At 241 Redlands Road Corowa, the home of Corowa Historic Vehicle & Machinery Club, there will be plenty to see with vintage stationary engines and vehicles, rebarrelling a Furphy tank on Sunday at 10.00am and of course, Saturday’s vintage tractor road run around town between 10.00am and 1.00pm.
“We’re expecting to have lots of engines from people all around the district,” club publicity officer David Williams told The Free Press. “The highlight will be rebarrelling the Furphy.
“We’re hoping the youth of the day come and have a look. They can gain so much mechanical knowledge.”
The oldest engine housed at Corowa Historic Vehicle & Machinery Club is a 1906 portable Hornsby, restored by club members. It has 6 and 1/2 horsepower, and was donated by the Corowa Federation Museum via the Willis family of Balldale.
There’s a 1949 Commer truck donated by the Hanrahan family from Daysdale. It has been marvellously and fully restored, mainly by Ian Bowkett.
The club has about 95 members and has a good reputation for fixing up machinery, including the engine for a tractor used for Wahgunyah’s Willow Recreational Ground. “It’s a service to the Wahgunyah community,” members say.
There will be three level loading ramps this weekend and lifting facilities will be available.
For more information, contact Bill Petzke (02 6033 0318) or Lyn Plant 02 6024 7021).
A Winter Fun Weekend with the theme ‘Engines Engines’ will take place this Saturday, June 2 from 10.00am and continuing Sunday, from 10.00am until 2.00pm. Admission is free.
Club members, from left, Ed Farmer, David Williams, Ern Wemyss, Ross Barber, Garry Christensen and Ian Bowkett are hoping for a good crowd over the weekend, including the younger generation.