Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club

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Jeff Holbrook's 22 HP Bessemer.
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Antique band saw powered by 3 HP Economy.

Route 6, Box 235, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701

The grounds at the Little Ponderosa were cleaned and most of the
hauling was done. We were ready to start our 24th annual show. The
show has gone to a three day show held the second weekend in
August.

Friday evening started out with a potluck supper about 7
o’clock with lots of good food and conversation. After potluck
was a special pull for anyone with a John Deere H, this was won by
Ralph Holbrook with George Perkovick taking second.

We also had what we think is a first. It was a gas engine
can-shooting contest which was won by yours truly with Jeff and
Greg Holbrook taking second. We hope to make this an annual
event.

We had four steamers that were running the threshing machine,
Melvin Gullickson’s sawmill and the Baker Fan.

The steamers were as follows:

22 HP Advance Rumely-owner Ken Brownell, Eau Claire;

22HP Advance Rumely-owner Dale Lunderville, Eau Claire;

65 HP Case-owner Gary Schacht, Stanley;

Minneapolis HP unknown-owner Ken Majeski, Ellsworth.

Herman Gindt also had a nice scale model Case with which he made
shingles and cut silage.

Saturday, August 8, was a slow, steady, rainy day, but it
didn’t stop the Antique Tractor Pull although it was a bit
muddy. There were a lot of entries and they were pulling well into
the evening. The gas engine lineup had many brands represented from
a 22? HP Bessemer all the way down to some real nice scale models.
 

Sunday, August 9, turned out to be a bright, sunny day. We had
church services in the morning followed by all kinds of festivities
all through the afternoon. Starting with the Parade of Power, then
the Kid’s Pedal Pull. This was followed by the cross-cut saw
competition which was won by Mick Erickson and Tim Johnson in the
men’s class. The last event of the day was the Leman’s race
which is always fun to watch.

We had a very good turnout on both Saturday and Sunday, and our
show continues to grow every year. Next year is our 25th
anniversary so we have lots of work to do, as it will be quite a
celebration. We are looking forward to it and would like to welcome
anyone who cares to attend.

A special thanks to a few people who helped make a great show:
Mike Mahnke, Bessemer, Michigan; Howard C. Tandberg, Forest Lake,
Minnesota; John Palmer, California.  

A very special thanks to Wayne Stotebury who has stepped down
after doing a super job as president the last three years. Also
thanks to everyone who was a part of this show as you’re all a
great bunch.

Hope to see you the second weekend in August of 1988. Anyone
wanting information can write me at the above address.

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