In 2003 the Club hosted it’s 6th Annual Rally which incorporated a variety of displays including stationary engines, tractors, and
operational drilling rig, balers, a gold stamper, blacksmithing, horses and horse-drawn machinery, vintage trucks and cars and
activities including the artful demonstration of sculpturing a piece of wood with a chainsaw, grand parades, tractor balancing, slow
tractor races, the tractor pull and tractor trek, just to name a few.
The 6th Annual Rally also saw the Club take its next step in further enhancing and promoting the movement as they eagerly took on
the role of organiser and host of the Inaugural Queensland Heritage Rally which was subsequently held in July 2004.
The Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club Inc., were however, more than merely host and organisers of the Inaugural
Queensland Heritage Rally. They were, in many ways, the driving force which saw a much-debated concept brought to life when July
2004 saw the successful staging and running of the inaugural event.
It was on the wave of this success that the Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club Inc. was then chosen as the Official Host for
the 11th National Historical Machinery Association Rally held in 2007.
The 11th National Historical Machinery Association Rally saw some 1,500 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors converge on Biloela, and the
surrounding Banana Shire to celebrate our nation’s glorious past and our pioneering heritage. Many deemed this rally as the “best
ever” national rally, a rally that will live long in the memories of those who attended.
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The Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club Inc. came into existence at a meeting held in a
garage just over ninteen years ago as a result of the coming together of a group of like-minded
people, who held a similar interest in collecting and restoring pieces of machinery from days gone by.
Since then, the Club has continued to expand and grow with the Club acquiring it’s own grounds,
which are constantly upgraded with new facilities each year.
The grounds now play host to the Club’s Annual Old Wheels In Motion Rally, which is held every
third weekend in July.