Step back in time and absorb the workings of machines from days gone by at this year’s Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Rally.
Historic machinery including steam engines, bomber plane parts, lawn mowers and chainsaws will all be on display at Tegege Hall for the two-day event.
Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Society Inc secretary Desiree Heale is encouraging people with timeworn machinery and equipment to think outside the box and consider taking part in the annual show.
“Something new we have this year is that we are handing out awards for the oldest piece of machinery in five different categories,” she said.
“This includes the oldest tractor, the oldest car, the oldest motorbike and the oldest motor.
“We are really looking forward to this.”
Desiree has been involved with Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Rally for a number of years and she said it was always a lot of fun for the whole family.
“It’s always great to see all the families come out for the event,” she said.
“Young children love to come out and see all the old machines running.
“We all love our old machinery because we know with the old machinery, we know how to fix it – compared to machinery you buy today, we live in a throw-away society now, so this is a chance to see how people lived in the past.”
On Saturday night Desiree said there would the annual bushman’s dinner for everyone to enjoy, along with all of the other traditional events including a tractor pull, whip cracking competition and butter making display.
Anyone interested in being involved in this year’s Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Rally can contact Desiree on 0438 577 319 or message through the Facebook page.
Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Rally
When: 1-2 April from 9 am
Where: Tegege Hall, entry via corner of Rosedale and Flagstone Road, Avondale
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