Show Report Of Western Missouri Antique Tractor & Machinery Association

| May/June 1989

  • LeRoy Carroll
    LeRoy Carroll feeding and Dick Long tying the 4' x 5' bales. Carroll's wife Madonna and daughter Bren in background. It helps when the women enjoy it, too.
    R.D. Heidl
  • Thane Gefeller and his toy tractors
    Thane Gefeller and his toy tractors, son Donnie assisting.
  • Dale and Carol Luttig
    Dale and Carol Luttig showing their toy to George Delameter and grandson Dickson Hebert. (Tractor in Jan. GEM)

  • LeRoy Carroll
  • Thane Gefeller and his toy tractors
  • Dale and Carol Luttig

511 Graff Way Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081

Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association did it again! Show #10, the third weekend in July 1988, was the best show ever! Over 6,000 people came to look and participate. President Arndt's newsletter had a good quote in it. A club member was overheard saying, 'This group works together like a large family. When you can bring four times the town's population to a show-things are O.K.' (Adrian's population is 1500.)

A couple of newer exhibitors had good displays and drew much interest. LeRoy Carroll and family of Stanberry, Missouri had their miniature baler in operation and sold most of all they could bale. The bale measures 4' x 5?' x 12' long. Can you imagine the expression on your visitor's face when he asked where you got this small bale and you answer, 'Well, Lum's hay got wet yesterday before he could haul it in. It kinda shrunk!' It does open the conversation.

Thane Gefeller is apparently trying to buy most of the old toy kids tractors, he has a very good collection.

Dale and Carol Luttig brought their 6-12 Maytag tractor, (shown in Jan. 88 GEM) to our show. It was a big hit.

Our club is growing steadily, adding new permanent engine displays etc., including a large 85 HP steam driven engine with 8 foot-tall flywheel and drive pulley combination. They found it in an abandoned grain elevator in Harrisonville, Missouri. You should look around or inquire in your own community, as many items are just waiting rediscovery.


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