Wednesday, 13 January 2016 11:32

Trip down memory lane

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Vintage tractors will be on display at the event. Vintage tractors will be on display at the event.

It will be a trip down memory lane for agriculture machinery enthusiasts.

The Manawatu Vintage Machinery Club is holding The Vintage Ag Expo on February 20 and 21 at Lockwood Rd, Kaiaranga.

A similar event in 2012 was well supported by enthusiasts and the public.

The event will display vintage tractors, stationery engines, grain threshing, chaff cutting, hay baling and a wide range of working machinery, much of which is restored to as-new condition. Organisers say the event is a great opportunity for the younger generation and others to remember and reminisce on farming in the past.

The weekend will offer a range of events including parades for tractors, implements and other vehicles, hay baling and topdressing demonstrations using vintage equipment, vintage tractor demonstrations and shearing demonstrations using a plant driven by a Lister stationery engine.

Traction engines will also be operating with a sawmill being driven by one and free rides in a trailer towed will be available for younger visitors.


For more information contact Allan Hutchinson (event secretary) on 06 3268529 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ian Capstick on 06 3568502, 06 3567545 (home) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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