11 September - Day out with ‘old cranks’

A group of ‘old cranks’, some more than a century in age, will be putting on a demonstration at the Tauranga Historic Village on Sunday, September 11, which promises to entertain and enthral people of all ages.

That’s when the Tauranga Vintage Machinery Club members fire up their stationery engines, vintage tractors and machinery, plus scale models for the public to enjoy.

As well as putting on a family-orientated event, the members want more people to learn about the club and its fascinating old machines.

“The aim is to attract the younger generation into the world of heritage machines that helped build New Zealand,” says club member Shaun Hurst.

“In today’s age these machines and vehicles are unfortunately being forgotten or overlooked; and those of us who grew up with them are thinning out so we’d like to get younger people involved.”


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