UAW Annual Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show

| November/December 1996

  • Arlan Landis, Dan Davis'
    Arlan Landis of Canton, Illinois, and Dan Davis of Anderson.
  • Gary, Jane, Adam, Andy Perkins'
    Gary, Jane, Adam and Andy Perkins from Mansfield, Ohio.

  • Arlan Landis, Dan Davis'
  • Gary, Jane, Adam, Andy Perkins'

2025 Hillcrest Drive Anderson, Indiana 46012

Mother Nature both smiled and frowned, but couldn't dampen the spirits at UAW Local 662's 12th annual Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show. The show was held May 31-June 2 in Anderson, Indiana. The featured equipment was Ford tractors and equipment and Economy gas engines.

On Friday, blue skies and bright sunshine danced on the old relics of yesteryear as they arrived on the grounds. Many interesting exhibits were in the process of being set up, as well as friendships being renewed. The events were kicked off Friday evening with the annual fish fry. Over 500 dinners were served. Also, craft and flea market vendors were open for business.

Saturday's events were numerous. Tractors were chugging around the grounds, as their proud owners told of laborious restorations, and 'how it used to be.' The whimsical sounds of the gas engines brought stories of a different era.

There were 73 tractors and 172 gas engines exhibited. Also there were farm toys, mini-farm equipment, wrench collections, hot air engines, hog oilers, old cars, and Dan and Barb Davis' Anderson History Museum, featuring products manufactured in Anderson.

There were 46 locals represented at the show and visitors from 14 states.