MORE than 12,000 visitors descended on Newby Hall near Ripon for the annual Tractor Fest extravaganza.

Hundreds of vintage tractors, engines, commercial vehicles and cars were gathered for the record-breaking event.

This year’s event was a celebration of the centenary of John Deere tractors and two-cylinder tractors, as well as showcasing more than 150 Amanco engines.

Highlights of the show included the popular March of the Tractors into Ripon Market Square which was well supported by the local community with families gathering at the roadside en route.

The Tractor Fest is organised annually by the Yorkshire Vintage Association and sponsored by Europe’s leading agricultural and machinery auctioneer Cheffins, as well as Ripon Farm Services and Econ Engineering.

Kevin Watson was appointed chairman of the association earlier this year after a five-year stint as a tractor steward for the show. He said: “The event wouldn’t be the success it is without our dedicated team of stewards and exhibitors and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in putting on another successful show.”