Today the following advice has been received from the 2021 NHMA National Rally Committee:
'The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club regret to advise that due to the ongoing and volatile COVID-19 situation we have made the decision to cancel the 2021 National Historical Machinery Association Rally. President of the CVAMC, Brian Jones, said “This was not an easy decision as many people have been looking forward to the Rally, including ourselves. However, the safety of our volunteers, exhibitors and visitors is of highest importance so we do not feel it appropriate to proceed with the event given the current COVID-19 situation.”
The Rally was set to be held at the Australian Rural Education Centre in Mudgee, NSW, in April 2021. CVAMC and AREC hosted the NHMA Rally back in 2013 and it was very successful and a great event for the Region. Any exhibitors that have already booked and paid will receive a full refund in the coming weeks. All interested parties will receive communication via email shortly. When a new date for the Rally is confirmed it will be posted on the CVAMC web site (cvamc.com.au).'
The NHMA Committee of Management will now commence negotiations with the Cudgegong Valley Club regarding the possibility of the club hosting the Rally at a future date. It is hoped that further information can be supplied to member clubs by the end of this month.