ANTIQUE GAS ENGINE AND TRACTOR SHOW

By Staff
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1713 E. Walnut Enid, Oklahoma 73701

Despite the fact that we had a week of heavy rains and washed
out highways, we had our second annual gathering of our Antique Gas
Engine and Tractor Show at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Under
clearing skies and on wet grounds, we had our show on October 4,
1986.

We had trailer loads of small engines arrive along with two gas
tractors. A good looking and well built scaled Case steam tractor
owned and built by James Hajek of Route 3, Medford, Oklahoma
arrived in plenty of time to steam up and be a popular attraction.
Frank King of Moore, Oklahoma brought his homemade vehicle he calls
his ‘Putt-Putt’. John Coughlin of Kingfisher, Oklahoma
brought his homemade tractor he is building around a McCormick
Deering model LB 3-5 HP engine. Everyone’s efforts to make it
to this show after such a week of bad weather were appreciated.

Our shows here are usually small one day events. All of us
attending the shows are old iron enthusiasts from the area and most
of us either know one another or are at least acquainted. With
conditions such as these, we all have a big party and really enjoy
the day. I guess it is a lot like a club meeting with the public
invited.

Frank King and his Putt-Putt would be a big competitor in
complex and sophisticated vehicles built by one man. This vehicle
is powered by a modified 3 HP John Deere Model E engine with an
air-conditioned cab and a sound system. Frank attracts a lot of
attention at shows with his Putt-Putt and he enjoys showing it off
at all the area shows he can make it to. He, like most old iron
people is interesting to get acquainted with.

This ended our small show for 1986. Hopefully, weather
conditions will be better for our 1987 show.

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