3122 Appleton Parsons, Kansas 67357
The twelfth annual Southeast Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club Show was held June 24 and 25, 2000 at the Crawford County Museum grounds on the bypass west of Pittsburg, Kansas.
We were 'lucky' again this year to have several of the hottest days of the year during our show. This cut back on some of the activities on Saturday, but we still had a good crowd during the morning and early afternoon.
The club added a well-drilling rig this year and it was on display. We also had 113 engines, 17 tractors, 16 garden tractors, a log saw, 16 model engines, a Maytag washer and a race car on display, plus several antique cars and trucks, including a 1921 Model T truck belonging to Max and Cindy Cleffman. They moved to Fort Morgan, Colorado, last year from this area, but are still members of our club and they trailered the truck back here for our show. We again had exhibitors from the surrounding states and we appreciate their interest.
We are going to try something different for the 2001 show. It will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, instead of Saturday and Sunday, since a lot of exhibitors come in on Friday and leave Saturday evening. We hope to have more exhibits for the public to view this way. Please come and join us for a fun show.
The World's Expo of Antique Farm Equipment will be held at the Ankeny Expo Park in Ankeny, Iowa, June 28-July 1, 2001. The Expo is planned to be the largest antique farm tractor and equipment show in the United States. Over 1,500 antique tractors and implements are expected. Call (515) 727-1369 for more details.