Old Engine Collectors of South Jersey 1978 SHOW

| March/April 1979

'Caution-Adults at Play' read, the sign at our first engine show under the name of 'Old Engine Collectors of South Jersey.' Our collection includes gas, steam, and diesel engines. This first show was held at the Atlantic County 4H Fair in Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

Jim and Bill Guenther operated their 9 HP Fairbanks-Morse on the cordwood sawing. Folks really enjoyed this exhibit.

Now if we gave trophies for the longest distance traveled to exhibit in this show it would have gone to Mr. & Mrs. George Mathews from Arkansas who displayed two very fine working model gas engines. So glad that Mrs. Layton could join them in traveling to the show. We appreciate them coming. Thank you!

During our event our engines drowned out the organ display which was close by. Sorry Music Center-Better luck next year. Also, our friend, Kenny Moore, had been smoking out quite a few displays under the tent behind him. His Mietz and Weiss really sends off some smoke.

A friend of Barry Watkins who is with the Helping Hand C.B. Club was asked to bring his engine club friends to participate at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds. This was a fund raising show for Cerebral Palsy. The Fair director really enjoyed the engines and invited us to come back for the County Fair next summer. We are all looking forward to that.

Our third exhibit was at the 'Chicken Coop and Antique Shop' in Absecon Highlands, New Jersey, operated by Ken Smith. Dave Esch who works there has asked us to make this show an annual affair. It was a brisk day on October 3, and the ladies served hot coffee and soup along with sandwiches.