The 7th annual Coolspring Hit & Miss Engine Society Show
held June 18-19 was a huge success. Under cloudy, rainy and
sometimes sunny skies, approximately 5,000 people enjoyed the show
at the Coolspring Show Grounds. 85 exhibitors from Maryland, Ohio,
Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and
Pennsylvania were eager to show and run their prize engines,
tractors, cars and trucks. Also in the five buildings housing the
Engine Collection of Dr. Paul Harvey and John Wilcox, many enjoyed
watching and listening to the many engines being run.
On the grounds a cornsheller and mill were making corn meal; an
old butter churn, shingle mill and homemade drag saw were being
powered by gas engines. Also shown and run were a bulldozer,
roller, large trucks, shovel, antique fire truck and other old
Saturday afternoon a Pedal Tractor Pull was held with 31
contestants. Children from age two to ten had the fun of competing
to see who could pedal the furthest distance.
Saturday evening the Beech-woods Flight Service Helicopter from
Beechwoods visited the show. The paramedics explained its many uses
in saving lives.
Sunday was warm, but wet and still a large crowd gathered for
the day. There wasn’t a parachute jump so a 50/50 drawing was
Knox Township Fire Station No. 2 was kept busy making ice cream
and selling sandwiches and soft drinks. 20 Flea Market dealers were
set up for the crowd’s enjoyment.
Plaques and buttons were given to all exhibitors. Our guest book
had people registered from 16 states, the farther away being
The 8th annual Show of the Coolspring Hit & Miss Engine
Society will be held June 16-17, 1984. For information contact
Louise Miller, Sec.-Treas., Box 14, Knox-dale, Pennsylvania