Lower Arkansas Valley Antique Power and Equipment Show

By Staff
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1916 Waterloo Boy owned by Walt Staack, pulled in the parade by Ken Haas and his 1936 JD 'D.'
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1, 3,6, and 10 HP 'M' McCormicks mounted on Bobtail truck, owned by Victor Horner, at the Lower Arkansas Valley Show.
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Bob Seibert's 2V5 HP Emerson Brantingham.
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1927 Chevy 1 ton vegetable truck owned by Al Robinson.

801 W. Park, Lamar, Colorado 81052.

Wow, what a day! The Third Annual Lower Arkansas Valley Antique
Power and Equipment Show, and the S.E. Colorado All Class Auto
Club, held their show May 19, 1990 at the Lamar Community College
parking lot, Lamar, Colorado. The show, still a ‘baby’ as
shows go, grows every year. Held in conjunction with the Annual
Lamar Day Celebration, it’s sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of

The day is kicked off with a two mile parade down Main Street,
which is always enjoyed by a large crowd. There were approximately
40 antique cars and trucks, and 50 tractors in the parade.

Following the parade, the show at the college parking lot was
also enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd. There was a wide variety of
size, shape, and color. Something for everyone. This year’s
highlights included: 1931 JD ‘GP’ owned by Chet Akers; 1916
Waterloo Boy, Walt Staack; 1937 JD ‘D’ on full steel, Don
Mayes; 1953 JD ‘AR’, Dean Hornbaker. Other tractors
included Massey Harris, Oliver, Farmall, Allis Chalmers, Case and
Caterpillar crawler.

Engine highlights included: 4 HP Cushman owned by Ed Adams; 2V2
HP Emerson-Brantingham and 7 HP Hercules, Bob Seibert; 1? HP 1912
Simplicity, Glen Torbitt. Everyone’s favorite was 1VS, 3, 6,
and 10 HP ‘M’ McCormicks mounted on a Bobtail truck, owned
by Vic Homer. There was also a good selection of John Deere, IHC,
Maytag and Johnson washing machine engines, Stover, Sattley, Briggs
& Stratton, F-M Eclipse, and model engines.

Antique car highlights included: 1927 Chevy 1 ton vegetable
truck owned by Al Robinson; 1929 Ford ‘A’ pickup, Ray
Hayes; 1937 Ford sedan, Dennis Buhrer; 1946 Federal cattle truck,
Heath & Turpin; 1942 Chevy fire truck, Lamar Fire Department.
Many other makes were represented, including Chevy, Ford, Plymouth,
Hudson, Studebaker, and Cadillac.

Afternoon activities included several slow and fast tractor
races, poker runs, and cranking contest. Ladies enjoyed a rolling
pin throwing contest, and the kids had several games of tug-of-war
and hay scramble.

The evening was capped off with a ‘sloppy joe’ supper at
our home. It’s a good time to relax, visit old friends and meet
new ones. We got down to serious horse trading, and before the
evening was over we’d planned the 1991 show, which will be held
May 18.

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