Bill Triplett's 4 1/2 HP gearless Olds.
821 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 26706
The 18th annual Crank Up of the East Tennessee Antique Engine Association was held at the farm of Jeff and Brenda Hutchings on June 9, 10, and 11, 1989. Surrounded by lands of the Cherokee National Forest, their farm is a beautiful setting for an engine show. Registered exhibitors topped 100 for the first time, and approximately 350 engines were displayed. Jeff and Brenda, their family, friends, and all the other members of the Association go an 'extra mile' to make every person feel welcome! The fine mountain air, plenty of good food provided by the Downtown Christian Church Youth Group, and the unusual variety of the engines all added together to make the kind of show experience people return for year after year.
Engine makes that were displayed included Otto, Springfield, Geiser, Backus, Foos, York, Columbus, Kane, Stickney, Evinrude, Orr & Sembower, Quincy, Int. Mogul &. Famous, Stover, G S 6k M, Domestic, Jacobsen, Bull's Eye, Temple, Badger, Watkins, Falk, Fairbanks Morse Type N, Sta-Rite, Economy, Galloway, and Wisconsin. The 1882 slide-valve Otto was started several times a day and is always a crowd pleaser! Also present were several model engines, tractors, steamers, and antique cars.
Two fine neighboring engine associations that lent their invaluable support and are always appreciated are the Smoky Mountain Engine and Tractor Association of Knoxville, Tennessee and the Carolina Flywheelers of Boone, North Carolina.
The 1990 show will be held June 8, 9, & 10, an everyone is encouraged to attend! For information, contact Jerome Christian, Show Director, Rt. 8, Box 440A, Johnson City, TN 37601, 615-928-2556 or Jeff and Brenda Hutchings, Rt. 4, Box 1645, Elizabeth-ton, TN 37643, 615-725-3992.