SOUTHLAND FLYWHEELERS SHOW REPORT

By Staff

Rt. 1, Box 37, Madison, Alabama 35758.

The Southland Flywheelers had another successful show in 1990.
This was our fifth annual show and we are continuing to grow in the
number of exhibitors and public attendance.

In fact we had so many people there on Saturday, August 11, that
we outgrew seven acres of showgrounds.

We are a non-profit club and we do not charge for attendance or
set-up fees. Our club has two wash pots that we use for donations.
The flea market vendors are very successful in peddling their
wares. They are also cheerful with their donations.

Our club enjoys hosting a show of this type where people can
come together and have a good time. Our club’s featured engine
this year was the huge two cylinder, 100 HP upright crude oil
engine made by the Continental Gin Company of Birmingham, Alabama.
See story in the August issue titled ‘Not One, Not Two, But
Three,’ by Burton Marsh. This engine was a real crowd
pleaser.

The count on the Saturday activities was: 101 exhibitors, 22
flea market vendors, one blacksmith selling his wares, 235 gas
engines, 27 tractors, five garden tractors and one 16 foot trailer
of pedal cars, tractors and fire trucks.

The Southland Flywheelers has 182 members and we thank the
surrounding clubs for their support. We have moved to a larger
showground for 1991 with hopes of continued growth.

If you need more information about our club please call Wayne
Tribble 205-232-6248 or Mike Thomas 205-233-2846.

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