Chairman Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show /> 2025
Hillcrest Dr. Anderson, Indiana 46012
Unique, unusual, and ‘I’ve never seen that before’
were comments that could be heard at the 7th Annual UAW Local 662
Gas Engine and Tractor Show that was held May 31-June 2, 1991, in
Anderson, Indiana. There were 121 vintage tractors, 211 gas
engines, farm toys, country music, handmade crafts, flea markets,
antiques of many kinds, and ‘great people,’ all of which
helped to make this year’s event a great show!
This year’s show featured Minneapolis Moline tractors and
equipment. Moline exhibitors from five states shared their vintage
equipment. Everett Kuester from Valders, Wisconsin won the
Traveler’s Trophy, traveling 350 miles to exhibit his MM Avery
Another unique exhibit was a 1941 Minneapolis Moline Jeep owned
by Ernest Weissert from Bourbon, Indiana. This Jeep was built for
the U.S. Navy for use during World War II. These vehicles were used
mainly as aircraft movers, and were the original Jeeps.
Don Kingin of McCordsville, Indiana exhibited his restored 1938
Minneapolis Moline UDLX. Pendleton, Indiana residents Rex and Dale
Mercer exhibited their fine collection of Moline tractors.
Several contests were held for the tractor exhibitors. Among
them were a wagon backing contest, a quick start, an obstacle
course, a blind race, and a slow race. The talented winners were
Tom Owens, Tom Dellinger, Tim Gellinger, Kent Parks, Tony Alford,
John Pearson, and Richard Moore. These fellows really know how to
operate their equipment.
Of special interest was Dan and Barb Davis’ ‘Anderson
Museum.’ This exhibit shows many products that have been
manufactured in Anderson and other memorabilia pertaining to the
On Friday and Saturday, it was exciting to see the trailer loads
of gas engines being pulled into our show. What a sight! And of
course, it is exciting to see our old friend Dick Sliger from
Cookeville, Tennessee, cruising in on his motorcycle, pulling his
gas engines. Third time’s the charm. This year he got the
Traveler’s Trophy, for bringing his gas engine over 350
Our huge craft and flea market show also opened for a weekend of
great finds and buys! Linda Shaffer and Dell Huhn displayed their
unique talent of spinning wool into yarn, and the Spring Valley
Quilting Guild shared their quilting heritage.
The White River Folk and Bluegrass Club provided a music
festival Saturday. This is always a very popular event that is
enjoyed by everyone.
People from 14 states representing 49 locals shared in the fun.
Next year’s show will feature International tractors, gas
engines and equipment. Start getting the ‘red’ shined up
guys! So you will be able to share in the fun-filled event, mark
your calendar for June 5-7,1992, next year’s show dates- where
old friends and new friends meet.