Two members of Loughborough-based tractor enthusiast club Blue Force are to undertake a 5,000-mile coastline tour to celebrate the centenary of Ford tractor production.

Philip Gibson and Peter Plehov will be driving two New Holland T6 tractors around the British Isles, starting on 13 April and finishing in June.

One of the tractors will tow a shepherd’s hut to provide accommodation, while the other will be responsible for pulling a trailer carrying fuel, oil and supplies. 

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The duo hope to raise £10,000 for children’s charity Steps Centre and Cancer Research UK.

Blue Force treasurer Peter Plehov with one of the New Holland T6 tractors

Blue Force is a member club run by tractor enthusiasts who preserve and run Fordson, Ford and New Holland marques. Members are particularly interested in tractors from 1917 to the present day and honour Henry Ford as a pioneer in agricultural history.

The drive will finish at Newby Hall Tractor Fest, where there will be a celebration of all things Ford.