2025 Hillcrest Drive Anderson, Indiana 46012
Beautiful weather, great people, interesting exhibits, and delicious food, all combined together to help celebrate UAW Local 662's annual Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show, in Anderson, Indiana.
The show was held June 3-5. Excitement was in the air on Friday, as the mighty tractors and gas engines began to decorate the grounds. Flea market vendors were displaying their wares, as were the craft show participants. The tantalizing aroma of food filled the air, as the annual fish fry served hundreds of dinners.
Saturday, a rainbow of color, and a symphony of sound existed at the show. The 'Desert Sunset and Flambeau Red' colors of the massive J. I. Case tractors sparkled in the bright Hoosier sun, along with the delicate sun catchers of flea market vendor Cindy Kreegar of Eufaula, Alabama. The ever so whimsical chugging of the gas engines outside could be heard in the distance on the inside, where members of the Spring Valley Quilt Guild ever so patiently took the painstaking stitches at the quilting bee.
This year nine states and Canada were represented at the show. Fifty union locals were registered. There were 87 tractors and 234 gas engines exhibited.
Roger Egolf of Fort Wayne, Indiana, won the People's Choice Award for the gas engines. Ken Parks (Mr. Ranger), of the Mounds State Park in Anderson, won the People's Choice Award for the tractors. Jay and J. R. Gyger of Lebanon, Indiana, won special recognition with nine Case tractor entries. What a beautiful exhibit!
This year's show was very special indeed. Our featured product lines were J. I. Case tractors and equipment, and Associated and Galloway gas engines. This also marked the tenth year anniversary of the show. A special photo was taken to commemorate all of those people who have participated all ten years. Morris Titus, chairman and founder of the show, thanked all who have participated and all who have worked so diligently to make this show one of the best.
It was so good to see all of the previous participants again, and it was nice to welcome all of the new ones. A great time was had by everyone, and we thank all who attended.
We would like to extend an invitation to next year's show. It will be held June 2-4, 1995. Our featured lines will be Allis Chalmers tractors and equipment, and Indiana-built gas engines. So mark your calendars, and make plans to attend the show where old friends and new friends meet!