The 2011 Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. Show

Fun weather plus fine engines equals a great show in Portland, Ind.

| February/March 2012

  • 1905 6 HP International
    Circa 1905 6 HP International
    Photo by Christian Williams
  • 1907 1-1/2 HP Schmidt
    Circa 1907 1-1/2 HP Schmidt
    Photo by Christian Williams
  • 12 HP Reid
    12 HP Reid
    Photo by Christian Williams
  • 10 HP Manley
    1926 6 HP IHC M.
    Photo by Christian Williams
  • 1913 11 HP Foos
    1913 11 HP Foos
  • 4-5 HP Lorenz
    4-5 HP Lorenz
    Photo by Christian Williams
  • 1-1/2 HP Appleton
    1-1/2 HP Appleton owned by Jim Nass, Batavia, Ill.
    Photo by Christian Williams
  • 1897 2-12 HP Gould
    1897 2-12 HP Gould built by Webster
    Photo by Christian Williams
  • 1926 6 HP IHC M
    1926 6 HP IHC M
    Photo by Christian Williams

  • 1905 6 HP International
  • 1907 1-1/2 HP Schmidt
  • 12 HP Reid
  • 10 HP Manley
  • 1913 11 HP Foos
  • 4-5 HP Lorenz
  • 1-1/2 HP Appleton
  • 1897 2-12 HP Gould
  • 1926 6 HP IHC M

Late August in eastern Indiana can often be an unpredictable mix of heat and stormy skies.

Fortunately for those lucky enough to attend the 2011 Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. Show, the weather cooperated and allowed everyone to focus on catching up with one another over the familiar chug of antique engines.

Illinois-built engines were featured along with Minneapolis-Moline tractors, and there were many fine examples of both. Visit the Image Gallery for just a small sampling of the engines that caught our eye.