Orford Engine Rally

GOOD CLIP: Blade shearer Chris Coulter in action at the Orford Engine Rally last year. Blade shearing will again be a feature of this year's event. Picture: Rob Gunstone
GOOD CLIP: Blade shearer Chris Coulter in action at the Orford Engine Rally last year. Blade shearing will again be a feature of this year's event. Picture: Rob Gunstone

A CELEBRATION of machinery from the past will take place at Orford this weekend.

The Orford Vintage Rally will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Orford Sports Ground.

Vintage engines, tractors, cars and trucks will be on show. The event will also include blade shearing competitions and displays, a tractor pull, live music and a ute muster. 

Organising committee member Annette Goodland said interest in the event was again high.

“We have a lot of people camping and some of those are here for the first time,” Mrs Goodland said.

“The blade shearing has become a big thing for the rally. Last year, we had nine blade shearers and this year we have 15. Another exciting thing is we will have over 60 vintage tractors coming.”

The weekend is fully catered and the entry fee for adults is $5. Gates open at 9am with displays through to 6pm daily. Live music will go through to 11pm on Saturday.