Thirtieth Anniversary East Tennessee Crank-Up


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1514 Sylvan Street Johnson City, Tennessee 37604 e-mail:

This is our 30th anniversary here at E. T. A. E. A. We expect this to be one of our biggest and best shows, so pack your bags and come on down to East Tennessee for a great three-day show.

We're located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The weather here in June is great! Our display area is partially in the shade of giant pine trees, and in the open sun. We will have plenty of good food: East Tennessee ham, beans and cornbread, and the usual city food!

In the year 2000 we had approximately 100 exhibits and probably over 200 engines. This year, 2001, we're also going to have antique tractors. We'll have engines from Maytags to 70 HP Bessemers. We have 15 HP Patton Bros., 25 HP Acme, 15 HP Oil City Boiler Works, 20 HP Superior, 30 HP sideshaft Bessemer, 10 HP Acme, 15 HP J. P. Berry, Crosley Otto HP sideshaft, 15 HP Schleicher, Schumm & Company, plus that huge 70 HP Bessemer. All these engines will be running during the show. We will also have many rare smaller engines. We will have vendors ready to buy, sell, or trade.

We have over 25 acres of show ground in the beautiful East Tennessee mountains, which is part of the Cherokee National Forest. We have good camping areas with water and electricity on site, and shower and restroom facilities on the show grounds.

Our show dates will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 7, 8, and 9. On Saturday evening everyone will be invited to go to Doe River Gorge for a train ride through some of the most beautiful mountain country in the world.

We are about six miles out of Johnson City, mile south of Highway 361, and the Laurels Recreation area on Sciota Road, and six miles north of Unicoi off Highway 107.

We would like to take this opportunity to mention our charter members on our 30th anniversary. Many 'THANKS' to these people for their contributions to the club: Geoff Hutchings, Ben Fox, Gary White, Don Hughes, Dennis Hughes, Farrell Hughes, Jerome Christian, Tom Wise, and Jim Combs.

Plan now to attend the 30th annual East Tennessee Crank-Up for a cool mountain get together with engines, tractors, collectors and their friends!

For further information you may contact: Truman Hopson, phone 423-926-1665 or 423-612-4359, e-mail gray; or Geoff Hutchings, 423-725-3992 or 423-725-3993, e-mail