Janice wins Best Classic Land Rover prize at Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show

Janice Spence from Grimoldby was in the driving seat at the Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show.

She won the Andrew Smith NFU Mutual Cup for the Best Classic Land Rover.

Janice’s 1963 Land Rover Series IIA was among a total of 33 of the iconic four-wheel drive vehicles that have become synonymous as off-road work-horses that were on display at the show.

Her winning vehicle, known affectionately as Suzi, was a Mother’s Day gift from Janice’s son and shares her birth year.

Janice was delighted to win the award at the show.

She said of the Land Rover: “We are the same age and both need some TLC”.

She is pictured receiving her certificate from show President Mich Stevenson OBE.

The show, which was celebrating its tenth anniversary, enjoyed record exhibit entries - 1,030 across all categories.

Record visitor numbers with in excess of 16,500 people attending over the two days – continuing the event’s year-on-year growth.

The range of attractions was complimented by additional traders - craft stalls, cookery demonstrations, art displays and extra catering outlets.

The unique Living History of the British Isles drew many people.

The show featured some fantastic old commercials.

The winner of the commercial award was G Pawson of South Yorkshire with a 1962 petrol Bedford TK.

The show was organised and run by Newark & Notts Agricultural Society at Newark Showground.

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