Gidgegannup Show: tractor enthusiast preparing vintage Fergusn TEF diesel for display


Picture: Bruce Hunt
Picture: Bruce Hunt

TRACTOR enthusiast Willie Young is pictured preparing one of his tractors for display at the 70th Gidgegannup Show next weekend.

He plans to exhibit six of his lovingly restored tractors including this 70-year-old Ferguson TEF 20 diesel to coincide with the show’s anniversary.

The 75-year-old farmer’s son from Scotland, who lives in Lesmurdie, became involved with tractor restoration by chance, long after his father sold the farm.

He asked his brother while in the country to look out for a bit of farming memorabilia to put in his front garden as an ornament.

To his surprise, a rusty run-down tractor appeared in his driveway.

That was sixteen years ago and since then he has restored eleven others including another ancient Ferguson his son gave him on his 60th birthday.

The show, from 9am to 7pm on Saturday, October 29, will include displays of art, craft, wines and other attractions in the main hall and pavilion with cattle, goats and poultry in the animal pavilions

There will also be live entertainment throughout the day.

For more details, visit gidgegannup.info/community/show.htm.