511 Graffway Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Delameter’s Old Time Thrashing Bee was held August 22 and
23, 1986. Several new items and events surfaced for a good show by
New was the small Crawler tractor pulling contest. Can you
believe a 2-cylinder John Deere walked off with it?
Also new, a chain saw contest, cutting against a stop watch.
Untreated railroad ties were the item to be cut. Cuts down through
and back up through the tie got down to 4.10 seconds for stock
chain saws. Now that is throwing the saw dust!
Also new to the show, Charlie McPheeters and his Belgian pulling
horses demonstrating the walking plow our forefathers used.
The shine and amazement in the eyes of young people present was
worth all the effort put out by us all to make the show
One unscheduled event was the flight Charlie took over the plow
handles to land face down in the plowed field when the clevis broke
between the double tree and plow beam. Luckily he wasn’t hurt.
Quite a show, Charlie.
By the time this is printed, George and Dorothy Delameter will
have travelled to Raymondville, Texas, to retrieve a load of (3) G
Allis Chalmers and several flats of parts my son found sitting on
the back lot of a dealer this summer. 2,000 miles round trip, but
worth it to a collector of nostalgia.
The accompanying pictures show some of this year’s