Antique Engine Association Inc.'s 17th Annual Show

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Secretary 1594 Wolf Island Road, Reidsville, North Carolina 27320

The Antique Engine Association of Reidsville, North Carolina, held its 17th annual show at the club show grounds located on Highway 158 East, on April 25-26, 1998.

The 200-plus exhibitors displayed a fine group of tractors and engines, along with a lot of 'big boy toys.' Since this is one of the first shows in the area for the new season, all the exhibits are freshly painted and show very few 'show scars.

'The show featured a working sawmill, shingle mill, wood saw, wood splitting, corn mill, steam engine, and a 1940 120 HP Fairbanks-Morse engine. All the exhibits are operated by the 80-plus members of the club, each hour of the show. A concession stand is operated by members' wives and provides a fine variety of food. A kiddie train built by members is on the grounds for the youngsters to ride and enjoy.

Over 100 tractors and dozers make up the midday parade of power.

Country and bluegrass bands provide entertainment for the crowds on Saturday. A church service and gospel music is featured on Sunday morning. No admission is charged for any of these events, with donations being the main source of income for the club.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Come see us again in '99. The show dates this year are April 24-25, 1999.