Third Annual Salt River Acres Engine and Machinery Show


| June/July 1991


775 N. Homer Road Midland, Michigan 48640

The Third Annual Salt River Acres Antique Engine and Machinery Show began on June 9, 1990 and continued through June 10. Even though the show is still in its infancy, it is steadily growing. The show attracted exhibits that included 45 tractors, 250 plus engines, and many interesting demonstrations and displays.

Saturday morning started with a delicious breakfast of biscuits and gravy prepared and served by members of the Midland Antique Engine Club. The breakfast was so successful that the Young & Pretzer families have promised to be back in the kitchen again this year.

The early morning allowed time for close inspection of exhibits, bartering for old iron, and flea market browsing.

In the early afternoon, activities were kicked off with a parade that included all that were willing with machines that were able to move under their own power. One Standard Twin garden tractor seemed to have a mind of its own and added a touch of humor for some of the spectators around the parade route.

Later, the tractor teeter-totter drew a lot of interest. The objective was simply to balance your tractor in the fastest time. There were different phases of difficulty, and the task proved to be quite a challenge for some.






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