Machines from bygone era on display
The time to embrace your inner historic rev-head is once again upon us as the date nears for the Tracmach Lights on the Hill vintage machinery event.
Now in its seventh year, organisers said the annual machinery day on April 13 would not only display vintage tractors and earth movers, but demonstrate how these machines worked.
Co-founder John Tilling said the event gained in popularity each year.
“I think people like to see this stuff doing what it was designed to do,” Mr Tilling said.
“They weren’t built to just sit there, they were designed to work.”
The feature machine for this year’s event will be the Chamberlain tractor, which is celebrating 70 years since it was first made at a factory in Welshpool.
“The Chamberlain was designed for Australian farming,” Mr Tilling said.
“There were many good tractors from America and Great Britain, and while they were all well and good for those countries, they weren’t suitable for Australian farming. The Chamberlain is a real Aussie icon.”
The event will bring to the fore other memories from a bygone era such as blacksmithing and wood turning, as well as vintage cars, trucks and tools.
“We like to show people what it would’ve been like in grandpa’s day,” Mr Tilling said.
The event will be held at Talbot’s Farm on Heppingstone Road in Brunswick, from 10am.
For more information contact John Tilling on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0457 559 199.
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