Crank, boom, diesel fume: Rusty Iron Rally | PHOTOS, VIDEOS

ON FATHERS’ Day the men from across the Mid North Coast came out of their sheds to gather, tell stories, and show off their projects at the Rusty Iron Rally at the Macksville Showground.

Tractors, small engines, trucks, cars and motorcylces – from the restored to the works in progress – chugged, roared and occasionally stopped altogether at this annual gathering for those keen on antique machinery.

The crowd numbered several hundred, from grey haired grandads and old cockies to young bucks barely old enough to reach the pedals but skilled enough to drive a tractor.

Another perfect day.