Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Enthusiasts Show off Pride and Joy

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Enthusiasts Show off Pride and Joy

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WHEN the gates to the Allora Showgrounds opened on Saturday morning grey skies threatened the Allora Heritage Weekend yet again.

Warwick Veteran and Vintage Vehicle Club member Graeme McMillan was a little concerned.

"When I got up at 6am I thought we were going to have another wet weekend," he said.

"But by 10am the skies had cleared and we had a beautiful day.

"It would have to be one of the biggest crowd numbers we have had in quite a long time."

Mr McMillan said like always the event featured International harvesters, all things Holden, Harley Davidson motorcycles and Australian-made stationary engines.

"This year we had quite a lot more vintage cars," he said.

"We had a few more trucks and tractors as well."

The Heritage Weekend is known internationally, having been covered by historic machinery magazines in Britain and other countries.

"It's amazing what has been achieved from such humble beginnings," event commentator and machinery historian Barrie Geitz said. …

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