Annual Old Wheels in Motion Rally
July 20 - July 21
Turning back time for future generations
Faithfully restored to working order, the exhibits are as fascinating as they are fun. The strange and the splendid stand together, waiting for you to rediscover as you stroll back in time. From the ‘Kangaroo’ butter churn known for its jumping action to vintage tractors slogging it out in the ‘Drag Queen’ tug of war, the rally is a labour of love for the 100 volunteers who make it happen each year on the third weekend in July.
There’s special pieces too: the newly restored 1928 Reaper and Binder. A highly sophisticated machine for its day, the Reaper and Binder will crop, belt, bundle, tie and dispense an entire oat harvest, all in one go; the 1901 vintage Napier – the only car of its kind in Australia, or the almost complete collection (bar one) of David Brown tractors, dating back to 1934.
On the grounds, you can also see blacksmiths forging iron over an open pit, women using a wood stove in the kitchen and a copper in the laundry, while Pretty Plains, a Garrett engine, is renowned for letting off steam!
RALLY & VENUE DETAILS
The rally is held at the Queensland Heritage Park Complex on Exhibition Avenue, Biloela.
- 3rd weekend in July
- Queensland Heritage Park Complex
- 11 Exhibition Avenue, Biloela
- The Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club Inc.
- E: email@example.com
- P: (07) 4992 2400 or 0429 383 296
Can I camp near the Rally?
A camping ground adjacent to the rally site offers easy access to the three-day event. Camper packages are available for those who are quick. To book a package contact the Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club.
- Greycliffe Homestead
- Spirit of the Land mural
- Lake Callide
- Callide Lookout
- Thangool Races
- Kroombit Tops National Park
- Mount Scoria – the musical mountain