• Loddon Herald

Vintage tractors chug along

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

DOZENS of vintage tractors toured the Loddon on Saturday when enthusiasts took to local roads.

The tractors chugged around 74km of roads, along bitumen and on dirt tracks after setting off from Newbridge about 9.30am.

The owner-drivers came from across central and northern Victoria to give their historic agricultural vehicles a run in the country.

Within 20 minutes of leaving Newbridge, the fleet of rural workhorses had arrived near Bridgewater to be met by local vintage tractor collector Glenn Catto.

The convoy then set off to Murphy’s Creek and Tarnagulla before returning to Newbridge.

Group spokesman John Leech said members had been keen to give their machines a run, the Loddon route chosen because of its central location for participants.

The oldest tractor in the convey was the 1938 Silver King owned by John Handley.

The veteran of the fleet was joined vehicles from later decades with a large number of iconic Massey Fergusons out on the roads. The tractors were popular with locals at each of their stops.

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