Memphis Lions Antique Engine Show

| July/August 1989

  • Shingle mill at the Memphis Lions Show
    Louis Trautman's shingle mill at the Memphis Lions Show.

  • Shingle mill at the Memphis Lions Show

4045 Abbottsford Rd. Goodells, Michigan 48027

The Richmond Antique Engine and Threshing Association's annual antique engine and tractor show was held on the activities field of the Memphis Lions Club, Memphis, Michigan on August 13 and 14, 1988.

Over a thousand people attended the 3rd annual Memphis Lions Antique Engine Show, featuring International Harvester equipment, with many I.H.C. and McCormick-Deering tractor and engine owners attending in spite of a very hot and dry weekend brought on by the summer's drought.

There were F-12's, F-14's F-20's, 10-20's 22-36's, an I-9, a W-9, W-30's, and W-40's for the farm tractor entries; portable engines and stationary engines were also on display.

Jim Gray, New Haven, brought his I-9 International tractor. Likewise, Bob Wier of Allenton brought his 22-36 McCormick-Deering to the show. Bill Wylin of Armada had six tractors on display: a 10-20, an F-12, an F-14, an F-20, an A and an M, plus 1? HP and 3 HP McCormick-Deering type M engines. Bill Volkening, New Baltimore, had his 1914 I.H.C. 6 HP Titan portable engine among the many entries.

This show also marked the Association's 10th anniversary. Local radio station WSMA was on hand with a remote broadcast station on both days describing the highlights of the show and interviewing club members.