A yearly event for Biddeston is the Biddeston Tractor Pull – a time for machines of all shapes and sizes to meet and enthusiasts to get-together on the Friday and Saturday with visitors travelling from north, south and west to enjoy the camaraderie over the 2 days and a great family fun weekend. The weather in the preceding week had been rather hot and Friday and Saturday were no exception.
It was a one day visit for us on the Saturday and a pleasant drive to Toowoomba and on to Biddeston township where a metre square sign directed us straight ahead. On the way we did a detour to Egmont Park Stud to see the home of “Mr Feelgood” – a great pacer in its day, arriving at Oakey-Crosshill Road, Biddeston around 8.00am to find many people enjoying a hearty breakfast under the igloo.
On Friday 26th, there was a tractor, car and truck trek to the Jondaryan Woolshed which started at approximately 10.30am. There were two routes, one dirt and the other bitumen, travelling a distance of about 30km. On arrival at the Woolshed, there was free entry and lunch could be purchased. On return, prizes were awarded for various categories in the truck and car show’n’shine.
The tractor pulls were very entertaining as was the Grand Parade at lunchtime Saturday for tractors, trucks and cars. A fireworks display was organized for the Saturday night by Pengelley Trucks and Trailers and Toowoomba truck Spares.
There was a good roll up by our Club members with a lot of companionship during lunch. We left for home around 2pm after inspecting Jon’s refurbished Mack Superliner and all the talk on the way home was about the entertaining day.
Well done to Jon and his team of helpers. The property and improvements are a credit to all concerned. In all, it was very well attended by exhibitors and spectators with proceeds going to St Andrew’s Memorial Hospital, Brisbane.
To see some photos from the event please click here.
This is an event that should be on everyone’s calendar for 2017.