231 S. Main Street P. O. Box 319 Rawson, Ohio 45881
The Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association held their 18th annual Antique Show on August 3-6, 1989 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in Findlay, Ohio. The feature display included 58 Allis-Chalmers tractors, 7 Rumely tractors, five pieces of Allis-Chalmers equipment, and twelve Hercules gas engines.
Also exhibited were twelve steam engines of various sizes, 235 other tractors, 568 gas engines, and 68 arts and crafts displays and a flea market. The show was filled with various activities including wheat threshing, corn shredding, Baker fans, sawmill, shingle mill, power eater, model steam and gas display, and blacksmiths.
On Thursday the activities included a Backseat Driver Contest which was enjoyed by those who entered and watched. The camera man for 'Toledo Eleven News' was coaxed into running the course and had a perfect score. A Junior antique tractor pull followed for 14-year-old and younger exhibitors.
On Friday afternoon a start up race took place in which the contestants had to start their tractors in the rain.
Later that evening a light class tractor pull took place in which the tractors showed what they could do. After the pull the 'Mule Skinner Band' performed.
On Saturday at 12 o'clock noon a Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull took place with 74 kids trying their luck on the track. Later in the afternoon a parade of tractor and steam engines and a slow race and a belt-up race took place. That evening a tractor square dance was held with all Allis-Chalmers tractors being used.
On Sunday, the Ambassadors presented a church service. In the afternoon the heavy class tractor pull took place with a large turnout.
We would like you to come to next year's show August 2-5, 1990. Our feature will be International and McCormick-Deering tractors, equipment, and gas engines.