TRIO: Ryan, Nick and Cooper Scholl of Gatton check out the tractors before the 2018 Tractor Trek got going.
TRIO: Ryan, Nick and Cooper Scholl of Gatton check out the tractors before the 2018 Tractor Trek got going. Lachlan McIvor

Tractors tackle 153km trek

FOR those who took part in the 2018 Lockyer Antique Motor Association Tractor Trek, it was more about the journey than the destination.

More than 60 drivers and their passengers took on the 153km route around the region on back roads and through paddocks across the weekend.

Organiser Des Poole, who has been involved in 13 of the 20 treks to be held by the Gatton club, said many of the participants might not be using their tractors regularly in the field anymore but they were quickly dusted off for the annual event.

Drivers average a speed of around 20km/h during the trek.

"It's just a social get-together,” Mr Poole said.

"There's more enjoyment meeting the people rather than driving the tractors.

"There's a lot of people around retirement age (who get involved). It's a big day for them. It doesn't matter where you go, they turn up.”


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Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

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Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

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UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

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