View of 6 HP Ohio engine owned by Don Crawford of Mebane, NC.
Sec. 1594 Wolf Island Road, Reidsville, North Carolina 27320
The Antique Engine Association of Reidsville, North Carolina, held its 19th annual show, at the club show-grounds located on Highway 158 East, on April 28-29, 2000.
The 200-plus exhibitors displayed a wide variety of engines and tractors. There was a big selection of 'big boy toys' as always. The Reidsville Show is one of the first shows in the area for the season, and most of the exhibits have been freshly painted and show very few 'show scars.'
The show featured a working saw mill, shingle mill, wood saw, wood splitting, corn mill, handle lathe, steam engine, and a 120 HP Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine. All of the exhibits are operated by the 80-plus club members each hour during the day. A concession stand is operated by wives of the members and provides a wide variety of food for everyone. A kiddie train built by members provides rides for the youngsters during the show. Over one hundred tractors, dozers and 'big boy toys' up the midday parade of power.
Country and bluegrass bands provide entertainment for the spectators on Saturday. No admission is charged.
Thanks to everyone who participated. Come see us again in 2001. The show dates this year are April 27-28, 2001.