SMOKY MOUNTAIN


| January/February 1984


Box 514 Louisville, Tennessee 37777

The Smoky Mountain Antique Engine and Tractor Association's first show was an outstanding success by anyone's standard. Saturday, April 30, was overcast and somewhat threatening of rain but the temperature was within the comfort range and our collective hobbies were viewed by approximately 400 persons. Sunday, the blocks were removed; it was a typically beautiful East Tennessee spring day with the temperature in the mid 80sa nice gentle breezelots of sunshine and best of alla paid attendance figure exceeding 700. Attendance both days was boosted by the generous support of regional engine clubs and by the efforts of Mac and Sara Fennell's publicity committee. The natural beauty of our location; John Rice Irwin's Museum of Appalachia, Norris; a quick tour by several Miss USA contestants; and a picture of Jessee Dobson's Kewanee water pump in Saturday's 'Knoxville's News Sentinel' also deserve a lot of credit for our success.

Club president Marion Brock was a beehive of activity as he insured the necessary jobs of any show being performed: greeting the many familiar faces from the clubs, conducting the Sunday morning church service and in his spare moments, manning his own exhibit. Paul Cox contributed his presence and displayed his 'trading stock' and was able to satisfy the wants of several club members and newly-converted hobbyists.

Exhibits totaled 103 running engines, 27not running and 21 tractors. It will be difficult, but with support such as we have just experienced, we will have a bigger and better show next year. Please plan to attend!!!





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