| February/March 1989

Treas. 57754 CR-388 Grand Junction, Michigan 49056

Our fifth annual show held September 9, 10, and 11, 1988 had absolutely perfect weather. Over 225 exhibitors from California, Florida, Georgia, Connecticut, Minnesota, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan once again streamed into the Van Buren Fairgrounds in Hartford, Michigan to make our show the largest display of gas engines in Michigan! There were 1400 engines and models from ? to 25 HP.

Tractors were also well represented this year, with 160 total displayed. With such a variety of makes and models, the 'slow races' were interesting and well attended. The daily tractor parade was well received by the some 5000 visitors who came to see the action.

There were so many fine tractors on display, we would like to show pictures of them all, but this is not possible. But we would like to share some of them with you.

The sawmill demonstration on the track area was well attended. Many logs were cut into lumber in the three days.

Everyone is captivated by steam. They rush for the steam exhibits, remembering years gone by and taking pictures. In addition to the parades, our steam tractors this year put on quite a show, either belting up to the thresher, baker fan, or climbing, up our large hill and working their way down again. They also put on a beautiful spark show each evening.