Pulling and Pushing

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Rt. 1 Box 37 Madison, Alabama 35758

The Southland Flywheeler's Club held their fifth annual Spring Crank Up and Swap Meet April 13 and 14,1991.

Here it was, the week of our show and swap meet, with rain every day and rain forecast for Saturday and Sunday. You don't know what to expect and how to plan. But come Thursday the phone started ringing and things were beginning to look up. If only the weatherman would miss the forecast.

You gentlemen with engines, tractors and related parts keep amazing me with your involvement and participation in this great hobby of antique farm machinery. The equipment starts coming in and I'm not talking just small engines but 15 HP engines. That is what I call dedication to pull this big equipment not knowing whether you will get to show it or not. We tried to get them on firm ground just in case it rained. The show must go on, and it did.

Trading was steady, with lots of parts exhibitors showing their engines and tractors. One member had been looking in other states for some side panels for a 77 Oliver, and lo and behold he found them here. You never know what might show up.

Mr. Jerry Pepper had an exhibit that he bought at an estate sale in Huntsville, Alabama that had been in storage for no telling how many years. This was a mule drawn 1909 U.S. Army World War One ambulance in mint condition. This wagon was made by Studebaker in South Bend, Indiana.

Rain came about one-thirty and the showground was like grease. Vehicles could not get any traction to get the equipment out of the showground area. This is where the pulling and pushing began. The last trailer was pulled out Sunday afternoon.

The Southland Flywheeler's Club would like to thank everyone for their efforts and dedication in making the Show and Swap Meet a success.