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    About Us


    The Mid-Wales Vintage Machinery Club is a vibrant and passionate community dedicated to the preservation and celebration of vintage machinery in the heart of Wales. Founded on a shared love for vintage agricultural and industrial equipment, the club has grown into a close-knit community of enthusiasts, historians, and collectors who are committed to keeping the past alive. This page delves into the rich history, activities, and significance of the Mid-Wales Vintage Machinery Club.

    History and Origins

    The club’s roots can be traced back to 1977 when a group of like-minded individuals from the picturesque region of Mid-Wales came together to celebrate their shared interest in vintage machinery. Their initial gatherings were modest, but their passion for preserving the region’s agricultural and industrial heritage quickly gained momentum. By 1984, the Mid-Wales Vintage Machinery Club (MWVMC) was formally incorporated, and it has been thriving ever since.

    Club member Chris Brooks at the Caersws Vintage Rally 2023 whilst driving his Case Model C tractor | © MWVMC / G17

    Preserving the Past

    The primary mission of the MWVMC is to preserve and maintain vintage machinery, ensuring that the mechanical marvels of yesteryears remain in working condition. Members of the club are avid collectors, and their extensive collections encompass a wide array of vintage equipment, including tractors, classic cars, steam engines, stationary engines, and agricultural implements.

    One of the most remarkable aspects of the MWVMC’s work is our commitment to restoration. Club members invest countless hours and meticulous attention to detail in bringing old and often dilapidated machines back to their former glory. This dedication ensures that these pieces of history not only survive but continue to function as a testament to the craftsmanship of bygone eras.

    Members enjoying a pleasant September afternoon Crank Up in 2022, whilst Les Williams attempts to repair a Stationary Engine | © MWVMC

    Annual Show and Events

    A highlight of the MWVMC’s calendar is our annual vintage machinery rally. This event, typically held in the lush Mid-Wales countryside, draws enthusiasts from across the country and beyond. Attendees can expect to see an impressive array of restored machinery, participate in live demonstrations, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts.

    We also host a number of exciting tractor runs throughout the year taking members to places across the region you’d never get see using a conventional car or on foot.

    Community and Fellowship

    Perhaps the most endearing aspect of the Mid-Wales Vintage Machinery Club is the strong sense of community and fellowship it fosters. Members often describe the club as an extended family, where friendships are forged over a shared passion. The club is open to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of expertise, creating a welcoming atmosphere for anyone with an interest in vintage machinery.


    The Mid-Wales Vintage Machinery Club stands as a testament to the power of shared passion and dedication in preserving our industrial and agricultural heritage. Through our tireless efforts in restoration, education, and community-building, they ensure that the mechanical marvels of the past continue to inspire and educate generations to come. As we move forward, the MWVMC remains committed to our mission of celebrating the past while laying the groundwork for a future where vintage machinery lives on.

    Becoming a Member

    The club welcomes new members, and if you are interested, we would be pleased to see you. Please click here for further details on joining the Mid Wales Vintage Machinery Club.