Pres. Quinebaug Valley Engineers 1571 Glasgo Road Voluntown,
On July 16 and 17, 1994, the Quinebaug Valley Engineers, Branch
5 of Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association exhibited
stationary engines and tractors at the 1994 Eastern Connecticut
Chamber of Commerce Auto Auction/Exchange &. Show. Along with
club exhibits, Saturday featured an auction, antique truck show,
muscle cars, hot rods, and antique motorcycles.
Our tractor parade with about 40 tractors, arranged and narrated
by Mark Maikshilo, highlighted the day. As usual, the engines,
tractors, models, steam engines and antique bicycles drew a lot of
Pennzoil and Foxwoods Casino displayed race cars both days which
appealed to many of the spectators. The show’s huge flea market
of approximately 250 vendors was excellent and sold everything from
car and truck parts, gas engines, mags, carburetors to antiques.
Anything from new to old could be found.
Incidentally, the food court was fantastic!
Sunday’s show registered a record 600 cars. The field was
packed and people were elbow to elbow. Heavy crowds most certainly
exceeded 1993’s 23,000 attendance figure. Of course, I feel
that widespread distribution of our ad in the Steam and Gas Show
Directory also helped to boost attendance.
I would like to thank all who made this year’s show possible
and all who worked at the club table. A special thank you to Herb
and Grant for running my Mogul. My gratitude to Dennis Yaworski and
James Yaworski II for the two Averys and the Rumely from the Haul
of Fame Antique Vehicles, Canterbury, Connecticut. The two Averys,
run by Harold and Gene, took first place in the People’s Choice
Awards for tractors and Martin Peterson’s New Way took first
place for the engines. A gigantic thank you to Denise’s Video
for letting us use her excellent tape in advertising this
year’s show. We cannot wait to see her 1994 tape.
Next year will be our 10th year. Expect a few surprises!