There were more rustic old tractors, stationary engines and farm equipment than you could point a stick at the Vintage Tractor & Machinery Memorabilia Weekend in Morrinsville.
Number 8 Network’s Annette Taylor filled her thermos, packed her sandwiches and took off to the event organised by the Waikato Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club.
There was a huge crowd of admiring spectators, including this local out for the day with his family.
They came in every colour and so many different makes that words failed. Luckily the camera can tell the tale:
There was plenty of time to check out some of the finer points of the machinery.
And there really was tractor dancing – or synchronised tractor driving. Some very good moves were executed.
This old hay bailer attracted many an admiring stare.
As did this old girl, with some young ones standing by.
There was even an on-going demonstration on how to make hay the old-fashioned way.
And down she comes…
Still time to chat…
Then, at the end of the day, came the Grand Parade. A glorious sight and sound it was.
The Earth shook when this one took to the field –
That’s all folks. Thank you so very much, Waikato Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club. It’s wonderful knowing all these beauties are being so well looked after.