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Jerilderie Ned Kelly event to stand alone

A group of enthusiastic Jerilderie locals have banded together to continue to run the annual Jerilderie Tidy Towns Ned Kelly Show N Shine and the Riverina Vintage Machinery Rally.

January 22, 2014 4:14am

Ian Sneddon and Joe Newton are gearing up for the Jerilderie Tidy Towns Ned Kelly Show N Shine and Riverina Vintage Machinery Rally.

Conveniently held in the past on the Ned Kelly Letter Event weekend the event will stand alone this year after the Letter Event postponement.

And the organising committee is looking forward to what they are predicting to be a bumper event.

Among those preparing for the event is organiser Colin Sweeney.

‘‘The Show N Shine used to run in conjunction with the Letter Event.

‘‘As that has been postponed we decided to run the Car Show and Tractor Trek as a stand alone event.’’

Mr Sweeney said with the Ned Kelly focus all the town’s attractions will be open for business.

‘‘Ned Kelly attractions including The Willows, the Bolt and Post Office will be open.

‘‘And all tourism houses will be open, including the Bank Museum and the Blacksmiths and the Mini Rail will also be running.

‘‘The NSW Fire Brigade will also be doing a full demonstration of a Car Rescue in the Mini Rail precinct.’’

And as an added bonus Mr Sweeney said the event will feature a display on the History of Road Transport.

‘‘The display will feature transport from the 1920s to a brand new Kenworth Prime Mover.

‘‘The idea is to show how transport has progressed over the years.’’

Mr Sweeney said that both major transport franchises Kenworth and Mac have come on board with the event.

‘‘Kenworth are very excited and they are sending a team up for the event.’’

The Jerilderie Tidy Towns Ned Kelly Show N Shine and Riverina Vintage Machinery Rally will be held on Saturday, February 8.

The Show N Shine will commence at 10.30am at the historic Willows located in Powell St Jerilderie, while the Vintage Machinery Rally will begin at 8.30am with a Tractor Trek.

Mr Sweeney said the Show N Shine will feature static displays of all vehicle including; vintage, veteran, classic, modified hot rods and motorbikes.

And the Vintage Machinery Rally will feature a Tractor Trek and memorabilia displays.

‘‘Hopefully there will be a lot of interest from the trucking fraternity,’’ Mr Sweeney said.

‘‘We have already had quiet a lot of interest with local clubs, we just need to get people on board to support the day.’’

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