Rt. 1, Box 37, Madison, Alabama 35758.
The Southland Flywheelers had another successful show in 1990. This was our fifth annual show and we are continuing to grow in the number of exhibitors and public attendance.
In fact we had so many people there on Saturday, August 11, that we outgrew seven acres of showgrounds.
We are a non-profit club and we do not charge for attendance or set-up fees. Our club has two wash pots that we use for donations. The flea market vendors are very successful in peddling their wares. They are also cheerful with their donations.
Our club enjoys hosting a show of this type where people can come together and have a good time. Our club's featured engine this year was the huge two cylinder, 100 HP upright crude oil engine made by the Continental Gin Company of Birmingham, Alabama. See story in the August issue titled 'Not One, Not Two, But Three,' by Burton Marsh. This engine was a real crowd pleaser.
The count on the Saturday activities was: 101 exhibitors, 22 flea market vendors, one blacksmith selling his wares, 235 gas engines, 27 tractors, five garden tractors and one 16 foot trailer of pedal cars, tractors and fire trucks.
The Southland Flywheelers has 182 members and we thank the surrounding clubs for their support. We have moved to a larger showground for 1991 with hopes of continued growth.
If you need more information about our club please call Wayne Tribble 205-232-6248 or Mike Thomas 205-233-2846.