Stuart Gibbard

One of the leading specialist journalists in his field, Stuart contributes regularly to several leading magazines. He was founding editor of Old Tractor magazine and more recently was editor of Vintage Tractor & Countryside Heritage. Stuart currently edits the David Brown Tractor News. His many award-winning books and DVDs include seminal works on Ford, Ferguson and David Brown. During the course of his research, he has met and talked with many of the world’s leading tractor designers and engineers, and has amassed a substantial reference library and photo archive.

Growing up on a farm, Stuart has been involved with tractors for all of his life. He has been collecting tractors for 40 years and machines in his current collection range in age from 1919-1989. He also has a keen interest in model tractors and was one of the founders of the Spalding Model Tractor & Literature Fair.

Stuart has an excellent practical knowledge of agriculture gained from running the family arable and bulb farm in South Lincolnshire until the early 1990s when he moved into journalism after successfully completing the John Deere & Guild of Agricultural Journalists Training Scheme. He can also undertake consultancy work on tractor provenance or advising on collections, and regularly gives lectures to clubs and societies. Who better then to advise you on collecting literature or finding the right manual for your tractor?