Oliver Green at Wapakoneta

By Staff

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The Oliver Gang, a collector’s club with members principally
from Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, was instrumental in the fine
showing of 101 Oliver tractors and other Oliver machinery at the
Wapakoneta, Ohio, show held May 26, 27, and 28, 1995. From the
small 60 standard to the giant 2655 and the models in between, the
tractors were in their show dress.

Club president Bill Gamble, assisted by his wife Margaret,
brought seven tractors. There was no shortage of enthusiasm for
Oliver collecting. Bill Campbell brought equipment all the way from
Kinmount, Ontario, Canada.

The Oliver Gang met for the banquet at 5:00 p.m. with 90 people
enjoying a fine meal and a fun time. Jim Vickroy of Lancaster,
Ohio, played and sang a song titled ‘The Oliver ’88’
which he wrote in memory of his father.

Awards were presented to Joe and Jannette Hurtle of Ohio City,
Ohio, for having the lowest membership number. Roger Blue was
thanked for sending over 50 personal letters to people inviting
them to the Wapakoneta Show. Everyone enjoyed the talk by Doug
Etzkorn, president of the Buckeye Farm Antiques, Inc. Club, which
this year sponsored their sixth annual show at Wapakoneta.

This show, although quite new, has certainly grown; this year
had over 300 tractors in addition to the Olivers. There were 239
gas engines and a good flea market. The auction has grown so much
that it had to limit articles submitted for sale. Many tractors
were included in the auction.

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