The 2021 Trundle Vintage Rally and Tractor Pull was a raging success over the weekend, with farm machinery enthusiasts coming from all over Australia to enjoy the event put on by the Trundle Show Society.
Digger Anderson, who helped organise the event, was exuding happiness when he explained how well the weekend went.
"Everything about the day was just spectacular, the whole spirit of the day was amazing," said Digger.
"People came from all over NSW, Queensland and Victoria and they were all commentating on how amazing the area looked, how well everything was organised and how much fun they had.
"I couldn't thank the visitors enough, they came from so far away, and camaraderie of the day was fantastic - you could tell everyone was happy to be out and about at something."
880 adults went through the gates on Saturday, and given children under 18 didn't have to pay it is safe to say there were over 1000 people in attendance - and fortunately the sun was shining brightly, unlike elsewhere in NSW - and Digger was extremely thankful for the good fortune.
"We just got in the last tractor pull as the rain began, so the only thing that changed was presenting all the awards under cover - it was perfect timing really!"
He was also very impressed with the amazing work of all the volunteers who helped out before, during and after the event.
"I just can't get over how quickly the volunteers cleaned up and got everything done, they returned the whole showground back to normal within an hour, and it was like no one had ever been there.
"It wasn't just Trundle Show Society volunteers either, plenty of townspeople got stuck into the cleanup and I can't thank them enough," said Digger.
There were 77 participants in the tractor pull, with 18 different categories according to horsepower (HP).
Ken Whitby won the feature event, the Fordson pull, while Bruce Fallon won the Best Restored Tractor with his Chamberlain 9G.
Digger was also pleased members of the Central West Car Club were able to attend and show some of their amazing classic cars.
"The Central West Car Club came in huge numbers on Sunday, and they added an extra dimension to the day - they parked right near the tractor pull so people were able to immerse themselves in both."
Tractor pull results
- Under 25 HP: 1st John Brouff, 2nd John Brouff
- Under 30 HP: 1st Ken Whitby, 2nd Greg Anderson
- Under 35 HP: 1st Scott Walder, 2nd Joe Noble
- Under 40 HP: 1st Graham Pout, 2nd Jeff Goods
- Under 45 HP: 1st Jeff Goods, 2nd Bruce Fallon
- Under 50 HP: 1st Bruce Fallon, 2nd Graham Pout
- Under 55 HP: 1st Bruce Capps
- Under 60 HP: 1st John Glanville, 2nd Joe Noble and Norman Bush
- Under 70 HP: 1st Joe Cornish
- Ute pull: 1st Brenton Clements, 2nd Jordan Ross
- Small Crawler: 1st Gary Crowley, 2nd Peter Thomas
- Large Crawler: 1st Joe Arnold, 2nd Joe Cornish
- Under 80 HP: 1st Bob Wilson, Graham Pout
- Under 90 HP: 1st James Hetherington, 2nd Bruce Wright
- Between 90 HP and 100 HP: 1st Steele Robinson
- Open: 1st Bill Shanley, 2nd James Hetherington
- Open (front wheel assist): 1st Tim Saunder, 2nd Bruce Fallon
- Open 4WD: 1st Scott Goodsell
- Fordson feature pull: Ken Whitby
Best restored tractor: Bruce Fallon (Chamberlain 9G)
Best original tractor: Graeme Hoy (Fordson E27N)
Best restored tractor: Brian Tomkins (Ford F600)
Best restored car: Tony and Pam McGrath (1937 Ford X8 Ute)
Best stationary engine: Bruce Fallon (1928 Indian Scout)
Car Club award: Parkes Car Club
Best club car: Arthur Corbett (Ford Fairlane 1963)