A popular vintage machinery rally will be back this Easter with support from the Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program.
24 February 2022

The wheels of the Wheatlands Warracknabeal Vintage Machinery Rally are set to roll again after two years of forced cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Event organisers, the Warracknabeal and District Historical Society, will be able to better spread the word about the event thanks to funding for promotional materials provided through the first round of CHART program.

The Society's collection of working tractors and a motorcade of vintage cars belonging to local and interstate enthusiasts will parade through the Victorian wheatbelt town.

Spectators can then join in the fun at the Wheatland Agricultural Machinery Museum, where there will be a range of activities and displays for the young and young at heart.

The CHART program support will also be used to promote the museum, which closed during the recent waves of COVID-19 and suffered the loss of income usually generated through visitation. The Society was also unable to operate its second source of income, the Wheatlands Warehouse.

The CHART program provides grants of up to $3,000 to community-run arts and cultural heritage organisations in including museums, galleries and historical societies in regional Australia. It aims to encourage tourism and support organisation recover from the impact of COVID-19.

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is delivering the program on behalf of the Australian Government.

Eligible arts, cultural and heritage organisations delivering projects in regional Australia are encouraged to apply before the CHART program closes on 29 April 2022.

www.vintagerally.com.au. Wheatlands Warracknabeal Agricultural Machinery Museum. 2022 features: case and American engines. Celebrate 101 years of bulldogs. Easter weekend, 53rd annual vintage machinery rally. 16 and 17 April 2022, 34 Henty Highway, Warracknabeal, Victoria. Phone 0353842244, mobile 0429146597. Email vintagerally3393@gmail.com.

Story image courtesy of the Wheatland Agricultural Machinery Museum.