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The Best Job Ever John Hull Chief tractor demonstrator, County Commercial Cars (tractors)

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Ford tractor conversion specialist County Commercial Cars of Fleet in Hampshire was at the peak of its powers when John Hull joined the company as a field test driver and development engineer in 1967, having previously worked for a Fordson tractor dealership in Berkshire.

Promoted to chief tractor demonstrator in 1970, John travelled all over the world demonstrating the company's four-wheel drive tractors. His autobiography not only provides an insight into what it was like to work for the world's best-known supplier of Ford tractor conversions, but also charts the development of the company and its machines over a 16-year period (1967-1983).


"The Best Job Ever" contains many previously unseen black and white and colour archive photographs of many of County's best-known tractors - from the popular four-wheel drive 754 and 1124 models of the late 1960s and early 1970s period to the iconic 1884 flagship of the early 1980s.

There are also dedicated chapters on the company's innovative Forward Control tractors, used for a variety of agricultural and construction applications, plus its un-equal four-wheel drives, tractors for industrial applications and specialist vehicles, including the four-wheel drive Transit.

First published as a monthly series in a leading tractor magazine, this new, updated version of John's story contains a wealth of previously unpublished information and additional anecdotes and tales. It is recommended reading to anyone with an interest in County Commercial Cars, Ford tractor conversions or the classic tractor era.

127 colour and black and white archive pictures. Softback.

Code No. 016694, 95 pages, ISBN 9780956701909, $28.00

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