1989 Kempton Show


| February/March 1990



The Antique Engine, Tractor & Toy Club, Inc.

Box 385, RD#1, Pine Street, Slatington, Pennsylvania 18080

The Kempton Show put on by our club June 3 and 4 was the largest in numbers of exhibitors and public attendance. There were 135 engines, 75 tractors (both farm and garden) and 6 toy exhibits. New this year were a children's pedal pull, slowest running engine contest, tractor teeter-totter, tractor dynamometer pull and, of course, the 'slowest' tractor race. We had hoped to have a blind-folded driving contest and an adult pedal pull, but for various reasons those two events did not take place. This year, an additional $500 was spent on newspaper advertising, and the results were evident with the largest number of receipts at the parking gate. With the increased expenditures for advertising, pedal pull, fire company standby, etc., the net profit was lower, but with the relatively sound financial footing we are now on, a break-even point and enjoyment of our hobby at our own show can now be our ultimate goals.

The Worthington Club donated the steel plates used as a sled to park a tractor on to act as ballast for the dynamometer pull. Also thanks to Irvin and Arlan Seidel for making that pull sled and teeter-totter and their efforts to bring them to Kempton and load them back up for the trip home. Also it was discovered that several of our members have personal tachometers which were used in the slowest running engine contest, and in addition member Fred Schleicher donated one to our club.

Member Howard Geisinger paid the cost of rental of the amplification system as a donation.

Some of the names of winners in a few contests are as follows: long distance award for tractors was given to Roy Newmann from Rockfall, Connecticut, 235 miles, one way. John Smith with his engines from Hazlet, New Jersey, 167 miles, one way. Long distance award went to Al Diciero, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, for his toy display. Congratulations to these people for their interest and registering for these long distance awards.