South Burnett councillors Kirstie Schumacher and Danita Potter dropped in to the Vintage Machinery Club recently to give club officials a community grant cheque for the event, which was gratefully received by club vice-president Matt Lonsdale and Queensland Heritage Rally secretary Charmaine Osborne (Photo: Kirstie Schumacher)

July 15, 2022

Kingaroy’s Vintage Machinery Club is powering ahead at full-steam, preparing for the biggest annual show they have ever held.

In September,  the club will be hosting the Queensland Heritage Rally at their grounds in Geoff Raph Drive at Kingaroy Airport.

The Queensland Heritage Rally is hosted by a different Queensland club every two years.

The 2020 rally – the ninth – was scheduled to be held at Ayr in North Queensland, however, it had to be cancelled at short notice because of the pandemic.

The cancellation means the 2022 rally will be the first in four years – and because of this, the Kingaroy Vintage Machinery Club expects between 6000 and 10,000 exhibitors and spectators will be coming to Kingaroy from all corners of Australia and New Zealand.

The club is holding the rally in conjunction with their annual Vintage Machinery Rally and their 25th birthday celebrations.

They will be expanding the usual two-day event to three days to accommodate all the extra exhibits.

There will be exhibitions of stationary engines, steam engines, tractors, crawlers, trucks, cars and motorcycles, as well as multiple grand parades along with vintage tractor sled pulling and a rarely seen display of dam building that will run throughout the weekend.

There will also be working displays of peanut thrashing, corn shelling and timber sawmilling, wheelwright and horseworks displays, as well as plenty of food, drink and merchandise stalls.

The event will run from September 16-18, with exhibitors able to set up the day beforehand.

Gates will open at 8:30am on all three days and admission will be $10 per person – in cash, because there’s no EFTPOS in the grounds – but children under 12 will be admitted free.

If you’re interested in mounting a display or a stall, or would like to reserve an on-site camping spot, more information can be had phoning Charmaine on 0447-198-687 or Eileen on 0419-027-002, or by sending the club an email


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