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Tractors plough on to Nymboida and back

TRACTORS may not travel fast and may be better suited to pulling machinery, but the members of the Mid North Coast Machinery Restoration Club hit the open road enthusiastically.

At the weekend, 15 tractors including five Chamberlains, five Fergusons, one Massey Ferguson, one Fiat, one International, one Ford and one John Deere completed a 121km journey in the Grafton to Nymboida Tractor Trek.

Two of the Fergusons, were painted bright pink and blue to promote Breast Cancer awareness and Prostate Cancer awareness respectively.

For the drivers, the Tractor Trek was a not-to-be-missed opportunity to take their beautifully restored vehicles, each more than 30 years old, out on an epic adventure beyond the farm gate.

The convoy set off from the 5 Mile Hotel early Saturday morning, stopping at Shannon Creek Dam for morning tea and Kangaroo Creek for a delicious barbecue lunch.

Revving their beloved beauties back to life, the drivers trekked over the mountain via Laytons Range Rd before they arrived at the Nymboida Coaching Station and visited the popular Museum of Interesting Things.

All 15 tractors completed the trek and returned to Grafton yesterday.

Organiser Scott Mawhinney thanked local businesses including BP Grafton, Cummings, Shannon Brothers New Holland, O'Halloran Motors, Hydraulink and Clarence Valley Tyres for sponsoring the trek.

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