Babbitt, Pres. The Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association Inc.
PO Box 578 Jewett City, Connecticut 06351
On July 15 and 16,1995, The Quinebaug Valley Engineers
Association, Inc., EDGE&TA Branch 5, held their annual show at
Norwich, Connecticut, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of
the Eastern Connecticut Antique Auto Auction/Exchange & Show
sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. The show
featured a big flea market, tractors, engines, a car auction, and
trucks, cars and motorcycles.
We had good weather the week prior to the show and the Quinebaug
Valley Engineers did an excellent job getting the field ready.
Friday evening tractors started coming in, and Saturday morning
brought more tractors and lots of engines. Despite the hot
temperatures in the 90’s, we had around 85 exhibitors. To
celebrate the 10th anniversary, we had Loctite giveaways both days.
Every show car, truck, engine, tractor and motorcycle got a gallon
container of Loctite hand cleaner. Every person who paid to come
through the gate also received a Loctite product. In addition, each
exhibitor and flea market vendor received a 10th anniversary
commemorative battery bank with dash plaque. Also on Saturday they
held the tractor parade, announced by Mark Maikshilo, and it was a
big hit, as was the antique truck show and muscle car ‘flame
out’ demonstration. There were approximately 250 flea market
vendors. The auction had 40 to 50 cars. Food vendors were
everywhere. On Sunday, Dale Earnhardt’s Good wrench #3 show
car, sponsored by Mallon Chevrolet, was on display. This certainly
helped draw a lot of people to the show. There was just so much to
see and do ! All this took place on a field of 37 to 40 acres.
Again, as President of The Quinebaug Valley Engineers
Association, Inc., EDGE&TA Branch 5, I would like to extend my
thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped out and came to the
show. A special thanks to all the out-of-towners who traveled the
distance to attend and make the show such a success.