and Country Show 2013 at Low Ham (19th, 20th & 21st July) has been added to the 2013 Diary.

Thursday 9th May, 2013

Scottish Championship Tractor Pull at BA Stores (21st & 22nd September) has been added to the Diary. Sorry for this omission and my thanks to Graeme (True Blue) for pointing it out.

Links have been added to the new Shakey Super Pull Flyer and Event Details on the 2013 Diary.

Wednesday 8th May, 2013

A Specialised Link has been added to JJ's Cider site...

Tuesday 7th May, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated and a Specialised Link has been added to Agrihaul Engineering...

Friday 26th April, 2013

A Link has been added to the Dutch 'Red Impact' site...

Tuesday 23rd April, 2013

A new Peak Vale Pulling event (The Starting Handle Club Summer Show, at the Marsham Summer Show) has been added to the 2013 Diary...

A new Specialised Link has been added to the Dutch precision engineering company Koebrugge Metaal Bewerking.

Monday 22nd April, 2013

Forthcoming Events and the 2013 Diary have been updated and a Flyer has been added to the Springspeed Nationals at the Shakespear Raceway.

Friday 18th April, 2013

Links have been addded to Team Centurie in Denmark and the Dutch Team Red Devil.

Wednesday 17th April, 2013

A Link has been added to the Danish 'Rabbit G'n Mad' & 'Blue Rabbit' site and also to the Dutch 'Dark Side of the Moon'.

Tuesday 16th April, 2013

Specialised Links added for Eagle Clutches in Finland, Colberg Tractor and Atlas Tractor, both of which are in the USA.

Monday 15th April, 2013

A Link has been added to the NTPA over in the USA and some of the Specialised Links have been slightly reorganised...

Sunday 14th April, 2013

A new event has been added to the 2013 Diary, the Much Marcle Steam Rally which is now open for Tractor Pulling entries (see here).

I have also added a Specailised Link for Tedder Pulling Performance over in Indiana.

Friday 12th April, 2013

Links added to the Dutch Lady Green Pulling site (well worth a visit), Renate van Riet's Blue Hazard Tractor Pulling Team and Valtra Pulling in Finland which has to be one of the neatest Pulling sites on the Internet!

I've also added a link to Andy Millers Bear Essentials page on the Valmet site...

I have added the European Championships at Zele, Belgium to the 2013 Diary and changed a number of SWTPA dates which appear to be wrong (thank you Phil).

A Specialised Link has been added to the Dutch company Post & Dros...

Thursday 11th April, 2013

The PPA events have now been added to the 2013 Diary, along with a Press Release detailing the PPA's involvement at the Springspeed Nationals at the Shakespear Raceway.

Links added for Bear Essentials Pulling Team and Alex Rearie's 'Pist n' Broke' site.

Wednesday 10th April, 2013

A News article about the Cumbria Tractor Pulling Club has been posted along with a link on the Index page left-hand column and one on the main Links page...

Since the new Pulling season will soon be upon us, the right-hand column of the main Index page is now listing the upcoming Pulling events in date order. Tractor Pulling at the Three Okefords in Dorset has now been confirmed, so make it a date for you diary!

Tuesday 9th April, 2013

The 2013 Diary has been updated... NB, the ETPC Euro Cup event in nothern Italy has been confirmed as Parma.

A link has been added to the Dutch ProStock team Neighbours Nightmare from Schijf. Although the site is in Dutch it's well worth a visit. Nice layout...

Wednesday 3rd April, 2013

A new link has been added on the Links page to the D'N Aerdvruter Super Stock Team over in the Netherlands...

Tuesday 2nd April, 2013

Another Peak Vale Pulling date has been added (Newark on the 9th November) to the 2013 Calendar...

A new photo of the Malpas Sledge had been posted on the Sledges page.

Thursday 28th March, 2013

Two Peak Vale Pulling dates (Rockingham and Moorgreen) have been added to the 2013 Calendar...

The Shock Wave Tractor Pulling Team will be at Ballacolla, Co Laois, Eire on Sunday 31st March, 2013.

The start of a new series of Specialised Links links have been added for Agricultural & Commercial Engineers & Fabricators.

Tuesday 26th March, 2013

A new Specialised Link had been added for Delicious Churros (the Latin American version of the Doughnut), based in the North East.

Due to the weather, the Malpas Tractor Pulling Club event on 30th & 31st March, 2013 has been rescheduled for the 20th & 21st April, 2013. Let's all pray for some decent weather sometime soon!

Monday 25th March, 2013

Oh dear, how on earth did I managed to miss off all these Specialised Tractor Pulling links? Peter Clarke Pulling Parts have now been well and truly added...

Please note, due to the weather, the Malpas Tractor Pulling Club event on 30th & 31st March, 2013 has had to be postponed...

Thursday 21st March, 2013

Well, apart from it being the Spring Equinox, a new The Challenger Tractor Pulling Club event has been added to the 2013 Calendar. The 3rd August will see Tractor Pulling at the Betley Show near Crew in Cheshire...

I have also made a number of changes to the Sledges page...

Wednesday 20th March, 2013

A new Link has been added to the Index page left column and also on the main Links page for the new Club in the north of Endland, Leyland Tractor Pullers. I have also added their Pulling dates to the 2013 Calendar.

Another link has been added to the Specialised Links page for Jon Wilding's company, A3 Events who can provide a very comprehensive range of event services...

All the 2013 event dates for The Challenger Tractor Pulling Club have also been added to the 2013 Calendar... These are the ones marked TCTPC!

Tuesday 19th February

In an attempt to make some of the information on the site more accessible to casual visitors, the 'Calendar' menu has been re-named 'Events' and the same menu now includes the 'Tractor Pulling Venues' page...

Thursday 14th February, 2013

Happy Valentines Day! A new News article has been added announcing a change of Chairman of the NWTPC. Congratulations to Tom Beattie... I have also added a Link to BWA Racing, Brian Armistead's merry bunch of men.

Wednesday 13th February, 2013

Oh dear how could I miss this Team off the Links Page? I've (finally) added a link to the Simply Red Pulling Team. Sorry it's taken so long John and Lorena...

Thursday 7th February, 2013

All the BTPA events bar one are now listed on the 2013 Calendar. The date has yet to be confirmed for the STPC Finals at the BA Stores in September... My thanks to Joe Stevens for providing the full list.

Wednesday 6th February, 2013

Oops... Yes it was a typo! Ahoy is the 9th of March not the 19th. My thanks to Phil Cavana for point out my blunder in the 2013 Calendar.

On the subject of Ahoy, Kevan tell me Team Whittingham have been invited to the event. Nice one!

Two new links have been added to the Rattle and Hum and White Horse Teams in the Netherlands...

Tuesday 5th February, 2013

The 2013 Pulling Calendar has been added although it is missing masses of events, for example PPA (Mini Pullers), Challenger Tractor Pulling, Peak Vale and Independent events which will be added as soon as they are to hand, so please keep checking back...

Tuesday 22nd January, 2013

A new Specialised Link has been added for S.J.Wilkinson in Lancashire who specialise in diesel pumps, diesel injectors, diesel lift pumps, etc.

Friday 11th January, 2013

Stolen - 'She's a Perfect Ten'. Please read the News article and if you have any information please contact Garry Swanton on either 07816 878533 or 07791 098592...

A new Link has been added to Tractors Bazoom.com, a new community site for tractor enthusiasts which is very popular in Denmark and is now over here as well. Check it out!

Monday 7th January, 2013

Since the Festive Season is now over and Twelth Night has been and gone the 2012 Christnas Card has been removed from the Index page...

Tuesday 18th December, 2012

The links to Blue Force, the new Club for New Holland, Ford, Fordson, Muir-Hill and derivatives have been updated. Sorry, I didn't realise they had a new web site so my thanks go to Peter Simpson for letting me know... Please pop over and have a look!

As you can see on the Index page, the 2012 Christmas Card has finally made it's appearance. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday 13th November, 2012

A link has been added to the new Team Whittingham web site on the Tractor Pullings Links page...

Wednesday 7th November, 2012

Three new 2012 DVD's have been added to the Mike Barrett Productions page with links on the right-hand column of the main Index page. All three are available on DVD or Blue Ray HD for outstanding quality as well, please contact Mike if you would like one on the HD format.

Monday 22nd October, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... Since there are no more events listed for this year, the Mike Barrett Productions DVD listing has raplaced the usual 'Forthcoming Pulls' panel. The new 2012 DVD's will be listed as soon as they are available.

Links have been added to the new BTPA affilliate, Southern Counties Tractor Pullers Club.

Thursday 11th October, 2012

Mea culpa again... I must humbly apologies for misspelling Mr Slater's Christian name. It is, of course Gary and not Garry which I in my stupidity wrote down. The News page has been updated. My thanks to Mike Barrett (Mike Barrett Productions) who spotted my mistake whilst he was preparing the cover for the Welland DVD and to Stacie Slater who responded so promptly to my query...

Tuesday 9th October, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... Some new photos have been added to the 'One Trick Pony' page just to whet your appetite for the main article.

Friday 5th October, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated with a new 'Shock Wave' event in County Wicklow... PPA Pulling at Eton - Sorry, this event was CANCELLED in August but no one told me. Thanks to Paul Smith I've only just found out!

Monday 1st October, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

Thursday 27th September, 2012

The News article reporting Gary Slater's death has been updated...

Gary's funeral will be held at 14:30 (2:30pm) on Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 at Worcester Crematorium, Tintern Avenue, Astwood Road, Worcester WR3 8EB.

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated with the address details for the Tern Ploughing Match (Howle Manor, Nr Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8AY).

Wednesday 26th September, 2012

A new News article has been added reporting the death of Puller Garry Slater.

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... Sorry, the Tractor Pulling at Dernford Lakes has had to be CANCELLED due to the wet however the Ford & Fordson Show is still on but please note a change of venue!

The weekend will still go ahead and all tractors that are booked in can still come along. The new venue is now part of the vintage show at Sleap Airfield at Wem.  ANY QUESTIONS- ring Dave Bfd Steele 07519 417409. NEW ADDRESS - Sleap Aerodrome, Harmer Hill, Shropshire SY4 3HE.

Monday 17th September, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

Wednesday 12th September, 2012

Mea culpa. Two blunders on the web site...

Firstly (as Phil C. has pointed out) I failed to list an important News article posted on the 3rd August which relates to NFU Mutual Insurance and Tractor Pulling which you really should read, especially if you are insured with them!

Secondly, my thanks to Trevor Stone for pointing out a massive boo boo (careless cut and paste) on the UK Tractor Pulling Classifications page relating to the Avro Shackleton, which was of course a Maritime Patrol Aircraft not a WWII bomber. Sorry!

Monday 10th September, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... A new page has been added listing the SAE Industrial engine bellhousing sizes, which should help a few of you busy building Pullers.

Thursday 6th September, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated and a new event has been added (29th & 30th Sept, 2012 - Cumbria Power Weekend, Cumbria Tractor Pulling Club, Kirkbride Airfield, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 5LF).

A new article has been added to the News page reporting the fact that Jean Riches has sadly passed away.

Tuesday 28th August, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

Monday 20th August, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... The Peak Vale Pulling at Harby in Leicestershire has been cancelled due to waterlogged ground!

A new page has been added which contains an extract of a posting on another Board and gives a mass of history and useful information on Ford (and Fordson) 6-cylinder engines.

Monday 13th August, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... Three new Irish events have been added to the Diary.

Friday 10th August, 2012

A lot more information has been added to the Sledges page including before and after photos of the Dorset /Landford Sledge. Can anyone from the PPA fill in the gaps for their two sledges and if anyone can give me any information on the two Barnards Castle machines?

Thursday 9th August, 2012

Two new Sledges ('Storm Force' and the 'Mini' Sledge from the Forest of Dean) have been added to the Sledges page along with a bit more detail on some of the other 'weight transfer' devices...

Tuesday 7th August, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... A new Irish event (2nd Sept, 2012 - Tractor Pulling Competition, Dualla Field Day, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland) has been added to the Diary.

Monday 30th July, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

Thursday 26th July, 2012

Mea culpa... Having gone to the trouble of driving up to the SWTPA Pull at Low Ham (just north of Langport in Somerset), taking photographs and putting them in a Picasa gallery on the web I promptly forgot to put a link on this site. Sorry! Click here to see the photos. My thanks to Phil Cavanna for kindly pointing out my oversite...

Tuesday 24th July, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... A new Malpas Tractor Pulling Club event (Ruyton XI Towns Tractor Pull) at the start of September has been added to the Diary.

Tuesday 17th July, 2012

Sorry for the delay in updating the site. Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated. Latest news on the cancelation front is the Heavy Metal Tractor Pulling Team, Fingal Vintage Rally, Lusk which has bitten the dust, or should that read MUD!

The other big news over the weekend is the postponement of Welland which will now take place 21st - 23rd September, 2012.

I've finally had confirmation that the Pickering Rally will be hosting Tractor Pulling so that's been added to the Diary. Sorry for the late notification!

Tuesday 10th July, 2012

Please note the ITPC Pull on the 15th July is acutually in Co Wicklow! James tells me there will be Independent Tractor Pulling at the 2012 Castledermot Vintage Day which will take place on Sunday 30th September 2012 on the Corcoran Farm at Gorteengrone (on R448 Castledermot-Carlow Road) Castledermot, Co. Kildare. Ireland.

Monday 9th July, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... A new event (15th July, 2012 - ITPC Tractor Pulling at Crablane, Co.Wexford, Ireland) has been added.

Thursday 5th July, 2012

Sorry to have to report both the Flatts Farm Tractor Pulling and the whole Much Marcle Show have had to be canceled!

Monday 2nd July, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated. Sorry, but due to the ground conditions, the SWTPA Tractor Pulling at the All Wales Truck Show has had to be canceled. How many more events are we going to loose this damn soggy summer?

Monday 25th June, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated.. A new link to SPC IT has been added to the 'Specialised Links' page. If you have an IT problem in the Bournemouth and Poole area he's the man to consult.

Thursday, 21st June, 2012

Sorry but although the Mosterton Summer Show is going ahead, due to the ground conditions, the Tractor Pulling has had to be canceled....

Monday 18th June, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated..

Saturday 16th June, 2012

The 'A Puller is Born' section has been re-vamped with an Index page giving access to all the articles written to-date... Coming soon, the story of Rob Uphill's 'One Trick Pony'.

Tuesday 12th June, 2012

A new event (21st & 22nd July, 2012 - Much Marcle Steam Rally, Rye Meadows, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2LX) has been added. The organiser is still accepting entries for this event. If you want to take your Puller follow this link.

Monday 11th June, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... A new article has been added to 'Compound Confidential' documenting some of the extensive modifications made to John and Richard Sowerby's 'Redline Frenzy' over the winter. This one is well worth a read...

Wednesday 6th June, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

Monday 4th June, 2012

Happy Jubilee Holiday to all the UKTP readers and fans! Just in time for Astwood Bank 2012 a new piece of hardware is the subject of 'A Puller is Born', featuring the 'Wandering Deere'.

To try and help Pullers looking for places to Pull and Pull organisers looking for someone to Pull their Sledge, a new page has been launched called 'Entries Invited'. If any Pull organisers are looking for entries, please use the Event Submission Form to pass details along to UKTP.

Pullers, visit the page and see if there are any events still open for application in your area...

Friday 1st June, 2012

A new Irish Pulling event has been added to the Diary (thank you James O'Connell). The Heavy Metal Tractor Pulling Team will be at the Roberts Cove Vintage Festival on the 5th August, 2012.

Wednesday 30th May, 2012

Two new Irish events have been added to the Diary (ITPC Tractor and Truck Pulling, Abbeylara, Co. Longford in June and Independent Pulling at Stradbally Steam Rally,
Stradbally, Co. Laois in August). I have added a link to the ITPC on the left-column but the site doesn't seem to get updated that often!

If you want to go Pulling at the Mosterton Summer Show in June you still have time to enter. If you e-mail UKTP I'll put you in contact with the organiser.

I've added a link to the Forest Vintage Vehicle and Machinery Club, located in the Forest of Dean on the main Links page. They already have a 'baby' Sledge designed for Vintage Tractors and Landy's and are now busy building a 'big-un' for serious Pulling Tractors.

Monday 28th May, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

Thursday 24th May, 2012

Another 23 photographs have been added to the S.E. Davies Collection gallery...

Wednesday 23rd May, 2012

Another 14 photographs have been added to the S.E. Davies Collection gallery... Sorry, make that 18!

Tuesday 22nd May, 2012

Sorry for the late notification but the Launceston Steam & Vintage Rally 2012 is this coming weekend (26th & 27th May, 2012)... Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

To celebrate the up-coming Tractor Pulling at Astwood Bank, a gallery showing a very small portion of the S.E. Davies collection has been put on this site.

Monday 21st May, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated... Three new events have been added, including the Mosterton Summer Show and Blackstairs Vintage Rally, in Co. Carlow. Ireland.

Monday 14th May, 2012

Sorry, but the Tractor Pull at Anglesey has had to be canceled due to a waterlogged track...

Thursday 10th May, 2012

'Mr.Shifter II' is up for sale... See the News item.

Wednesday 9th May, 2012

A new Tractor Pulling web site has just been launched on the internet. Kate and Stuart Seabridge's Sledge 'Challenger' now has its very own little corner or cyberspace. Further Challenger Tractor Pulling information and links will be added to UKTP but in the meantime all the events have been added to the Diary and Forthoming events...

Challenger Tractor Pulling Rules have been added to the site, along with a link on the Links page...

Tuesday 8th May, 2012

Diary and Forthcoming Events have been updated...

Sunday 6th May, 2012

Rather belated announcement that Tractor Pulling at Bakewell is canceled has finally been posted. Sorry for the delay because I found out via Facebook in Friday but due to a Server Security update there has been a delay...

Tuesday 1st May, 2012

Sorry! The broken link to the 2012 Diary has now been fixed. No idea how or when I broke it but all sorted now...

Monday 30th April, 2012

Two posts from John Sowerby and Graeme Simpson on the UKTP Message Board have been copied onto the 'News Follow-up' page to maintain the thread and keep the content in context... The 2012 Diary has been updated and a link added to the 'Gallery' menu. This points to photographs I took at the SWTPA/Malpas Pull at Dernford Lakes in October of 2011. They were originally only accessible via the SWTPA web site but since I took all the photos... Please note these have not been edited in any way or captioned.

Wednesday 25th April, 2012

A 'Latest News' ticker has been added to the main Index page which links directly to the news articles... Oops, that broke the Menu options so I've reverted to the original for the moment...

Tuesday 24th April, 2012

Another flywheel bites the dust! A Farmal is cut in half when the flywheel lets go.

Friday 20th April, 2012

The Scottish Sledge ('The Eliminator') wins ETPC approval. Read the news article...

Thursday 19th April, 2012

Tractor World Ireland 2012 has been added to the Diary (thank you James O'Connell)...

Wednesday 18th April, 2012

A news article about Peak Vale Pulling has been added to the site.

Tuesday 17th April, 2012

The new Peak Vale Rules have been reproduced in full...

Monday 16th April, 2012

A new event (ITPC Truck & Tractor Pull) has been added to the 2012 Diary...

Friday 13th April, 2012

A follow-up page on the UKTP editorial has been added to the site...

Tuesday 11th April, 2012

A new editorial has been posted on the News Page... This should set the proverbial cat amongst the even more proverbial pigeons!

Friday 23rd March, 2012

Sorry, the Pull at Ardattin, Co Carlow, Eirehas been cancelled...

Friday 16th March, 2012

The Power Pulling Association (Mini Pullers) events have been added to the 2012 Dairy page along with a Pull at Ardattin, Co Carlow, Eire on the 25th of this month (March). Sorry for the short notice on this one but many thanks to William Deacon for letting me know...

Tuesday 6th March, 2012

I have added an Event Submission Form to the 2012 Dairy page to allow Event Organisers and Pulling Fans to notify me of Tractor Pulling events in the United Kingdom and Eire which they would like to see added to the Calendar...

Monday 5th March, 2012

The 2012 Diary has been updated with the BTPA Events (thank's Paul) plus two of the Shropshire Sledge dates...

Thursday 9th February, 2012

Oops, the 2012 Diary has been updated because Zwolle has been and gone... Sorry! Does anyone have any Events which need to be added to the list? Any news on the PPA front?

Wednesday 18th January, 2012

Welcome to Tractor Pulling 2012. The 2012 Calendar has been uploaded to the site, with one little change... The 2012 Diary includes the ETPC EuroCup dates.

We now await the BTPA, Cornish, PPA and Shropshire Pulling dates, plus any others events out there which we don't know about. Any offers?

Moday 9th January, 2012

The 2011 Christmas card image has been removed, admittedly a few days late as it should have been removed by midnight on Friday 6th January (Twelth Night)...

Monday 12th December, 2011

Details of Dave Cox funeral and his photograph have been added to the News page...

Wednesday 7th December, 2011

Links to the Nuffield & Leyland Tractor Club have been added to the left-hand column and the main Links page.

Tuesday 6th December, 2011

The News page has been updated to report the sad passing of Dave Cox who will be greatly missed.

Friday 11th November, 2011

Remembrance Day, 'Lest we forget'.

The last (I believe) of the 2011 Tractor Pulling DVD's from Mike Barrett Productions (Tractor Pulling UK 2011 Vol 2) has now been release and added to the Mike Barrett page and on the right-hand Index pane.

Monday 31st October, 2011

Happy Halloween! Another Mike Barrett Productions DVD (UK Tractor Pulling 2011 Vol 1) has been added to join Tractor Pulling from Welland 2011...

Wednesday 12th October, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated... Sorry, that's it for this Pulling season. The Upcoming Events pane has now been replaced with a selection of Pulling DVD's from Mike Barrett Productions.

Monday 3rd October, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated...

Monday 26th September, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated... A new static event has been added for the SWTPA (61st National Ploughing Championships).

Wednesday 21st September, 2011

A new links page has been started listing specialised Tractor and Tractor Pulling components and services. This page is very much still under construction!

Tuesday 20th September, 2011

Links added for Ahoy and Zwolle on the main Links page...

Monday 19th September, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated...

Friday 16th September, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated... Two new dates have been added: -

17th Sept, 2011 - Denbighshire Tractor Pull - Oops!

2nd Oct, 2011 - Tern Valley Ploughing Match

Monday 12th September, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated... A link has been added to the Malpas Tractor Pulling Club up in Cheshire.

Wednesday 7th September, 2011

The Power Pulling Association (Mini Pullers) event at the Glinton Vintage and Agricultural Show has been added to the Calendar, Forthcoming Events and right-hand pane on the index page.

Monday 5th September, 2011

Mark Farwell's Vintage and Classic Tractor Working Event at Stourpaine Bushes has been added and the Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated...

Malpas Tractor Pulling Club event at Whitchurch, Shropshire has been added.

Tractor Pulling at Knightly Hall Farm, Staffordshire has been added.

A link to the Nuffield & Leyland Tractor Club has been added to both the Index and Links pages.

Three Irish Tractor Pulling events have been added to the Site...

Tuesday 30th August, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated...

Friday 19th August, 2011

The main News page has been updated with an introduction to Blue Force, a new Tractor owners association was born specifically to cater for Ford, Fordson, New Holland and all the derivatives like County and Muir-Hill.

Wednesday 17th August, 2011

The Brimfield Vintage Working Day address has been amended (see Calendar & Forthcoming Events). The Postcode was correct but address wasn't... Sorry!

Tuesday 16th August, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated...

Thursday 11th August, 2011

Sorry for the delay but the Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated and a new Peak Vale Pulling event (10th & 11th Sept, 2011 - Harby Country Show & Working Weekend, Canal Farm, Langer Lane, Harby, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4BL) added.

A new link has been added to Blue Force, not only on the Links page but also the left-hand column on the index page...

Monday 25th July, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated...

Tuesday 19th July, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated...

Tuesday 12th July, 2011

The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated...

Wednesday 6th July, 2011

Two new Cornish Pulling venues (Laneast and Padstow) have been added to the Pulling Venues page... The Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. have been updated to include Boconnoc & Morval.

Monday 4th July, 2011

All the events have been updated on the Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc.

Tuesday 21st June, 2011

Happy Summer Solstice! Events have been updated on the Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc.

Tuesday 14th June, 2011

A new Mike Barrett Productions DVD (Wraxall 2011 Tractor Pulling) has been added to the Mike Barrett Productions page.

Monday 13th June, 2011

All the events have been updated on the Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. The 'Anatomy of a Puller' page has been updated but there is more work needed... Compound Confidential has been updated and a new page added. Although 'UK Tractor Pulling Classifications' is still under construction, it will give you a rough idea of how the Tractor Pullers are classified in the UK...

Sunday 5th June, 2011

The new 'UK Tractor Pulling Venues' has now been (more or less) finished and has been uploaded. There are a few events missing and I've no photo's of the Barnard Castle Sledges. Can anyone help fill in the missing pieces of the jigsaw?

All the events have been updated on the Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. and a new graphic added the the 'Index' page to replace the heading text...

Monday 30th May, 2011

A new Malpas event had been added to the Diary and all the events have been updated on the Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc.

The 'Pulling in the UK' page has been revised to include the STTPA and I've moved the Pulling venues map to its own page.

The main menu has been slightly re organised as part of the site re-structuring (Pulling in the UK) and a new link added to the IOPD.

Wednesday 25th May, 2011

Added a link to the Dutch 'Bad Boy's Toy' web site, a rather nice V8 Prostock MF...

Monday 23rd May, 2011

The the events pages have all been updated ant the Mosterton Country Show added to the Diary. Does anyone have any other dates?

Friday 20th May, 2011

Ahead of the Shillingstone week-end the site re-design is proceeding. Work is progressing on an interactive map of the UK showing the location of Pulling venues (see Tractor Pulling in the UK) and a new page which is devoted to the unsung hero's of the sport, the Sledge without which we couldn't have a Pull! Both these sections are very much under construction.

Due to a major oversight the SWTPA Pull at Plas-y-Cadno Farm, Llantwrtyd Wells has only just been added to the Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc. Oops, sorry about that!

Sunday 15th May, 2011

The 'News' page has been re-vamped and updated with the very sad news of the passing of Gerrit Alting, who was the man who created the Ahoy Superpull in Rotterdam. Gerrit, RIP.

A new page looking at all the Tractor Pulling Sledges used in the UK has been started but is still very much 'under construction'. If anyone can help to fill in the blanks...

Saturday 14th May, 2001

It's my wife's birthday (50). The site re-build has started with the main 'Index' page now being split into three different pages. I did try to use 'Spry' within Dreamweaver (CS3) but the tabs didn't want to work properly so that options has been put on the back-burner...

The site banner will be (hopefully) the next to be updated, always assuming Sophie's computer behaves itself (fat chance)!

Tuesday 3rd May, 2011

The Diary pages, etc. have been updated and another link added to the 'Anatomy of a Puller' page showing Graeme Simpson's 'Big Smoke' at Knockhill when it split in half...

Thursday 28th April, 2011

A new addition has been made to 'Compound Confidential' and a number of 'Links' have been added or updated...

You might also like to have a look at 'Anatomy of a Puller' and see if you can work out one very good reason why you shouldn't have a sub-chassis fitted to your tractor! Damned if I can think of one... I've also added a link to Sascha Mecking's little page of horrors. If you think safety doesn't really matter go and have a look. The first video is a very graphic example of what happens when the flywheel fails.

Tuesday 19th April, 2011

A link has been added to the 'Midnight Mistress' Truck and Tractor Pulling Talk Board over in the USA. Some interesting 'stuff' appears on here...

Monday 18th April, 2011

Links to the Three Okefords Preservation Society have been added to the left-hand pane of the Index page, the Links page and the Calendar and Forthcoming Events pages...

Friday 8th April, 2011

The right-hand pane of the index page has be changed to show the up-coming pulling events...

Thursday 7th April, 2011

A link to the Lancashire Evening Post report of the HSE prosecution of A.W. Blake Ltd. relating to breaches of Health and Safety rules which lead to the death of Jan van Alphen at Great Eccleston in 2007 has been added the 'Legal Corner' page.

Saturday 2nd April, 2011

The ETPC Farm Stock Rulebook 2011 (in PDF format) has been added to the site to provide not only competition Pullers but Independents with a wealth of useful information and resources because it provides RPM benchmarks for cast v all-steel flywheels, etc.

The original (closed) UKTP Board has finally been deleted from the server to free-up badly needed space for the UKTP web site...

A link to the Simply me! web site has been added to the Links page.

Tuesday 29th March, 2011

A link has been added to Pulling Parts over in Germany and the SWTPA site links have been updated to point to their new web site... The Pulling Depot has also (finally) been added to the Links page.

Saturday 19th March, 2011

The STTPA Pull at Keith Country Show Park has been added to the 2011 Diary along with links to the STTPA and the Deskford Tractor Pullers.

Wednesday 9th February, 2011

Thanks to Graeme Simpson, the STPC events have now been added to the 2011 Diary page.

Tuesday 8th February, 2011

The 2011 Diary page has now been uploaded onto the site which includes all the BTPA, PPA (hooray), SWTPA, Peak Vale Pulling and Independent events we know about at present...

Monday 15th November, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index Page right column have all been updated. It looks as if that's it for 2010. Roll on 2011!

Thursday 4th November, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index Page right column have all been updated to show the Malpas Tractor Pulling Club event at Tern Hill, off the A41...

Wednesday 13th October, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index Page right column have all been updated. As there are no more events this year the Upcoming Events column is now showing the current offerings from Mike Barrett Productions, well in time for Christmas...

Monday 27th September, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated.

Friday 24th September, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated to list the Tractor Pulling at Castledermot, Co. Kildare, Eire which takes place on Sunday 26th.

Monday 20th September, 2010

Sorry for the slight delay in updating the site... Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated.

Monday 6th September, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated.

Monday 30th August, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated. The Webmaster page has also been updated, along with this one...

Tuesday 17th August, 2010

A link to Tractorpull New Zealand Inc. has been added to the Links page. Check it out!

Monday 16th August, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated and the address has been added to the Brimfield Vintage Club Working Day... A report on the Pulling at Pickering by Phil Maine has been uploaded (although he has no idea I've done that to him!).

Friday 13th August, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated to add the Morval Vintage Steam Rally...

Tuesday 10th August, 2010

The Calendar page has been updated to add the Shaky PPA Pull for Garden Pullers and the Mini's. Great news and thank you Paul Smith and Mark Pacey for this information...

Monday 9th August, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated.

Wednesday 28th July, 2010

Great news! Great Eccleston will be hosting a Superstock Euro Cup class at the end of August. Forthcoming Events has been updated accordingly. Please note, the 'Anatomy' page is being re-written as the content is now well out of date...

Tuesday 27th July, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated.

Monday 19th July, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated.

Monday 12th July, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated. I've finally given up on the PPA for this year!

Monday 5th July, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated. Tractor Pulling at Pickering has now been confirmed (thanks Paul)...

Monday 28th June, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated. I have added a link to StartPage.co.uk on the left of the Index page to help promote this site in the rankings...

Tuesday 22nd June, 2010

Pickering Traction Engine Rally and Berwick St John Country Fayre added to the Calendar. Tractor Pulling at both these events is still to be confirmed...

Friday 18th June, 2010

Boconnoc Steam Fair has been added to both the Calendar and Forthcoming Events...

Tuesday 15th June, 2010

Calendar, Forthcoming Events and the Index right column have all been updated, plus the postcode for Low Ham...

Friday 11th June, 2010

A new pulling event has been added to the Calendar and Forthcoming events. Peak Vale Pulling will be at the Peak Truck Show at Uttoxeter Racecourse in mid July. Entry forms are available from their site...

Friday 4th June, 2010

Sorry, a little late updating the Calendar, Forthcoming and Upcoming events pages...

Monday 24th May, 2010

Routine updating of the 2010 Calendar, Forthcoming Events, etc plus adding the address details for the SWTPA Static display at Extreme Wheels...

Monday 17th May, 2010

The Mosterton Summer Show has been added to the 2010 Calendar and Forthcoming Events has been updated, as has the Index page to cover registration rules for the Discussion Board.

Wednesday 12th May, 2010

The address of the SWTPA Pull at Llanwrtyd Wells has been added as has the start of a new section covering Tractor Pulling in the UK and hopefully making the labyrinthine structure a bit simpler to understand. Please note this page is still 'under construction'... Still no dates for the PPA!

Friday 5th March, 2010

Although technically not a site sponsor, Digital Mischief has been added to the left-hand 'Links' pane because without all Toby's help and forbearance this site simply wouldn't exist. For some entirely inexplicable reason Mike Barrett Productions wasn't listed on the Acknowledgements page, even though Mike has been a site sponsor since 2009. This oversight has now been remedied...

Thursday 4th March, 2010

The confirmed 2010 dates for the SWTPA have been added to the Calendar. Sorry, still not dates for the PPA or the STPC...

Friday 19th February, 2010

Oops! Guess who forgot to update this page! 2010 UK Calendar has been updated several times since early January and now has all the (confirmed) Peak Vale Pulling dates for 2010. A new page has been added containing the PVP Rules so if you want to hook to 'The Stinger' you need to read these! Several changes have been made to the Index page since Christmas...

Thursday 29th October, 2009

The 2010 UK Calendar page has been opened, although there aren't too many dates (2) at present...

 
Wednesday 28th October, 2009

The new Great Eccleston Euro Cup 2009 DVD has been added to the Mike Barrett Production page and as there are no Tractor Pulling events upcoming, the four 2009 Pulling DVD's have been listed in the right-hand pane of the 'Index' page.

 
Wednesday 2nd September, 2009

As the BTPA has placed this document into the public domain by publishing it on their web site (see here) , the Coroners summing up has been added to the 'Legal Stuff' page.

Tuesday 1st September, 2009

Following on from the Inquest into the death of Jan van Alphen in August 2007, the HSE has made available the Coroner's closing remarks to highlight the need for safety and to warn of the consequences should a repeat of this incident occur in the UK.

Sorry, loads of updates which haven't been listed on this page between December last year and September 2009...

Sunday 14th December, 2008

Calendars have been updated (2009 Events will be posted soon), the Mike Barrett Productions page has been updated with the two new 2008 DVD's and the main Index page updated with the 2008 Christmas Card.

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to everyone...

Tuesday 2nd September, 2008

A new SWTPA Event has been added to the Calendar. See Forthcoming Events for more information.

Tuesday 26th August, 2008

Both calendars and forthcoming events have been updated...

Tuesday 12th August, 2008

An Orllwyn Teifi Vintage Show page has been added to the site...

Sunday 10th August, 2008

The Low Ham Gallery has now been added to the web site and all the Calendars and Forthcoming events have been updated.

Tuesday 5th August, 2008

UK and European Calendars have been updated, along with Forthcoming Events, etc. Please note the Royal Berkshire Festival of Wings, Wheels, Speed & Steam has been cancelled due to the weather. Sorry!

Tuesday 29th July, 2008

Both European and UK Calendars have been updated. Please note the Peak Vale Pulling event at Carnfield Hall at the end of September has been cancelled. A new link has been added to the Tractor Mad web site.

Sunday 20th July, 2008

Both the UK and European Calendars have been updated along with Forthcoming Evens and the right-hand pane of the Index page. Oh yes, the Index page has been slightly updated and I've added a new photo of John Summers driving T55 at the SWTPA Carmarthen event. Shame I missed it!

Saturday 19th July, 2008

Heddington & Stockley and Carmarthen Galleries have been added to the site. Sorry about the delay with the Heddington pictures. An unconfirmed report has stated that Tractor Pulling will be taking place at Pickering so this event has been added to the Calendar and Forthcoming Events pages.

Sunday 13th July, 2008

A Guestbook has been added to the Board which is open for anyone to post comments... Calendar pages, etc. have been updated.

Thursday 26th June, 2008

Major update to the Puller Safety page. If you're an Independent Puller you really do need to read this...

Wednesday 25th June, 2008

Another (huge) whoops moment... Of course it's Neil and Sarah Jane who are getting married on Saturday 4th July, 2008 (see Forthcoming Events). Sorry about that, but can I take this opportunity to wish both of them health and happiness and hope they have a fantastic day.

Sunday 22nd June, 2008

The SWTPA Wraxall (Bristol) Photo Gallery has finally been compiled and uploaded. Many thanks to Richard Hutton for the fantastic images...

Both Calendar pages have been updated, along with the Forthcoming Events.

Thursday 15th May, 2008

Another one of those rather large oops moments I'm afraid. The Wincanton Carnival Tractor Pull on 21st & 22nd June at Hunters Lodge Inn, Wincanton, Somerset has now been added to the Calendar and Forthcoming Events... Sorry to all concerned for my stupidity and forgetfulness.

Saturday 19th April, 2008

The Welland 2007 Gallery has now been captioned and uploaded. A few more Links have been added. Webmaster has been updated and most of the Web Page 'Titles' have been updated (to make life easier for 'Search Engines') along with a harmonisation of the Web Page headers using the updated 'CSS' style sheet (Header 6)...

Wednesday 16th April, 2008

Another 'oops' moment... Links to Farmgirl's Torque Reaction Tractor Pulling Blog have been added to the main links pane (on the left of the screen) and on the Links page...

Links have also been added to the Green Monster and Red Painter Puller sites.

Monday 14th April, 2008

A new page detailing the ETPC Rules on Stabiliser Bars has been added in response to an enquiry on the Forum.

Sunday 13th April, 2008

Power Pulling Association (PPA) events for 2008 have been now been posted on the site. Sorry the site updates are a few days late...

South West Tractor Pulling Association links have been re-pointed to the right web site. Sorry about the mistake!

'Alt Image' tags are now being added to all the pictures on the site to facilitate Google Image searching.

Monday 31st March, 2008

Links page has been updated to cover all the ETPC (European) Associations.

Sunday 30th March, 2008

Index page has been the subject of some minor revisions reflecting the coverage of SWTPA events on this web site.

Saturday 29th March, 2008

A new article, the Future of Tractor Pulling in the UK has been added along with an minor update of Squirrels Ruminations. A few more additions have been made to the Links page.

Tuesday 25th March, 2008

This is one of those oops moments! The Great Dorset Steam Fair has been added to the 2008 Diary. FullPull has been added to the Links page.

Monday 24th March, 2008

The 2008 Diary has been updated with three additional South West Tractor Pullers Association dates, Forthcoming Events has been updated with further information about the Zeals Ploughing Match and contact details for Astwood Bank.

The Links page now has links to four Tractor Pullers sites.

Sunday 2nd March, 2008

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2007 Gallery had been updated and all the photographs are now captioned. Enjoy...

Saturday 1st March, 2008

Sledge Rules page has been updated with further information from the HSE plus additional information, link and resources.