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HUNDREDS of vintage tractors, cars, lorries, stationary engines and motorcycles will be on display during a two-day festival in North Yorkshire.

Tractor Fest, at Newby Hall, near Ripon, is the largest outdoor tractor festival and attracts more than 10,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibits.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the show, organised by the Yorkshire Vintage Association.

The theme this year is the Legacy of Henry Ford.

The first commercially affordable machines, Ford tractors were imported into the UK in 1917 to help produce desperately needed food at a time when the manpower that would ordinarily be employed in farming was at war.

As with the car, Henry Ford’s ‘Automobile Plow’ revolutionised food production, numbering the days of ploughs pulled by horses and changing the world of farming forever.

The first day culminates in a March of the Tractors – a parade of tractors from Newby Hall to Ripon’s historic market square.

The festival will be held on on June 10 and 11, 10am to 5pm. Entry costs £11.50 for adults and seniors, £8.50 for children, and under-fours4’s can enter for free.