Tri-State's 20th: A Show Time to Remember


| November/December 1985

  • Lauson-Lawton sideshaft 2 HP
    A Lauson-Lawton sideshaft 2 HP
  • 1895 Van Duzen
    An 1895 Van Duzen
  • Thermoil 6 HP
    A Thermoil 6 HP

  • Lauson-Lawton sideshaft 2 HP
  • 1895 Van Duzen
  • Thermoil 6 HP

705 W. Annie Drive Muncie, Indiana 47302

They came from 29 states and Canada and brought with them 2,495 gasoline engines, 372 tractors, 46 variety exhibits, 30 hot air engines, and 7 steam engines. The 20th Anniversary Antique Engine and Tractor Show, sponsored by the Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc. was held August 22-25, 1985 at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Indiana. This 1985 show also hosted the John Deere 2 Cylinder Club rally. In support of the rally the 372 tractors exhibited included 102 John Deeres, from the 3 wheel drive John Deere Dain, the Waterloos, spoker Ds, and right up on through the long green line.

Significant improvements for the 1985 show featured increased exhibit space for tractors and gasoline engines and also an enlarged camping area. The Trading Post again was a popular place and exhibitors and visitors enjoyed the arts and crafts, antique sales, sawmilling, threshing, good food and the evening entertainment. The Tri-State's 100 HP Fairbanks-Morse engine was fired up several times daily.

With the support of our fine exhibitors and the thousands of spectators we strive to continue to make the Tri-State Show one of the largest and finest of its kind in the world. You are invited to attend the 1986 show, August 21-24.


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