West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival

| July/August 1988

  • Old Gas Engine Show

  • Old Gas Engine Show

Exec. Dir. West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival, P. O. Box 25, Sistersville, West Virginia, 26175

The 19th Annual 'Old Gas Engine Show', an event of the West Va. Oil and Gas Festival in Sistersville this past September 17-20 was termed a success by Auther Shreves and Virgle Webber, event Cochairmen for this year's show.

'We didn't have the best weather, but we had a lot of fun,' stated Shreves and Webber.

This year's 'Old Gas Engine Show' registered 339 engines from ten different states in the festivals' first four day show. 162 exhibitors were on hand with 40 new exhibitors taking part.

Festival officials checked their records and found that seven persons have been in attendance for at least 12 years. Herbert Holmes of Moundsville, West Virginia had taken part in the festival for 14 years; Lee Roy Howell of Middlebourne, West Virginia; Charles R. Snider of New Martinsville, West Virginia and John Maxwell of Caldwell, Ohio; had taken part for 13 years. Charles L. Kernan of Proctor, West Virginia; Jack Fortney of Warsaw, Ohio and Howard D. Miller of Southington, Ohio has made it 12 times.

'We must be doing something right to have these and other engine owners back year after year', stated festival officials.