This year's vintage machinery show will have many working farm tractors on display like this 1937 Model 'N' Fordson.
This year's vintage machinery show will have many working farm tractors on display like this 1937 Model 'N' Fordson. Contributed

Vintage machinery on show

KINGAROY and District Vintage Machinery Club will hold their annual Vintage Machinery Show on Saturday, September 15, and half-day on Sunday, commencing at 9am.

Every year the club has a theme for its show and this year it's All British. Whether it's a vintage or classic British. American or Australian made small engine to a farm working tractor, cultivator or thrasher, there will be plenty to see and do for young and old alike.

This year is the club's inaugural Tractor Trek, where vintage and classic tractors will do a 6.5km trek through private property, arriving back at the club's grounds at 9am alongside Geoff Raph Drive at the airport, opposite the Kingaroy Observatory.

Other highlights will be the Grand Parade of vintage tractors, cars, trucks and bikes at 10am on the Saturday and again on Sunday morning, and to excite the crowd into a frenzy is the Sled-Pull, where tractor and driver, pit their machine's strength and driving skill, to pull a sliding weighted sled, as it digs into the ground during the pull. Also on the day will be Corn cracking, Corn harvesting and Corn thrashing and Hay Bailing demos. In the Small Engines compound will be dozens of huffing and puffing engines, all powered by either steam, kero or diesel.

To keep the kids happy, there'll be a free Jumping Castle and Face Painting. On the Saturday night, there'll be a Pig on the Spit at $20 adults and $10 for kids. That night there will be an Auction of all sorts of exciting items, including bags of cracked, produced earlier in the day. Gates open at 8am. Cost is $10 PP and children under 16 years are free. Refreshments for all ages on site.

Newly elected club President John Sloan, said providing the weather holds out like it has done in the past, this year's show should be a ripper, with all sorts of vintage an classic farm machinery on display. Asked about the road works opposite Rogers Drive, John said, "It is best if those coming in from Nanango were to take the Edenvale South Road off the highway and then turn into Geoff Raph Drive. Those from Kingaroy and beyond proceed up Kingaroy-Cooyar Rd and turn into the airport. The club will have plenty of road signs to guide you in with plenty of parking near the Mens Shed near the airport terminals. Simply put, just follow the club's road signage, he said” .

Now into its 21st year, the club holds these annual events in September to allow owners near and far to showcase their vintage machinery and small engines, that worked the land since Federation. More info from John Sloan 4162 2836 or Justin Hood 0438 623 431

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