John Deeres at the Kingaroy 2019 Annual Rally, Queensland
Late last month, the Kingaroy Vintage Machinery Club, located in the South Burnett Region of South East Queensland held their annual rally with a good turnout of tractors, cars, trucks, bikes and engines. Although the theme was bright red colour, there was also a good display of the green stuff. Because of the extreme drought on-going here at present, even the ground was bare red dirt instead of green grass. The red volcanic soil here is renowned for growing peanuts. This year, I was a visitor, not an exhibitor as I traveled 150km which is a bit far on my 4040 and my Farmall F14 is not ready to exhibit yet.
Here are some photos of the classic JDs that were on show along with a couple of Aussie built Chamberlains, a Super 90 (GM 3-71 powered) and a high clearance Canelander. Both from the earlier 60's and later on, Chamberlain was bought out by John Deere.
An interesting private collection arrived during the morning, transported on a Mack semi trailer and Volvo rigid truck & dog trailer. The owner's wife was driving the Volvo.