2013 Vintage Rally
The annual Geelong Vintage Machinery Rally returns to the Geelong Showgrounds on the 12 and 13th of January for one of the biggest displays of restored and working vintage machinery and tractors seen anywhere in Australia.
As our photos and video show from the 2012 event this is a great day out for the whole family. The fun starts at 9:00 am both days and continues through until 5:00 PM in the evening on Saturday and 2:00 PM on the Sunday.
The show features a wonderful display of steam and internal combustion engines, lots of lovely vintage cars, classic trucks and motorcycles. There will be some incredible working machinery demonstrations and some very interesting vintage farm machinery including many steam operated machines. The day will also feature an array of old tools and equipment and some wonderful model displays.
One of the highlights of the show are the incredible smells of the oils and sounds of the steam mechanics chugging up and down. You will be amazed at the amount of passion and workmanship that has gone into the restoration and upkeep of many of the pieces of equipment. Many of the passionate owners have quite a few tales about the life and history of their special item, so stop for a friendly chat.
If you have a special piece of machinery in your shed which you would like to share with the visitors to the vintage rally either this year or in the future, the organisers would love to hear from you. http://www.royalgeelongshow.com.au