Events Scheduled for 2017
The major events organised by the club for 2017 are:
Tractor Working Day.
A chance to see that the older tractors are still capable of doing a useful job of work. A threshing demonstration usually takes place, but this is dependent on the availability of sheaves, as they are becoming quite scarce nowadays.
To be held on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at Crantit Farm, St Ola. Tractors will be on site for 10.30am and there will be a food van to supply lunch.
The cultivaton date is Sunday 9th April. Activity on both days will be weather permitting and it may be postponed by a week. For further information contact Stephen Metcalf.
The Orkney Cavalcade. An all day event for cars, motorbikes and commercials covering about 80 miles and taking in some places of interest and a good lunch and dinner. It will be held on Sunday 14th May 2017 and details of start and route will be published nearer the time.
Motorcycle Show. We intend to hold a motorcycle show in Broad Street, Kirkwall onthe afternoon of Saturday 17th June 2017. We will advertise details in the Press nearer to the time.
Road Run. We intend to hold a summer road run on Sunday 9th July to exercise the old vehicles before the Rally. Details will be advertised nearer the time.
Annual Rally. The Rally will be held at Kirkwall Auction Mart on Sunday 13th August. Exhibits should be in the field by 10.00am. As well as the cars, commercials, tractors and motorbikes we have an indoor exhibition of interesting smaller artifacts and displays by collectors or clubs.
Science Festival. Rally held on Broad Street in Kirkwall on Saturday 9th September 2017, there is a display of vehicles, tractors and engines. A jazz band plays and there is a pleasant carnival atmosphere to the event. There will be stalls promoting Orkney Food and OREF will have a stall showing developments in the renewable energy field.
Road Run. This event will be held on Sunday 17th September and will visit the open day at Twatt Aerodrome before concluding with a meal at a local hotel. Exact details will be anounced nearer the time.