1713 E. Walnut Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Despite the fact that we had a week of heavy rains and washed out highways, we had our second annual gathering of our Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Under clearing skies and on wet grounds, we had our show on October 4, 1986.
We had trailer loads of small engines arrive along with two gas tractors. A good looking and well built scaled Case steam tractor owned and built by James Hajek of Route 3, Medford, Oklahoma arrived in plenty of time to steam up and be a popular attraction. Frank King of Moore, Oklahoma brought his homemade vehicle he calls his 'Putt-Putt'. John Coughlin of Kingfisher, Oklahoma brought his homemade tractor he is building around a McCormick Deering model LB 3-5 HP engine. Everyone's efforts to make it to this show after such a week of bad weather were appreciated.
Our shows here are usually small one day events. All of us attending the shows are old iron enthusiasts from the area and most of us either know one another or are at least acquainted. With conditions such as these, we all have a big party and really enjoy the day. I guess it is a lot like a club meeting with the public invited.
Frank King and his Putt-Putt would be a big competitor in complex and sophisticated vehicles built by one man. This vehicle is powered by a modified 3 HP John Deere Model E engine with an air-conditioned cab and a sound system. Frank attracts a lot of attention at shows with his Putt-Putt and he enjoys showing it off at all the area shows he can make it to. He, like most old iron people is interesting to get acquainted with.
This ended our small show for 1986. Hopefully, weather conditions will be better for our 1987 show.