Events Scheduled for 2018
The major events organised by the club for 2018 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 1st April 2018 at Crantit Farm, St Ola by kind permission of Mr Bichan. Tractors will be on site for 10.30am and there will be a food van to supply lunch.
The cultivaton date is Sunday 8th April. Activity on both days will be weather permitting and it may be postponed by a week. For further information contact Stephen Metcalf, 873640.
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 13th May 2018 and details of start and route will be published nearer the time.
Motorcycle Gathering. We intend to hold a motorcycle gathering in Broad Street, Kirkwall on the afternoon of Saturday 30th June 2018. We will advertise details in the Press nearer to the time.
Road Run. We intend to hold a summer road run on Sunday 8th July to exercise the old vehicles before the Rally. Details will be advertised nearer the time.
Orkney Classic Motor Show. Will be held at Kirkwall Auction Mart on Sunday 12th 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. Northlink are again offering discounted fares on their Ferry Routes to Orkney.
Science Festival. Rally held on Broad Street in Kirkwall on Saturday 8th September 2018, 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 more modern electric vehicles will attend.
Road Run. This event will be held on a Sunday in September to be advised, and will visit some places of interest before concluding with a meal at a local hotel. Exact details will be anounced nearer the time.