A MAJOR Gathering Event for Cork Festival
Broomhill Vintage Club, organisers of the Coachford Autumn Festival are hosting a MAJOR Gathering as part of the festival on Sunday August 18th. All owners of Fordson Majors are invited to attend the festival in Coachford Co. Cork.
These iconic tractors produced by Henry Ford & sons in the US, Cork and England brought affordable vehicles to the farmer the same way as Henry Ford did with cars. The New Fordson Major E1A was introduced at the 1951 Smithfield Show, it was in every way a modern tractor. The Major was immensely popular, diesel versions were easy starting, powerful, economical and reliable, to such an extent that by the late 1950’s demand for petrol – vaporising oil tractors was virtually extinct.
The first Fordson Major E1A models were available with 4 cylinder petrol and Vaporising Oil Engines with capacities of 3,260cc and 3,610cc. The Major and Dexta range of tractors were the last to bear the Fordson Brand Name, they were also the last tractors to be produced at Dagenham, a new purpose factory was built at Basildon for the replacement World-wide 1000 series which replaced the Fordson Major and Dexta in 1964.
Tadgh Murphy Chairman of the Broomhill Vintage Club said, “Our club wanted to be involved in the Gathering and while other events around the country were focusing on bringing people together we wanted to bring vehicles together so we’ve decided to host a MAJOR gathering for our festival. We are inviting all those who have a Fordson Major tractor to attend our vintage show as part of the Coachford Autumn Festival on August 18th. We are looking forward to having a wide variety of Majors as well as other veteran and Vintage tractors and cars at our annual show. We also hope that vintage clubs in the UK will make the trip to Coachford this summer for our MAJOR Gathering event.”
The Coachford Autumn Festival is now in its fourth year and is fast becoming one of the ‘must attend’ events of the summer season. For further information contact Tadgh on 087 2426343