1713 E. Walnut Enid, Oklahoma 73701
We had a get together for the local gas engine and tractor enthusiasts October 5, 1985 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid, Oklahoma. The show was sponsored by George Oiler, R. D. Corley and Richard Vogt of Enid.
We had a gathering of several collectors, most of them within a 40-mile radius. The exhibits were 76 engines, 4 tractors and a small replica of a Rumely Oil Pull using a Maytag engine and lawnmower transmission built by 'Smokey' Bowles of Ames, Oklahoma. Fascinated youngsters kept the little Rumely busy all day. Reo was represented with an antique Reo fire truck and a wrecker with an excellent paint job. Another fine homebuilt tractor was built around a 2 cylinder Cushman engine built by 'Doc' Coughlan of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. The ages of our engines were from a Jack-of-all-Trades of around 1907 to the McCormick Deering LB of the early 40's.
Everyone had a good time at this one day event with perfect weather, especially one of our devoted souls, Billy Haley. Billy roaded his 1937 Model B John Deere 14 miles and near the fairgrounds met the runners of the annual Chisholm Trail Run held that morning.
Our workers for the show were our clerical staff, Mary Oiler and Esther Corley. They took care of the registration and souvenir tags during the festivities. This was our second year and we hope to get bigger and improve in years to come.