Vintage life in the Riverina

Lanz Bulldog P
Lanz Bulldog P

It’s that time again for the loud rumble of vintage machinery to come to life in Leeton. Source: The Irrigator

The Riverina Vintage Machinery Club will again host its rally in town next weekend in what is hoped to be one of its biggest yet.

There will be plenty for all ages to see and do across the two days at the Leeton Jockey Club.

On Saturday the tractor trek and pull will be the major feature.

The trek, which will include dozens of tractors of all different varieties, will head out on a three-hour run taking in about 40 kilometres.

It will first head to Stony Point before coming back on to Brobenah Road and Brobenah Hall Road before going towards Yanco and back to the jockey club.

“It’s great seeing all of the tractors taking part in that,” club president Tim Langley said. “It’s a big feature for sure.”

Throughout both days there will be many activities and things to see and do, but Mr Langley said Sunday would be the main family day.

One of the biggest drawcards will be the displays of machinery, cars, trucks, motorcycles, vintage stationary engines, as well as a range of bygone memorabilia.

Mr Langley was hopeful the event would be a success and said all community members were welcome to attend.

“It’s great seeing some of the older residents there because it’s like a trip down memory lane for them.” he said. “They remember what it was like for them just by looking and some of the machinery, cars and things like that that we have there.”

The Riverina Vintage Machinery Club has members from across the Australia. While the club hosts the rally and other events in different areas throughout the year, its main aim is to preserve the country’s mechanical heritage.

The rally typically brings many visitors to town.

The vintage machinery rally will be held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday at the jockey club. Entry is $5 for adults, $3 pensioners and under 17s are free.