Awesome day visiting huge machinery collection - New Zealand

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At last after nearly 4 years, we had another visit to an old friend's place locally - to see his tractor and machinery collection. Lloyd is now knocking on 90 years old, but is spritely enough to pass for 70. :)

Lloyd has collected these tractors and other toys over quite a long period of time, and he does like showing people around....and who doesn't like listening to engines roaring away on a Saturday afternoon?

The cars are another passion.....Lloyd normally trades his cars in every two years....although he did a bit extra this time. Decided that he probably will have his driver's licence taken off him soon (given his age) - so he went and ordered a 2020 Corvette Stingray. He has always been a GM (Holden) guy, and he has always gone for the top of the range. He recently traded his Holden W1 car (one of only 320 built - 300 for Australia, and 20 for NZ) and was given $40K more than he paid for it. He also recently traded his Holden R8 Maloo Ute on a Jaguar I-Pace 400kW electric car - and got an extra $50K on top. Decided to buy his wife a Tesla, as the Maloo was getting a bit too much attention for a near enough 90yo lady to be grocery shopping in.

Anyhoo.....we're here for the pictures....enjoy them as we enjoyed the day perusing the machinery.
Oh, and we got a shot off with homemade cannon also.....and managed not to set fire to the remaining fuse cord this time. :lol:

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This one is always a favourite - especially when catching out first-timers...... (gas tank was a bit empty to begin with). Check out Lloyd's cheeky glance to my buddy Cliff at 3:30...... :lol:

 

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And last but by no means least.....the mighty home-made cannon....



The slug made it almost all the way to the middle tree of the group of 3 in the middle of the picture. Over 200 yards.....a wooden ball will travel three times that distance.

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