MILESTONE: International is the feature brand at Urana's celebrations in 2019.
MILESTONE: International is the feature brand at Urana's celebrations in 2019. David Vile

Urana Vintage Machinery Club celebrates 20th rally

TO BE doing something consecutively for 20 years you must be doing something right and it would appear the Urana Vintage Machinery Club has the right formula, as it prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary rally over the weekend of October 19-20.

Located geographically in the centre of the NSW Riverina, Victoria Park Recreation Ground will play host to a range of historic trucks, tractors and machinery, with a busy program planned across the two days of the event.

White was the feature brand of the truck show in 2018, with a range of models from the White stable making the trek for the show, and this year it will be the turn for all things International.

This year marks 70 years since the first International trucks were manufactured in Australia and with a wide range of models released over that period, ranging from the A-line through to the ACCO and Transtar models of the 1970s and '80s, no doubt the brand will be well represented.

After a good turnout of all makes of trucks along with White at the 2018 event, rally co-ordinator Brad Elphick is confident of another good roll-up.

"We will have judging and trophies across eight categories,” he said.

"International is the feature but all makes of truck are welcome, both historic and modern.

"We have also had good corporate support from sponsors such as Cummins in Wodonga.”

The event stretches across both days, with the main show day and judging taking place on the Sunday.

Camping with toilets and showers is available for exhibitors and a range of market stalls and food options, including breakfast, will be available for show-goers.

Families are also well catered for and, after being a great success last year, a range of free children's activities, including jumping castles, face painting and show bags, will be available.

With Urana within close proximity to major transport routes such as the Hume and Sturt Highways, getting there and back shouldn't be a problem, so do yourself a favour and get along and check out all the action this year.

Better still, if you have an old S-Line or 3070 in the shed, get it out and bring it along. Admission is a very reasonable $5 for adults, with children under 16 and exhibitors free.

For further information phone Brad Elphick on 0417465 634 or check out the Urana Vintage Machinery Club page on Facebook.

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