**STRADSETT 2021 UPDATE** 2020 has been a very difficult year for the world let alone our vintage events. Sadly, it is also looking like 2021 might not be much better but things do keep changing so lets keep hope. At best things will be different with more regulations and that will bring more costs and may require more volunteers. The NVTEC-EA committee are committed to putting on safe and enjoyable events for our members, exhibiters, public, traders, supplies and of course all our great volunteers. The committee have looked at the possibility of moving our rally but that seemed impractical, so we are sticking with the first May bank holiday being Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd May 2021. It has also been agreed that we will not send out the entry forms until our Spring Vintage Torque which will go out at the end of February with non-members going out early March. This will give us time to see what things are like in the world and avoid unnecessary costs to the club. You can of course download a form from our website www.nvtec-ea.org.uk. We will of course keep you updated the best we can. I believe that our vintage events and clubs are going to need the support more in the next few years than ever before if we are to maintain this great hobby, and ask us all to play our part please.
Hands, Face, Space
Next Event: TO BE CONFIRMED
The National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club has been operating for over 40 years with approximately 5500 members.
As its name implies it is a National organisation, however it is divided into Regional Groups with our group known as East Anglia.
The Club presents an opportunity for devotees of tractors and stationary engines to contact fellow enthusiasts both at Group level, and nationally via it's flagship magazine, “Vaporising”. Another facet of the NVTEC is a Safety Code that is recognised as a standard by many rally organisers and insurance companies.
Each year the East Anglia Group organise a Charity Tractor Road Run
in April and a working weekend in early September. Between these events the Group is normally invited to participate in other rallies.
Winter meetings, comprising of a talk, film show etc, are held on the third Thursday of the months October to March at Ryston Park Golf Club near Downham Market. They may be replaced or supplemented by a visit.
The National magazine “Vaporising”
is a high quality publication produced quarterly. It will provide information on future events, reports on past ones, features, contact information for restoration and parts, along with items for sale and or wanted.
The East Anglia Group Newsletter
"Vintage Torque" also appears quarterly. It will supply group news, such as meeting topics and rally dates, along with contact information and other local issues.