ENID ANTIQUE POWER

By Staff
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Kenneth Fiegel, our King of Old Iron award winner.
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Gerald Rose, a regular at our show every year.

1713 E. Walnut Enid, Oklahoma 73701

Clear skies and warm temperatures greeted the 6th Annual Gas
Engine & Tractor Show held Saturday, October 7, 1989. We all
remembered last year and being rainy and cool all day long with the
day’s events being held under a shelter.

This year’s show had good participation with a variety of
old equipment being exhibited, including our first full sized steam
traction engine from Fair-view, Oklahoma. David and Henry Martens
brought their 1912 Nichols & Shepard and had it fired up to
steam around the area during the course of the show. Along with the
usual variety of antique engines, we had an excellent assortment of
tractors and a number of Model T Fords from the area Model T Ford
enthusiasts. Two new people exhibited equipment at this year’s
show: Herman Moore with his Minneapolis-Moline Model U diesel, and
Lloyd Klassen with an F-14 McCormick-Deering, 1956 Chevrolet 1 ton
truck, and an LB Mc- Cormick- Deering engine. We look for their
return next year.

The noon hour brought a real treat. Fourteen pounds of beans
were cooked by Esther Corley, Mary Oiler, Suzanna Vogt, Gary Phipps
and Marilyn Cooper. Along with corn bread, the beans were consumed
by the exhibitors and their families, and I believe the meal was
enjoyed by everyone. The cooks did an excellent job.

Our annual King of Old Iron award was presented by George Oiler
to Kenneth Fiegel of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Kenneth is well known in
this area for restoring and preserving farm equipment of
yesteryear. He and his wife, Mary, spend many days at shows in
Kansas and Oklahoma each summer, showing and demonstrating their
equipment of years past. Next year’s well-deserved award is
nearly decided.

A drawing was held in the afternoon with items donated by local
merchants. Two toy tractors were donated by Long’s John Deere
of Enid, and West Side Feed Store donated a bird feeder and a bird
bath sprayer. Lewis Clonts and Joseph Blakely won the tractors,
with the bird feeder going to Kenneth and Mary Fiegel and the bird
bath sprayer to Gil Pralle.

The last event of the day was a very unofficial slow race for
tractors. Two runs were made. The first race turned out to be a
clutch slipping contest before some rules were made. It was,
however, a fun event and everyone had a good time.

All in all, a good time was had by all and the 6th Annual Show
was declared a success, with plans being made for October 6, 1990.
The sponsors wish to announce that the name of the show has been
changed. The show in the future will be called Enid Antique
Power.

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