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Jun 16 2003
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Scores of tractors thundered through the countryside yesterday in a massive charity rally.

About 100 vintage farm vehicles took part the 25-mile Pennine Tractor Road Run.

Drivers set off from Marsh Farm at Shepley before passing through Honley and across to Digley Reservoir. They then returned to the farm where a gala was being held.

"It was fabulous," said organiser Damian Walmsley. "It was a really special day.

"You can't actually describe it. It's an awesome sight. When they're all starting off you can feel the noise and the vibration through the ground."

The event was held to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Bums 2 Tums appeal.

Last year, the rally raised £2,000 for charity and Damian hoped to break that record.

Drivers travelled from as far afield as Wales to take part.

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