Enid Antique Power

John Holden

Content Tools

1713 E. Walnut Enid, Oklahoma 73701

The 9th annual show of Enid Antique Power was held October 3, 1992 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds, Enid, Oklahoma. The weather was perfect and everyone who attended had an enjoyable day. We had a record attendance this year.

 Jackie Bryan from Perryton, Texas, displaying a fine restoration of a 1918 5 HP Hercules.  John Holden of Blackwell, Oklahoma, on his half track, one of the many homemade contrivances being seen at shows these days.

The assortment of antique equipment always includes more than tractors and engines. The 'Model T Club' is a regular show participant, and antique lawn mowers, rotor-tillers and Cushman Scooters are showing up. One of our group, E. J. Gosnell, has one of the best displays of hand tools in the area.

Jackie Bryan from Perryton, Texas, came the farthest for the one day event. Also attending was Gerald Rose from North of Garber, Oklahoma. Gerald is a real antique engine enthusiast who knows what it takes to get these old engines going. John Coughlan of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, has a big collection of pedal tractors, most of them John Deere. John is also involved with pedal tractor pulls for children. When John gets set up for his pedal tractor pulls he attracts quite a crowd. A first time exhibitor this year was Ralph Frederick of Drummond, Oklahoma. He had just recently bought a homemade Rumely and got it running during the show.

Thirty pounds of pinto beans and cornbread, kept warm at the grounds, were served during the noon hour for all participants in the show. There were a number of cooks that got together to put on the feed and a good job was done. After dinner, a meeting was called, during which a drawing was held with several prizes given out.

The King of Old Iron Award for 1992 was given to a well deserving Frank Teske of Carrier, Oklahoma. Frank's wife, Esther, and some of the family were in attendance for the award ceremony. Frank is a fine man and a well known figure among the old iron people with his blue Ford van and his corn grinder. From March to October, through Oklahoma and Kansas, Frank is apt to be seen setting up his two stroke engine and corn grinder demonstrating how it works and is sure to give the children a sample of the corn they put through the grinder themselves. Frank enjoys going to the shows in the two state area during the summer months a dedicated soul, I guess you might say.

This ended the 1992 Enid Antique Power Show. Our show is held the first Saturday of October every year. In 1993 we will try getting the local Cushman Motor Scooter Club to bring some scooters to the show, and the cornbread and beans will be served to all participants.