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Hart Parr 18-36.

The Scotbury Collection in Cambs, England is a small, private
collection of tractors, seats and farm implements built up over the
past ten years. The Hart Parr pictured on our back cover this month
was first taken to the English National Rally in 1979 when it won
the prize for the best tractor on iron wheels and the Fordson
Jubilee Trophy for the best tractor at the show. During 1979 and
1980, the John Deere G.P. was restored to its former glory right
down to the new coconut fibre for the air cleaner. This was
obtained from a tailoring company who used it for stiffening jacket

Barry Bruce of Cambs, England writes: ‘My wife Pat usually
drives the John Deere in preference to the Hart Parr because of its
size . . . the Hart Parr is usually referred to as the
monstor.’ It is in fact much heavier than the average tractor
here. The time taken to restore these tractors may seem long but
most of the work we do ourselves, from the taking down to the
painting and this is only a hobby which occupies our spare time
when we are not running our business. As we are in the trucking
business, it does mean that moving these tractors about is
relatively easy.’

In addition to the approximately 20 tractors in the collection,
there are miscellaneous items such as a wild oat separator, seed
fiddle, horse hames and mole trap and a number of cast iron tractor

If you are planning a trip to England, contact Barry Bruce at
Scotbury, Hail Weston, Cambs, England.


Barry Bruce of Cambs, England, sent us these pictures of himself
and his wife Pat on two prize tractors from their Scotbury
Collection. The Hart Parr 18-36 was restored in 1979 and the John
Deere G. P. in 1980. Barry says these are the only two of their
kind to be rallied in his area.

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