This year’s Brunswick Field Day had to be cancelled due to the threat of COVID-19, however, organisers are confident next year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. The annual Tracmach Lights on the Hill machinery shows are held on the Talbot family’s farm in the hills of Brunswick, just south of the townsite. The event attracts die-hard machinery lovers and farmers from across the country. A crowd of 4000 usually flocks to the South West town to celebrate vintage tractor machinery and show appreciation for old motors and machines. This year’s event, which would have been held in April, was going to celebrate Mack trucks 100 year anniversary. Organisers Bob Lucans said one truck lover was even going to drive his truck over from Queensland with another two trucks on his trailer. Mr Lucans said although the event did not go ahead, Tracmach donated a sign to thank the Talbot family for hosting the event. Beth Talbot said it was “very sad” that the event was called off. “My late husband Tom was a member of Mack, he never got the chance to attend any of the field days because he passed away before we started the tradition,” Mrs Talbot said. “Tom built aeroplanes and helicopters and loved anything to do with machinery. “The day is very special, because it is also a tribute for Tom in a way.” Ben Talbot said he was “devastated” that the event had to be cancelled but loved the new sign on the Brunswick farm, which has been home to the Talbot family for five generations.