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Sunday 2nd of March 2014 - Monthly Cruise – Dardanup

We gather in the carpark of the Cockburn Gate Shopping Centre near the Gate Bar & Bistro (Click here to view a map) at 9:00 and depart 9:30am sharp for a 153 km cruise led by Simon Corston to the Dardanup Heritage Park for the “Gary Brookes Memorial Day”(see http://www.dardanupheritagepark.com.au/Attractions).

Gary Brookes was one of life's great achievers. After working for some years in the timber and road transport industries he started "Brookes Transport" in 1977 with just one truck. This company was destined to become one of the largest family owned transport groups in WA before being sold in 2008.

Gary Brookes' passion for collecting old machinery led to the establishment of the Dardanup Heritage Park with one of Australia’s finest collections of heritage items from our pioneering past. This collection has to be seen to be believed with a 1903 Marshall Traction Engine, Shed full of Tangey Engines including 50 & 100 hp, Wagons and Horse drawn Equipment, over 100 Restored Tractors and Bulldozers including an extensive collection of internationals from W12 to TD24, Caterpillars, Massey Ferguson, Case, Fordsons, Chamberlains, Lanz, Euclid TC12 and many others. Small and Large Engines including 500KVA Crosley Generator. Sawmill powered by an 1896 Marshall Steam Engine and replica Mill Settlement. Vast array of agricultural implements, Nodwell SnowCat, Dennis and other Fire Trucks, Logging Equipment including Arches and Whim, Gemstone Collection, Household Memorabilia, Entire Military Hall complete with Bombs, Missiles, Weapons and more. There is over 6,500sq/m of buildings.

Once a year on the Gary Brookes Memorial Day the park comes alive as all the machinery comes out of the sheds…