Hats off to all who contributed to another fine show! It was a red-hot reunion - in more ways than one! We hosted the Chapter 7 International Harvester Collectors and had a great turnout of exhibitors this year with over 450 tractors, implements, and trucks; around 35 steam engines; and many fine gas engines. Below are several thumbnails of scenes, attractions, and events from our show this year. Just click on the picture and you will see an enlarged view of that picture. Then use the back button on your browser to return here and choose another. Be sure to check these out - the thumbnails don't do justice to the quality of some of these shots! Again thank-you to the many volunteers who make the wheels of our show roll smoothly, all of you who exhibited your equipment, and all those who attended, as well as our vendors. Come back and see us next year!
Here are some shots of Wendell Kelch's Titan and Mogul tractors manufactured in the teens of the previous century. We hauled them in from Ohio to be seen at our show. It is likely that these two giants have not been seen side by side like this since the days when dealers would bring them to county fairs when they were still available for purchase from the International Harvester Company. Mr. and Mrs. Kelch are seen posing with our current officers and directors in the first photo.
Some of our vendors selling tractor parts and antiques.
Our sawmill crew hard at work. Thanks to the Richards family - Charlie, Bob, John, Alan, Philip, and George - and to Steve Warthen, Dale Brosman, and Bob Arnold.
Many fine shots of the threshing crew.
Our raffle tractor has attracted a lot of attention. Thanks to all who are helping with this project!
Donna Hood, the manager of our souvenir shop. She puts in a lot of hours for our club. If you could spare some time, talk to her about helping out in this area! She has also crocheted an afghan and is raffling this off to benefit the club's property fund. She won a champion ribbon on it at the Rush county fair. Chances are 50 cents a piece or 3 for a dollar. She is usually near the raffle tractor booth selling these. Thanks, Donna!