Thousands of People 'See Red' in Winamac, Indiana!

| January/February 1995

  • International tractors

  • International tractors

P.O. Box 237 Royal Center, Indiana 46978

The Northern Indiana Power from the Past hosted its 17th annual show July 14-17, 1994. The popular show, located at Winamac, Indiana, drew thousands of people who enjoyed the shaded grounds surrounded by the Tippecanoe River. Pleasant weather, good food, lively entertainment, and friendly people all contributed to the success of the show.

Assembled were approximately five steam engines, four scale-model steam engines, a scale-model steam train, 250 tractors, 400 engines, 175 hog oilers, and a variety of cars, trucks, and other equipment.

The show featured International tractors, engines, and equipment; faithful International enthusiasts arrived with more than 160 tractors, numerous engines, and a dozen trucks. Looking across the grounds, it almost looked like a 'sea of red!' It was the general consensus that this was the nicest and best variety of International tractors ever assembled at a show.

Indiana Chapter #7 of the International Collectors' Association met together for their first annual meeting, with over 50 people in attendance. They had a great time showing off their collections of literature and other memorabilia, and swapping stories of days gone by and recent 'finds.'

A second feature of the show was hog oilers, whose proud owners arrived with an amazing array of them. Many people in attendance, previously unacquainted with the oilers and their purpose, found them to be quite interesting and colorful to look at.