Wide Bay Historic Machinery Club president Brian Abbott with a 1937 Ronaldson Tippet diesel engine.
Wide Bay Historic Machinery Club president Brian Abbott with a 1937 Ronaldson Tippet diesel engine. Robyne Cuerel

M'boro machinery event lures people from far and wide

BIGGER and better is what organisers were saying about this weekend's annual Machinery Rally.

The rally, hosted by the Wide Bay Historic Machinery Club, will display steam engines, old boat motors, vintage cars and more than 100 working engines and machines.

"Last year's event was our biggest to date and we are expecting a lot more people - so it will be bigger by a long shot," club secretary Rob Gorrey said.

"It's the only one anywhere like it."

The Wide Bay Historic Machinery Club has more than 90 members who come from areas spanning from Brisbane to Bundaberg.

Mr Gorrey said members restored machinery found under houses, in sheds and off river banks.

"The exhibition is still free to the public and to exhibitors," he said.

"We have extra entries from everywhere including Coffs Harbour and Gladstone.

"They are coming because they heard how good it is."

The free rally will run form 9am to 3pm on Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday at the Tinana soccer ground on Gympie Rd.



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