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SALE VINTAGE TRACTOR CLUB RALLY 2017 - LONGFORD VICTORIA



March 4th & 5th 2017 saw yet again another great vintage tractor rally weekend at Longford - home of Sale Vintage Tractor Club. The weather started a little cool and showery, but any rain settled the track dust and did not interfere with Sunday's activities.

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NATIONAL RALLY IN HAMILTON & THE WARRACKNABEAL EASTER RALLY



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Click for larger image The Wishart Trophy was awarded to the Wythe Brothers (1st and 3rd from left) for their exceptional Display of Austral Engines. Also pictured are a family member (2nd from left), Wedderburn President (Trevor Bailey), NHMA President Alan Shephard and NHMA WA Representative, Ralph Thomas.

Hamilton Pastoral Museum awarded Brian Haddon from Wedderburn the 2017 N.H.M.A. Encouragement Award

Hamilton Pastoral Museum awarded the "Club Choice" award to the Wedderburn exhibitors.

Hamilton Pastoral Museum awarded the "Mayors Choice" award to the Wythe Family.


Click for larger image N.H.M.A. officials awarded Junior Trophies/Achievement awards to

Liam Jeffries (Hamilton) for his Blacksmithing Skills.
Milton Fulford (Yackandah/Corryong) -1966 Ford F750 Sundial 2HP
Ben Mackie - (Hamilton) International Tractor
Matthew Baudinette - (Hamilton) 1938 Faneco/Wholer Ronald Tippet Saw Bench

Also attached at the top of this report is a short history of each of these Juniors.


Click for larger image Ralph Thomas, the WA Rep, gave a short speech recognising the 30th Anniversary of the NHMA; acknowledging those attendees at the Inaugural meeting of the NHMA at Lake Goldsmith in 1987.

L to R: Wendy Thomas (WA), Trevor Bailey (NSW), Unknown, Ralph Thomas (WA).
Also present, but not in photograph was Greg McNiece from Rally Badges.




GUILDFORD HERITAGE FESTIVAL - 26th March, 2017.



Click for larger image The weather did not look encouraging as we left home about 6 am; it was just coming light and raining, with the hills shrouded in grey clouds. However by the time we arrived at Guildford the rain turned to drizzle then stopped and blue skies followed, with the rest of the day fine and sunny.

Stirling Square was soon a hive of activity with all sorts of entertainment being set up in preparation for the Heritage Festival.

The MPC put on an impressive range of vintage machinery; although a bigger area would have been beneficial, as some of our exhibits had to be displayed behind others. We had twelve members and some partners in attendance and most agreed that this was the biggest fair to be held there. The fence line had a continuance of interested and happy spectators all day. This is always encouraging for those who attend and have their exhibits appreciated.

The Tractor Club of WA and The Hand Tool Society were our neighbours on either side, and they too spoke of it being a great event. There was a large stage set up with all sorts of entertainment and several bands playing varied music including Rock and Roll, and the dance floor was over-flowing with energetic patrons strutting their stuff. There was also a noticeable number of punters dressed in retro gear, adding flavour and atmosphere to the day. Added to this, was a great choice of food vendors, and no shortage of market stalls with some very innovative items on display and sale, highlighting the fact that there is no shortage of talented people around.

We must not forget the inclusion of several other organisations who contributed to the historic theme of the day.

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2016



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  • BOMBALA RALLY. 11th – 13th November 2016.



    Click for larger image Bombala Historic Engine Machine Society’s 10th Rally had a real successful rally with a lovely day, and with excellent attendance both by the exhibitors and the public.

    There were so many exhibits from far away and local exhibitors and such variety. Here are a few… The Snowy River Club had a large display of equipment, dozers graders, and work trucks.

    Also we had a German command car, a small tank, along with a troop carrier truck. A Lykamobile steam car arrived from Victoria complete with passengers. The Lord family bought along a stream tractor.

    There were old cars, a Model TT Ford previously owed by Curtis Caldwell & Co. that is very rare and came from the Delegate area, also a vintage Chevrolet car. Many small exhibits: one of old butter churns, antique sewing machines, antique logging saws, old chainsaws, lawn mowers, and tractors, plus, Nuffield Diesel, David Browns, Internationals, Fords, Allis Chalmers, are just a few of the names. A large group of BIG trucks, logging trucks displayed by Mark Rodwell, carriers and old fire trucks The Crossely Engine was on a low loader, waiting to be housed.

    One of the main features was the Rocket Racers Covers; from Bairnsdale Vic. which was a big hit with the big kids Small cars made from a manifold covers and raced down a elevated race track.

    For the little kids there were games, face painting, jumping castle and fairy floss. There were over 150 displays: including small engines, small steam engines, stationary engines, pumps, compressors, old hand tools and the smithy was in full form, drawing a crowd. 2MNO broadcasted from the rally grounds all day Saturday.

    We were also fortunate to have the National Historical Machinery Association Inc committee holding a meeting during our rally.

    See you in November 2018

    Also seen at the Rally were Murray and Joy Masterton with their excellent display of Detroit Engines, including a 3.53 Military Truck Diesel engine and a 6.53 Diesel Marine Engine. Dave Oram, another owner of Detroit Engines was also displaying at this rally. Regular start-ups during the rally were always a big crowd pleaser and attracted many spectators.

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