Murray River and Snowy Mountains view, Towong, Upper Murray

Showcasing 'The Man From Snowy River' Country

 

Upper Murray
Special Events

The Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc. Annual Rally

Demonstrations of two man chainsawing of red gum slabs at the Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc. 2011 rally.

This 1948 Cliff & Bunting Hay Baler was a working display at the Corryong Historic Machinery Inc. 2011 rally

There were many working displays of vintage engines and machinery at the Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc. 2011 rally.

With a love for all things mechanical, Corryong resident Bruce Tregilgas first floated the idea of forming a historical machinery club to the local community in 2004.

By 2005, the club was incorporated and had 25 members.

This gathering of like minds, who love to talk and share their knowledge of machinery and memorabilia of the past, conceived a plan to hold a rally and the rest, as they say, is history.

In 2011 the Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc. held its fifth annual rally, at the Corryong Recreation Reserve.

Boasting a growing membership and current membership of over 170, the Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc. has since attracted the attention and participation of mechanical soul mates from as far as Batlow, Benambra, Omeo, Wodonga, Kiewa and Melbourne.


Highlights of
the 2011 Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc. Rally

Looking forward to seeing you next yearDisplays of vintage tractors, including Ferguson, Chamberlain, John Deer, Twin City and Fordson models

Looking forward to seeing you next yearDisplays of vintage farming equipment and trucks

Looking forward to seeing you next yearDisplays of fully restored cars and motor bikes

Looking forward to seeing you next yearWorking displays of different oil engines, including one driving a stamper, once used to crush rock samples for gold

Looking forward to seeing you next yearAround 30 classic Indian Motor bikes on show
The 1950 English postie bike was voted the most popular exhibit.

Looking forward to seeing you next yearA working display of a 1948 Cliff and Bunting hay baler, once used to bale hay using hand tied wire. It was in use on a farm until 1958. The baler was once driven by a Rosebery engine as it was pulled around the paddock by a horse.

Looking forward to seeing you next yearDemonstrations of two man chainsaw cutting red gum slabs by Peter Williams and James Hyland from Granya. The slabs were later sold at auction.

Looking forward to seeing you next yearExtensive displays of all kinds of memorabilia of yesteryear, including old cream separators and butter products, old sewing machines, dolls, prams, bottles, tins and vintage and retro kitchenware.

Looking forward to seeing you next yearChildren's games of yesteryear, including the gumboot toss and the wire coat hanger challenge.(If you don't know what that is, well come and find out next year)

Looking forward to seeing you next yearCountry fair and community group displays

The feature event introduced this year to the rally was the

Corryong Historical Machinery Club Inc. inaugural
T
ractor Pull Competition.

 Tractors of different horse power compete in the Corryong Historic Machinery Club's tractor pull event.  Bring your tractor to the next Corryong Historic Machinery Club rally and see if you can beat the locals.

In this event tractors of different horse power competed in a multi level competition. Drivers and their tractors, as small as 25 HP and as large as 100 HP, vied for the winner's podium of this crowd pleasing event.

With the event being a big success this year, the Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc.'s rally organising committee is confident this event is set to be even more popular in 2012. So get your tractor is good shape and come and be a part of this fun event.

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The welcome banner for the Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc.

The Corryong Historical Machinery Club Inc. is looking forward to bright future and if you would like to hear more,
please contact the President, Bruce Tregilgas at