Antique Engine, Tractor and Toy Club, Inc. Show

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 Sec.RD#l, Box 385, Pine St. Slatington, Pennsylvania 18080

Our Club Show was held June 1, 2, 1991 at Kempton, Pennsylvania. Several new things were in evidence this year: music on Sunday afternoon by the Rhinelander's Strolling Band, new tractor activities, and a new show chairman, past president Mel Riehl.

There was more of everything more flea market vendors, more engines, more tractors, more pedal pull contestants, and more activities for exhibitors, of whom there were more than at any previous show. A count on Saturday at noon was made with the following numbers: Large engines, 126; small engines (under 1 HP) 55; model engines, 36; large tractors, 70; garden tractors, 18; Worthington type tractors, 8.

Also new this year was plowing in a field adjacent to the Community Center. Arrangements were made too late for the field plowing to be advertised, but hopefully, this can be done in time for next year.

Chairman Mel Riehl had lots of helpers for the show, and says thank you to not only the officers, board members, and committee people, but to everyone who helped in any way, from planning, field layout, show day activities, parking, flea market, and of course cleanup Sunday evening.

Special thanks to all the exhibitors for bringing their items and for participating in the various activities. There undoubtedly will be changes and improvements for next year's show, because it is natural to learn as we grow. One item in particular is the possibility of using a professional tractor pull sled, rather than the current system, which doesn't do the job for larger tractors. It works for 2 plow tractors, but not for the bigger 3 and 4 plow antiques. More about this and other items in future newsletters and advertisements for the 1992 show. Again, thanks to everyone, the helpers, the participants, a special note of thanks to everyone who donated baked goods for the show at Kempton, and the spectators who helped to make the show a success.

Next year's show, June 6, 7, 1992, will have as the advertised feature, the Hart Parr-Oliver tractor. So far, we have made no real effort to attract feature tractors or engines to our shows, but this year we hope to attract owners to exhibit their featured items at our show.