Historic tractor treks into town with health message

PROMOTING HEALTH: Ron Bywaters and Alicia Horton with the tractor during its brief stopover in Bathurst on Wednesday.

PROMOTING HEALTH: Ron Bywaters and Alicia Horton with the tractor during its brief stopover in Bathurst on Wednesday.

AN historic Chamberlain tractor made its way into Bathurst on Wednesday as part of a 57-day tour across Australia.

The replica tractor is re-enacting the Redex To Repco car trials held in the1960s.

The original Chamberlain went around Australia in 19 days, rescuing trial drivers who got bogged.

Sixty years on the replica tractor is travelling around the country with a crew that includes one of the original drivers from 60 years ago Ron Bywaters.

But rather then rescuing bogged drivers, the tractor, along with it’s crew is encouraging people to look after their health.

Mr Bywaters said this time the purpose of the tour is to talk to people about the importance of regular health checks in preventing diseases like cancer.

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