|USA Antique & Vintage Machinery Tour
This is the 15th Vintage Machinery Collectors and Restorers Tour that we have operated and our fourth to USA. We have included attraction considered to be the best in the USA by our previous tour guests. ... plus a wide variety of additional attractions in Chicago, Washington DC, New York and in smaller towns like Scranton, Pittsburgh, Auburn, Dearborn, Moline and Amana.
Departure : August 2018
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This tour can not be purchased via any third party travel agent.
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This will be the fourth tour we have operated to USA for restorers and collectors of antique. We include vintage machinery, tractors, trucks, cars, industrial and farming equipment, stationary engines, steam trains as well as the John Deere assembly plant.
Two of the biggest antique and vintage rallies in USA are included in this tour.
The Tri State Gas Engine & Tractor Show in Indiana .. and The Midwest Old Threshers Reunion at Mt.Pleasant, Iowa.
AND ... along the way, machinery club members will once again be inviting you to visit their private collections, club premises and homes. On our previous tours Americans from all walks of life have offered us truly welcoming and generous hospitality.
At each rally you will have the opportunity to see craft exhibits, go shopping for rare collectibles, listen to live country music entertainment and enjoy a wide variety of local specialty food.
Wide variety of antique, vintage and new machinery
You will see some of America's finest examples of vintage cars, antique tractors and a modern assembly plant on this tour.
We also plan to meet with local club members, visit Transport Museums, Railway Museums and private collections.
America On Wheels Auto Museum, National Air & Space Museum in The Smithsonian, Coolspring Power Museum, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum and Studebaker Museum are all included in this tour.
Visit the John Deere Historic Site, Assembly Factory and Collectors Center, Steamtown USA, as well as The Henry Ford Museum.
Scenic wonders and cultural attractions
We will also include attractions and locations that will also appeal to accompanying partners.
Greenfield Village, Copshaholm (Joseph Oliver's mansion) and Tippecanoe Place (Clement Studebaker's Mansion) will be visited.
Scenic wonders and "must see" places you will see include the famous monuments in Washington DC as well as the Air & Space Museum at The Smithsonian Institute, the rolling farmlands of the Midwest, Statue of Liberty and New York city sights.
The Amish community of Amana will also introduce you to a completely different way of life.
Transport and Accommodation
Accommodation has been selected as close as possible to all the scheduled attractions and varies from quality hotels in big cities to the best available accommodation in rural locations and small country towns.
Touring will be by private luxury charter coach with ample spare seats for better viewing and comfort. Breakfasts are included daily with dinners provided on various nights, in selected restaurants.
If you are a single traveller and would like us to find a rooming companion for this tour ... tell us now.
Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Show
This is arguably the biggest machinery rally in America, so we include 2 days and one evening here for you to get right in amongst it all. Here you can follow your own personal interests, mingle with the local collectors and restorers, meet quilters and crafters, listen to live country music or watch the continually changing events in the main arena.
You can be assured of seeing many famous brands and rare machinery on display and working.
Antique tractors, vintage machinery, gas engines, steam engines, stationary engines, traction engines, working models, spare parts, badges, name plates, farm equipment, showman's engines and trucks are all featured. Here too, you will find books, crafts, entertainment, demonstrations and food.
Midwest Old Threshers Reunion
Covering more than 180 acres, this event is certainly one of the biggest of it's kind in USA. Around 115,000 visitors each year attend this 5 day program.
Here you have 2 days to enjoy historical exhibits include operating steam and gas engines, antique tractors, cars and trucks, electric trolleys, a steam train, an 1894 steam carousel, a Log Village – where costumed interpreters help visitors experience life as it was in the 1850s, horse-powered activities such as threshing and transportation of visitors.
We can even arrange for one of our tour members to drive a tractor in The Grand Parade.
All types of entertainment take place, with free live music in five different locations on the grounds and top name country entertainers performing in front of the grandstand in the evening.
In several locations on the grounds crafts and antiques are sold and crafters demonstrate their skills.
People from all countries are welcome to join us. Though most of our guests are from Australia and New Zealand, we are often joined by people from UK, South Africa, Europe and New Guinea. This tour is conducted only in English only and our guide is a local with a personal interest in vintage machinery and American history.
If you would like to join us, we can either include your air ticket from Australia or you can just join the Land Only part of the tour and arrange your own flights through your favourite airline.
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