First Buckeye Show

5 HP New Holland

Doug Etzkorn's 5 HP New Holland.

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Sec.-Treas. Buckeye Farm Antiques, Inc. RR#3, Box l73 Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.

The first annual Buckeye Farm Antiques, Inc. Show, which was held on May 26 & 27, was quite a success. Although we had rain all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday turned out to be nice days. We had 106 tractors, 80 gas engines, one large and one small steam engine plus other farm related items on display.

The feature tractor was Elvin Eyler's rare Harshman tractor that was made in nearby Cridersville, Ohio. Also of note in the tractor display was Wendell Stahler's rare GMC Samson Sieve Grip tractor.

Of note in the engine display was club president Doug Etzkorn's 5 HP New Holland gas engine. Also on display was a Buckeye and a St. Mary's gas engine.

Several displays and demonstrations were held on Saturday and Sunday. We had corn shelling, grinding of feed, and sawing of logs with Ed Broyles' 4 and 5 HP Ottawa log saws, along with an operating sawmill.

The two featured events on Saturday were an auction and a lumber jack show with contests in accuracy in axe throwing and time in sawing of logs.

The show's main event was a tractor pull held on Sunday with approximately 60 tractors participating. The winners were: Bill Hursh, Peter Oen, Adrian Egbert, Jeff Craig, Ken Craig, Lisa Baker, Gary Schmerge and Leonard Schmerge.

Plans for next year's show which will be held on May 25 & 26, 1991, are now being set. The club would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in this year's show and would like to welcome everybody to come to next year's show.