The Corryong Historic
Machinery Club Inc. Annual 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
By 2005, the club was incorporated and had 25
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.
the 2011 Corryong Historic Machinery Club Inc.
vintage tractors, including Ferguson, Chamberlain, John Deer, Twin City and
vintage farming equipment and trucks
fully restored cars and motor bikes
of different oil engines, including one driving a stamper, once used to crush
rock samples for gold
classic Indian Motor bikes on show
The 1950 English postie bike was voted the most
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
of two man chainsaw cutting red gum slabs by Peter Williams and James Hyland
from Granya. The slabs were later sold at auction.
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.
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
Country fair and
community group displays
The feature event introduced this year
to the rally was the
Historical Machinery Club Inc. inaugural
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
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
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