THE Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally is one of those great Australian experiences that make the Melbourne Cup break a great time to go out an enjoy the country.
More than 3000 people flocked to the tiny hamlet 50km west of Ballarat over the weekend for the 112th running of the rally, which is held twice a year.
Organising committee member Warren Harris said it was a tradition that had been passed on through three generations in the community.
“We’ve got 65 sheds on site which are all either privately owned or owned by the club,” he said.
“In all we’ve got over 100 pieces of steam equipment, old trucks and heaps of other items.
“We had about 1500 come through on Saturday and we’ve got something similar today (Sunday). We’re rapt it wasn’t Friday, we would have been blown away, but the weather has looked after us.”
Mr Harris said the theme of this rally was `Old time road making’ with graders and steam rollers among the special items on display throughout the weekend.
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