UAW Local No. 662’s Fifth Annual Show

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Chairman 2025 Hillcrest Drive Anderson, Indiana 46012

Different types of food were enjoyed. Sandwiches, a fish fry,
and of course the delicious smell of barbecued pork chops and
chicken being cooked out on an open pit had people in line
practically all day long.

The first steam engine to be in operation at our show was
exhibited by Russell Merrell, Local 662 retired member. One of the
few Indiana tractors that was made in Anderson was shown by Joe
McClain. This is a real museum piece!

Ethol Andrew, Al Gardner and Bob Rhea organized different
activities for the tractor exhibitors to compete in. Everyone
enjoyed demonstrating their skills.

Dick Slinger created a lot of excitement when he pulled in on
his beautiful maroon-colored motorcycle, pulling his gas engine
exhibit on a trailer, all the way from Cookeville,

Tennessee. Also, Jack Miller had all the children as well as the
adults captivated by his antique bicycles, and his expertise in
riding them.

Early Sunday morning the UAW provided and served a complimentary
breakfast to ninety hungry engine and tractor exhibitors, to show
their appreciation to the collectors for sharing their valued
restored pieces.

‘Third time is the charm,’ laughed Walt Ritenburg,
of  UAW Local 699, from Oakley Michigan, after winning the
traveler’s trophy for bringing his 1939 Avery tractor 266 miles
to participate. Richard Smith, a farmer from Piedmont, Missouri,
received the traveler’s trophy for bringing a trailer full of
gas engines 475 miles.

This show is a museum in action! Thanks to everyone for
attending!

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