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Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

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Old 01-25-2019, 03:54:07 AM
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Default Re: Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

Can't make this one guys to many commitments. Have a great time and safe rally !

Also can't to be seen to be associated with people who only get second place in a world famous peanut vs melon competition.
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Old 01-27-2019, 02:07:21 AM
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Default Re: Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

At this time I am guessing Scotty your busy packing up ,and getting ready to head home . When you have a chance , don't forget to posts some photos for those of us unable to attend .
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:58:44 PM
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Default Re: Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

Hello all
The bestest little rally in Allora has come and gone and it was hot as hell.
The rally could have started in the Friday with the number of exhibitors there. I have to tip my hat to every exhibitor to make the effort to turn up in the oppressive heat. It was 102 degrees in the shade at 3pm on the Saturday. Believe it or not I did not even venture over into the swap meet area during the entire rally and did not eat 1 hot chip.
By what I've been told by another club member there were about 80 engines there and I have to say that there were a number of engines I've never seen before. An example was a throttler Cooper.
The numbers of tractors and trucks was still up and some people traveled a long way to get to Allora. There were trucks from Victoria. Now that's dedication and all I can say is WOW, THANKS!!!

Sorry Ian but I only took 1 picture before the camera blew up. The screen went all blank on me and I had no idea what I was shooting or if the camera was working at all. I'm blaming the heat. Or it could have been the bend I put in it when I lifted something with the camera in my pants pocket.
To see some pictures everyone will have to buy an Oily Rag as I know another chap was taking pictures for that fine publication.

Sadly there was a fatality at the rally on the Sunday. A chap collapsed and, sadly, passed away. He was only there to see the many things to be seen by what I've been told.

On a personal note (I bet some are glad to read about this while others will pee themselves laughing at my stupidity). Our bare little M had a failure on the Saturday and again on the Sunday. She only ran for a very short time on the Saturday and she didn't want to start again. I played around with it cleaning plugs and changing magnetos and stuff for awhile and gave up. Just too bloody hot. On Saturday arvo (when things cooled down) the spark plug was changed and away she went for a few hours.....bloody thing.
And on the Sunday she ran for a few hours and stopped. Bugger, bugger, bum, poo. A few things (like spark plug changed) and still no go. After I put some more petrol in her she ran like a champion again.
Simple things first like checking if there's fuel hey Cobba?

Anyway, that's about it other then the one picture I took.

Cheers Scott
PS: it was really good to catch up with a lot of people I haven't seen for awhile. The gums were flapping with great gusto.

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Old 02-02-2019, 01:33:18 AM
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Default Re: Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

Sad that someone had passed away on the grounds.
Funny thing about engines requiring fuel to run. Let us all know if you work out how to get them to go without the stuff.
The egg looks good enough to eat. Have done the same on a shovel as well and ate it too.
Way too hot for me n Dee to do anything and hats off to those who did and made it a good weekend.
Now we know why you didn't take your camera to look at the marine engine,,,,,you break them!
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:44:37 AM
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Default Re: Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Didn't take much in the way of pictures this year (except the timberwork in a mid 30's Holden truck cab - hoping one would turn up and had a win)

I'll second Scott on the heat. Poor little gas fridge couldn't keep up. The mighty little Inter was not a particularly fun place to be; towing a heavy van in that heat.

I had a great time with a welcoming bunch of engine blokes who let me sit in on the socialising. I have never met "Matt" before, but I sure know who he is, now! A recurring in - joke which I found hilarious.

Thanks to everyone who made me feel so welcome.


PS: the bloke who died was well - known in classic truck circles, although not by me. A bit early, at 71.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:56:10 AM
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Default Re: Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

Was the first time I attended this rally but will certainly be back.. it was well run, no fuss and everyone very hospitable.. great to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones👍

Passed the Buzacott sign on Scotty.. the fellow was gobsmacked and very happy!!

Cheers Gavin
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