| July/August 1975

  • Oil & Gas Parade at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival
    Courtesy of Stewart Bradfield, Box 191, Sistersville, West Virginia 26175.
    Stewart Bradfield
  • 1935 International W 30, 30 H.P'
    Pictured is a 1935 International W 30, 30 H.P. It was restored in 1968. The rear wheels are non-original, but were Fitted early in the tractor's life, these originally being fitted to an early motor bus.
    R.T. Peskett

  • Oil & Gas Parade at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival
  • 1935 International W 30, 30 H.P'

Dunkirk, Ind. 47336.

'There's no way to describe it,' an old timer told me. After after visiting the ninth annual Tri-State Gas and Antique Engine Show in Portland, Ind. last year, he proved to be right.

Although the main attention getters remain the multitude of gas engines and antique tractors, there is really something for everyone at the show sponsored by the Tri-State Gas and Engine Association.

The three day event attracts engine buffs from several states. Over 1,000 engines of all shapes, sizes, and description were on display last year.

As you wander down the many rows of engines, old tractors, threshers, and other engines, the many exhibitors are more that willing to tell you about their prize equipment. People spend hours swapping stories about how they rebuilt one small engine or hunted several weeks trying to locate one particular part for their engine.

One part of the show, which entirely covers the Jay County Fairgrounds, is the old tractors. Here Rumely Oil Pulls, old Cases, and Averys are polished and shown by their owners.