Indianapolis UAW Show

Maytag Racers and Co-op/Cockshutt Tractors


| October/November 2001



Co-op/Cockshutt Tractors

Co-op/Cockshutt were the featured tractors at the UAW Tractor and Engine Show held at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Indianapolis this past June 1-2.

Cool temperatures, warm smiles, gray skies, vibrant colors, chilling wind, hearty handshakes. These were some of the experiences that were had at the UAW Tractor and Engine show held this past June 1-2 at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind.

Our featured product lines were Co-op/Cockshutt tractors and Maytag gas engines. Our tractor show was part of the UAW Trade Fair. The Trade Show represents the many quality products manufactured by Region Three UAW employees. As sleek new cars, trucks and motorcycles were arriving at one area of the grounds, the old relics of yesteryear were proudly taking their designated places. What a wonderful opportunity these exhibitors gave to attendees to experience the history and nostalgia associated with their prized possessions.

As the show moved into full swing on Saturday, many different displays were on offer. Old farm tools, farm toys, even a collection of cast iron garden seeders. Gary Bradford of New Knoxville, Ohio, came with his vast 'Antique Express II,' which housed over 1,000 various antique machinery parts, along with tractors and gas engines. Loyal attendees Dan and Barb Davis, Anderson, Ind., did their usual fine job of helping with the show, also bringing along their beautiful 1949 Indian Motor Bike for us to enjoy.

We had 171 tractors registered this year for our show. Al and Coleen Adams, of Yoder, Ind., really outdid themselves with their Co-op Jamboree, and there were many positive comments about these tractors and with the turnout. These people really deserve a pat on the back; they were a joy to work with.

As the ladies enjoyed a huge craft show sponsored by the UAW retirees, many of the men braved the chilly weather conditions to attend the antique tractor pull. This year we had 71 tractors in competition. Many thanks to Kent Parks and Tim and Don Gellinger for all their work.