Milang Vintage Machinery Club Inc.
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Port Milang Historic Railway Museum was the birth place of the "Yesterday's Power Rally" in 1996 as a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Massey- Harris and Massey- Ferguson companies. This brand of tractor has dominated world markets in agricultural tractors and machinery.
Allan McInnes, the first President of the Port Milang Historic Railway Museum, thought that a display of these tractors may hold an excitement for visitors and locals. Along with other stationary engines and machines, this display was so successful that the committee of the Railway Museum repeated the event yearly and expanded as they offered competitions for engine enthusiasts of all varieties. Each year a different set of feature engines, motor cycles, tractors were included as special entries to be judged. Although it was developed as not for profit, any extra money enabled the Railway Museum to do small restoration projects however each year the event grew to the stage that it no longer fitted into the space of the Milang Township. 

Although the road was closed for one year as an experiment it was clear that even more land was needed. In 2008 the Railway museum committee attempted to operate in the grounds of the beautiful Milang Oval. The event was again successful but the committee was exhausted. Donations have been made to other Milang Clubs and the CFS when money is available. 

As the work increased a decision was made to form a separate club to run the "Yesterday's Power Rally", and the Milang Vintage Machinery Club was incorporated and agreed to take over the task. 

In 2009, the club began with fourteen members and this has now grown to over seventy members, who either have an interest in historical power, or are willing to assist others to enjoy their hobby however the committee and volunteers during the event in January. The displays and entries have included Vintage Engines and Machinery along with Fire Engines, Tractors, Trucks, Motor Vehicles, Motor Cycles & Military Vehicles, displays of General Interest items such as Old power and tool items, and in 2014 Junior Entries were added. Grants from Alexandrina Council and sponsorships from local businesses for trophy winners have enabled the "Yesterday's Power Rally" to improve safety aspects. Continuous support for the Rally has enabled the inclusion of the Tractor Pull, which is now hosted by the Milang and District Historical Society. All of the Sporting Clubs in Milang are involved with the Rally. The Football club allow the use of their club rooms for the Model Railway experience for enthusiasts, and has a food outlet during the weekend. The Cricket Club supplies security and the Bowling club hosts our Saturday night meals.

We are a social club for individuals and families who share an interest in vintage and classic vehicles and machinery of all descriptions with nearly 100 members.

You don’t need to own an historic vehicle and you are welcome to bring your normal car on any club outings. The advantage of joining a club, even before you have a vehicle, is the common interest and information that can be shared with fellow members.

 
Membership is $27.00 per year. Because of the nature of our club activities, we do insist that members are also covered by NHMA insurance ($18 pa). Membership fees are due in June each year.
 
While we are not actively recruiting for members, we welcome those of like mind to join us. Membership Application Form here.