THE annual Brian Pascoe Memorial Midsummer Road Run took place on Saturday (July 6), with dozens of vintage tractors travelling in convoy around the Helston area.

The event is held each summer to raise money for MNDA (the Motor Neurone Disease Association) in memory of Brian Pascoe.

Organised by Bob Eustis, it sees vintage and classic tractors joining at the Helston Community College bus park for a 5pm start, before heading off on a route through Lowertown, Sithney Green and Carleen.

Organiser Bob Eustis leads the convoyOrganiser Bob Eustis leads the convoy (Image: Kathy White/Helston Packet)

It was then on to Godolphin and later Ashton.

They passed through Porthleven at around 6.30pm, where they received a warm reception.

Smiles for the cameraSmiles for the camera (Image: Kathy White/Helston Packet)

Waves for the photographerWaves for the photographer (Image: Kathy White/Helston Packet)

The tractor run finished at Helston’s Fairground car park, opposite Coronation Lake, where there was a pasty for all involved.

After a couple of rain showers earlier in the day it was a largely sunny evening for the run.

There were plenty of waves for the camera as tractors passed our photographer waiting to take pictures in Lowertown.

An England flag flies on the same night the country's footballers play in the Euros quarter final (Image: Kathy White/Helston Packet)

From blue Fords to red Massey Fergusons, and even a Nuffield so old it no longer had paint, there was wide range of ages on display – both on the road and with the drivers steering them.

And while the majority of the vehicles were tractors, a vintage Thames truck branded with ‘Clinton’s Welding, Helston’ also joined the back of the line.

An old Ford tractorAn old Ford tractor (Image: Kathy White/Helston Packet)

A red Massey Ferguson (Image: Kathy White/Helston Packet)

It was a family occasion for some, with one David Brown tractor pulling a trailer of passengers. 

The England football team played Switzerland that evening in the quarter finals of the Euros 2024, and so a number of vehicles flew the England flag. 

A blue Fordson heads through LowertownA blue Fordson heads through Lowertown (Image: Kathy White/Helston Packet)

A vintage Thames truck branded with ‘Clinton’s Welding, Helston’ also joined the back of the line. (Image: Kathy White/Helston Packet)

Over the last couple of years the run has raised around £1,000 for the charity at each event.

Organisers have this year given special thanks to Cornish Oven, the National Trust, Helston Community College, Clear-Flow and Core Highways Traffic Management for their support of the event.