Category: Events 2017

Circular Head Show at Stanley.

Well what a ( S ) of a day, weather wise, as often the case 4 seasons in one day.
Apart from that about 20 members braved the weather.
The men did the club proud, with a great display of different pumps, engines, lawn mowers, small tools, tractors and a very interesting water feature wheel.
No dramas for once, the motors decided to behave themselves, just as well as the day didn’t lend itself to tinker out in the open if not needed. Those days have gone by the wayside
The members that faced the clement weather were, B. Ling, D & J Burk, T & B Moore, R & A Springer, N. Broomhall, Pat Harris, F. Harris, D & K Haines, J. Booth, J. Young, L. Tunbridge, V & E Voss, B. Schurring, R. Harris.
Apologies if I’ve missed any one out, in all we had a great gathering & fun even though us women clung to the comfort of our cars as much as possible.
Trust all had a great Christmas & now a happy New Year.

Ulverstone Show

There was an excellent attendance at this year’s show, and despite heavy showers throughout the day the crowd was up on last year.
I will not mention all the members individually, but there were 20 members exhibiting with a good variety of engines, pumps, tractors and drag saws, plus static displays, which all created lots of interest
The Mantje brothers really excelled, with tractors and motors, and they had several trips back and forth to North Motton, carting their gear, well done boys, our youngest members and doing us proud!

Longford Show

Longford Show

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Well what a great show this was, it was great that we had such a variety of machines on display and well attended by our members from all over as this turned out to be not only a show of engines but a social gathering as well.
Those in attendance.
Fred Harris, Graham Howard, LLoyd Tunbridge, Brian Ling, Trevor Cowan, Tom &Barbara Moore, David & Judy Burke, Niel Broomhall, Harry Nolan, Rodney & Alison Springer, Derrel & Karyn Haines, John Booth, Nigel Boyd and Jeff Springer.
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Burnie Show

Burnie Show, Friday 6th October.

Can’t believe it! Sun shining and not a cloud in the sky with a cool breeze. With the compound set up by 8.30 and all motors running it was time for a drink. There were a good turnup with 21 exhibitors.
John Booth with his static display – Homelite chain saws and Bern Smith motor saw.
Brian Scott Ruma King Cat lawn mower, Lister Diesel & Briggs Stratton engines.
Brian Ling, 135 Massey Fergusson tractor
Derrel & Karyn Haines, 28 Diesel tractor
Vern Reeves, Alex, Nicholas & Duncan Mantje, Victor Lawn mower, 2 Cooper drive milking machines, International engine. Continue reading

Fun Run Weekend 2017

Fun Run Weekend 2017

Thank you to the members who participated in making it such a great weekend, also the women that run the Kiosk. Isn’t it great to be able to have such a great club who pull together. There must be more members that may like to join our band of permanents, get in touch & come along you will have a ball.
The owners with their displays consisted of –
Viv Voss. – lnt. U.S.A. Type M 11/2 H.P. 1930., Fairbanks Morse. 11/2 H.P. 1923 U.S.A. Continue reading

Bus trip to Dick Beckett’s and meeting

Bus trip to Dick Beckett’s and meeting

About 60 members and guests attended the meeting and BBQ at Dick Beckett’s, Exeter on August 5th. As usual Dick and his wife Faye made us very welcome.
Members enjoyed wandering around the sheds and looking at their fantastic collection of trucks and machinery.
It was good to see some members come along from other parts of the state who usually can’t attend our meeting. A great day was had by all.

Agfest 2017

Agfest 2017

The best weather we have had for a long time, only couple showers on Sat. Our main displays were Tractors, down on previous years, Engines, Mowers, Tool displays and many Chainsaws. All arranged in our compounds for the public to see, hear running and smoking. Engines ranged in all sizes and shapes, bigger ones from our “Old Bits N Pieces” mates from South, many thanks for your big input this year, as always. No Steam Engines this year, as Mr Boon’s engine is at the engine Doctor, annual check up and rebuild. So the hay baling was done with a bit more noise, being driven by Phils “Mogul”, which we finally achieved when we could keep the belts on and running the right direction.
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Break ‘o’ Day Woodcraft Fair 8-4-2017

Break ‘o’ Day Woodcraft Fair 8-4-2017

Another successful event even though the number of patrons was down compared to previous years, the weather was good, lots of stall holders with a good variety of food on offer.
The Machinery Club was well supported, so was the model aircraft club along with the vintage go-karts.
Our members were Trevor Cohen, Peter Unwin, Rob Coote, David and Judy Burke, Fred Harris, John Booth, Rodney and Alison Springer, Harry Nolan, Jeff Springer. Continue reading

Bus Trip To West Coast

Bus Trip To West Coast

Our first stop was at the Zeehan Museum. What a wonderful place this is. Pity we did not have the time to spend longer here, never mind another trip down coming up!
One member was taken pity on by the Jehovah Witnesses who were having their lunch next door to the museum. He must have looked very hungry as they gave him a free lunch. He was disappointed though as he did not get a magazine to read. Continue reading

Evandale Village Fair

Evandale Village Fair

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On Saturday 18th of February the 35th annual village fair was held at Evandale, it drew a crowd of about 5000 people. Not only was there the penny farthing races, live music, plenty of food stalls, children’s activities including a vast array of physcyles (these are push bikes of all different configurations which took some mastering), an array of vintage cars and of course our own display of vintage machinery.
Members in attendance. Continue reading