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.
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