Cumberland Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Association Show

By Staff
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16 HP Witte and F-12 Farmall owned by the CV organization at Twin Bridge show in August 1992.

Pres. 2390 Woodstock Road Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

The tenth annual Steam and Gas Show of the Cumberland Valley
Antique Engine and Machinery Association was held August 7, 8, 9,
1992 at Twin Bridge Show grounds, west of Chambersburg, Pa.

This was the first show to be held on our own show grounds. Just
four days before show day, we received approval of our building
plans, and permits were issued. Three days later, our first
building was under roof waiting to serve as a dining area for our
show guests.

Machinery and visitors came from many areas, including Georgia
and New Hampshire. With about 200 tractors and a similar number of
engines registered, our grounds filled rapidly. A nice flea market
and craft area were in operation during the three days. Four steam
engines added a special thrill sawing wood and running threshing
machines.

The 1992 show featured Ford tractors and equipment, so several
Fordson, N series Fords and later models were shown. Also on
display were several modern Ford tractors.

The C. V. Association owns several pieces of equipment,
including a 16 HP Witte which was sold new to a local farmer. This
engine performed flawlessly on the ensilage cutter.

Daily parades and kiddies’ pedal tractor pulls enchanted the
younger and older folks. Saturday and Sunday’s parades lasted
over an hour, and included gas tractors, steam engines, a Conestoga
wagon and a few antique cars. Friday evening exhibitors brought
their tractors to the ‘Just For Fun’ tractor pull. Saturday
night saw many lucky bidders at the annual consignment auction.

We thank the many exhibitors who brought their machinery and
those who came to look and enjoy. Join us again next year and bring
your friends. We will feature John Deere tractors and equipment
August 13-15, 1993.

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