Though many would like to see this tractor pull a grain trailer, JCB’s record-breaking Fastrac tractor had one goal and one goal only; to set a new a new British speed record for a tractor. Twenty eight years to the day since the first Fastrac tractor rolled off the production line, on June 20, 2019 JCB celebrated in style by setting a new British speed record with a tractor. Achieving a speed of 103.6mph, the record cements the tractor’s original ethos as a fast tractor. However, the day started rather ominously as a sudden shower engulfed the ex-World War II Elvington Airfield. Thankfully, the only thing resembling the sound of thunder was the tractor hurtling towards its record. And at 3.22pm it was official, JCB had set a new British record with a British-built tractor. Behind the wheel, the tractor was piloted by non-other than tea-loving truck mechanic and engineering enthusiast Guy Martin. Here’s his reaction: The ambition by the company to set a speed record with the Fastrac has been a long time coming. JCB’s chief innovation officer Tim Burnhope explains; “Ever since the Fastrac was conceived in 1984, we have always wanted to emphasise what the Fastrac is capable of. Fo...