Arkansas Watermelon Festival

By Staff

Box 226 Karnack, TX 75661

This is a short report on the Watermelon Festival at Hope,
Arkansas. We had a large crowd of spectators and old engine fans.
We had a good turnout of engines and displays. One man brought
three wooden model hit & miss engines that ran on compressed
air. They were very nice and ran beautifully. Rick Horton had his
grist mill and other engines on his trailer. Max Gunnels had his 15
HP Fairbanks Morse and other engines on his trailer. Two members
brought original built miniature gas engines that ran beautifully.
We had our usual group of engines. I believe we had more dishpan
flywheel F-M Z engines than I ever saw at an engine show before. I
had my 1? and 5 HP Economy, 1? JD, and 3 HP F-M Z. Several engines
were bought and sold during the meet. This engine show was put on
by the Rusty Wheels Old Engine Club. I hope someone else sends a
better report than I made.

I am trying to start a new engine club in the east Texas area. I
would like to hear from anyone wishing to join up.

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