2013 News Archive - from July 2013

July Golf Tournaments

During the month 3 golf courses ran tournaments and 40 buggies were required at each course during the month. Our local course Elton Furze had 5 for a Golf Day and 4 other courses had up to 10 buggies for competitions.

Anniversary Games 26th to 28th July

Having supplied vehicles for the main event Bradshaw supplied 2 flat-bed load movers for the anniversary games. These versatile load movers were used for a wide variety of tasks during the games.

Scouts Jamboree 27th July - 4th August

Over 6,500 scouts from 30 countries attended the week-long Kent International Jamboree. Bradshaw had 6 Turf utility buggies on-site to assist with the huge logistic task of moving equipment, food and tents around the site.


Kennel Club Camp 27th July to 4th Aug

The Young Kennel Club (YKC) annual training camp held at Brooksby College in Melton Mowbray for young dog enthusiasts hired a buggy as a general run-about.

Herstmonceux Castle, 24th to 26th August

The historic moated castle in 600 acre grounds hosts the annually Medieval Festival. Over the three days 10 people movers with 6 and 4 seat capacity moved visitors around. All were fitted with tow bars to enable the movement of supplies around the site.

1940's Weekend, 17th & 18th August

The Camp in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire host an annual 1940's weekend for all those interested in this historic era. Bradshaw supplied a 6 seat people mover to assist with moving people around the site.

Equifest, 14th to 18th August

Equifest hosted at the Peterborough Arena took delivery of 38 buggies from Bradshaw. Of these 15 were 4 and 6 seater people movers with some turf utility vehicles for moving people and stores around the site. The remaining 23 are two seater buggies for the use of disabled people.

British Touring Cars - 3rd and 4th August

The new touring car season continued at Snetterton in Norfolk this weekend with Bradshaw having 37 buggies at the event for the use of race teams and organisers. The other races so far this season at Donnington, Brands Hatch, Croft, Thruxton and Oulton also had buggies in attendance.


Alcoa Aluminium VIP Tour

T and T Maintenance contacted Bradshaw enquiring about a people mover for a VIP shuttle role on an Alcoa Aluminium plant . After discussion with our team an 8 seater people mover was booked and transported to site for a three week period .

Prince Charles @ Land Rover, 13th August

Land Rover at Solihull celebrating its 60th anniversary hired an 8 seat electric people mover for the visit of Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales toured the Lode Lane factory stopping and talking to some of the plants 6,000 staff during the tour.

Silverstone Moto GP 1st September

Silverstone saw over 150,00 people descend on the track for this premier event. Helping move the mass of people were 38 Vehicles, mostly 4 and 6 seater people movers and a special wheel chair buggy. For the after event clean up Clean Event hired 5 Turf utility vehicles with cages, popular choice for the huge clean up required.

Burghley Horse Trials - 30th to 2nd September

Another prestigious event with over 150,000 visitors. A perfect event for the Event Utility Vehicles and 18 were shipped just up the road to Stamford along with a 6 seat people mover. The William Cecil, a well-known hostelry, also had a 6 seater for the duration of horse trials.

Land Rovers Owner Show- 6th and 7th September

The East of England Showground hosted the annual Land Rover Owners show with 5 Turf utility vehicles in attendance.

Belton Wood Golf Club - 14th & 25th September

Belton Woods golf course near Grantham hired 10 golf Vehicles for two members golfing events.

Nissan Sunderland - 18th September

The Huge Nissan plant in Sunderland use a FB2 flat-bed vehicle as part of the production line process. When this broke down and they called for help we had a replacement on-site within 5 hours, thus keeping the production plant running efficiently.


Syon Park - 20th September

Syon House and its 200 acre park is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland and is a major visitor attraction in the south. They recently required three Turf 6 Event Utility Vehicles for maintenance work within the grounds.

Alcoa Aluminium Plant - 21st September

Kitts Green Alcoa Aluminium took delivery of a 8 seater people mover for VIP transport in August and they have now added a second and extended the initial 3 week hire to 14th October.

BTCC Rockingham Raceway - 22nd & 23rd September

The raceway hosts the next round of the championship and another 37 vehicles a mixture of 8,6 and 4 seat people movers with some utilities were delivered ready for the big weekend.


Railway Stations - 23rd September

Cricklewood station and first Great Western Railways hired two Turf utility vehicles for a 3 week trial of its capabilities as a platform transport vehicle..

Williams and Mercedes - 24th September

The Williams and Mercedes team each year hire a golf buggy made which we make up in team colours and they then transport it around with the grand prix cars to each circuit in the Europe. These have now been returned as the teams are off to Singapore for the next rounds.

Ragley Hall Park - 24th September

Ragley Hall Park & Gardens are run as a tourist attraction and events venue as well as being a family home to the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford. During the busiest part of the season they require a 4WD Gator utility to assist on the parkland. Season al hire proves very cost effective for a number of customer that require additional vehicles during the busiest months of the year.


BTCC Silverstone - 27th & 29th September

Silverstone hosts the next round of the championship and another 37 vehicles a mixture of 8,6 and 4 seat people movers with some utilities were delivered ready for the big weekend.

Birmingham Airport - 27th September

The airport management are trialling a 4 seat people mover to assess its suitability for people movement within the airport complex.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery - 28th September

The new gallery, a former 1805 gunpowder store, within Kensington gardens required five 6 seater people moves for the inaugural exhibition by Adrián Villar Rojas .