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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Beach Tractor


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Tucked away midst all the holiday campers at Dromana beach, Mornington Peninsula is this red tractor.
Since the early 20th century, it has been like a mascot of the Mornington Peninsula Power Boat Club.
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Ruby Tuesday meme
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Some things may be old
Yet grease and oil and fresh paint
Revitalises
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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17 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Why are so many tractors red? Thanks for sharing.

Mirage said...

BEautiful red tractors!

ilanadavita; So we got red stuff for today! :D

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Well, a red tractor would certainly show up well on the beach. ;-)

shutterhappyjenn said...

I sure would want to take a ride on that one! Looks like a cute vehicle.

Mine is here. Good morning!

Carletta said...

What a wonderful old tractor!
So much more interesting than the new fancy models.
A great red or Ruby Tuesday.

Ralph said...

There is classic tractor look, where style was added to this workhorse. Unlike today where style is functional, minus the curves. Older definitely looks better!

Lisa said...

Red tractors always remind me of little boys, playing outside. Great photos!

Felisol said...

I adore it, when old collectibles are taken care of like this.
To be a people with a future, we also have to take care of our past.

The comforting sound of the tractors in the fields. The good earth is being cultivated and our future is secured.

From Felisol

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is a very cool old truck that someone takes a lot of care with.

Happy RT!

Dora said...

Looks quite huge. Its size comparable to that car. Happy RT.

My RT posts: CNY Special - II and It Meows #17.

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE Red Tractors! My Dad had one when I was a child.

splummer said...

Hi!
That's a beautiful old tractor! My grandpa had one like that. He would give us a ride every once in awhile! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

that looks like the sports car of tractors!!

Arlene said...

nice colored tractors. wish i can ride one someday.

happy RT!

storyteller said...

I don't know that I've ever SEEN a red tractor before! Well done ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Jim said...

Hi Gemma, I like your tractor. Some place on my blog I have a few tractors, mostly toy ones.
Happy RT!
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Oh yes, after a long absence I did an RT myself this week.
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napaboaniya said...

Tractors and fire engines are both red, I wonder why are most of these heavy vehicles mostly red.
But they're lovely in red!! :)

Sorry I've been late on comments. Been a hectic week :P

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