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Tractors embark on big trek

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Lockyer Antique Motor Association Tractor Trek organiser Des Poole joined about 50 others for the annual Tractor Trek.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Lockyer Antique Motor Association Tractor Trek organiser Des Poole joined about 50 others for the annual Tractor Trek. Tom Threadingham

A rumbling convoy of farming heritage rolled out of Gatton for the 17th annual Tractor Trek.

More than 50 tractors joined the trek this year which started at the Gatton and District Historical Society and rolled up to Crows Nest on Saturday.

The Tractor Trek pulled up at the Crows Nest showgrounds on Saturday night and rolled back into the Lockyer Valley on Sunday.

Lockyer Antique Motor Association Tractor Trek organiser Des Poole said the trek was always a popular event.

"It's good to get everybody together each year," Mr Poole said.

"We all became mates over the years and we all just keeping coming back."

He said people from across the state and further afield joined the convoy this year.

"There's some guys keep coming up from Grafton and there are quite a few from down over the border and quite a few from around Nambour and the Caboolture area," he said.

"A few on the eastern edge of the Downs come too."

There was a diverse range of tractors taking part in the trek, with Chamberlains and Fergies proving popular.

Mr Poole said he tried to change the route up each year for participants.

"It never is the same route, every trek is different," he said.

 

Topics:  gatton tractor


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