~Click on "Next Meeting Date" ~to see all cancellations.
~ Notice to viewers: Our website has been and is experiencing several problems. Many pictures that were on, (and are back on), several of our event pages ~have, from time to time, mysteriously decided to disappear, all by themselves. Slide shows, after being installed according to directions supplied, have so ~many blank windows in them that I have totally given up trying to use the slide show feature and when you go to the website, you never know what any ~given page is going to look like, as many times, the information, pictures and/or the button locations have changed, again, mysteriously, all by ~themselves. I have called GoDaddy's "customer service department" and after spending considerable time with them on several different occasions, they ~have not been able to give me any solutions to correct the problems so, if you experience similar problems when you try to view the pictures, etc., that ~have been posted on any of our event pages, I apologize for the shoddy appearance of the site due to the less than favorable "customer service" that ~I have received. The latest answer I have gotten from "customer service" is that I will have to, "go to their new, upgraded program" and start all over again ~as they have made no provisions to move any of the information, pictures and/or pages from the "old website program" to their new version. Needless to ~say, I will not do that. In my humble opinion, using a GoDaddy website leaves a lot to be desired but for now, with all of the time I have invested in this ~site, that is all that I can do. Lou Kocon Jr.
~ A few days ago, it was reported to me that Bill Poland passed away on March 26. To see Bill's obituary and several ~pictures of Bill, click on The Last Ride button and then scroll down to it. Dave Wildt's obituary is also there now.
For 2020, our club will be having another antique tractor raffle. The prizes will be as follows:
First Prize will be a restored 1941 9N tractor. The tractor is currently in the paint shop.
Second Prize will be a vintage 1978 Ford Garden Tractor that has recently been restored.
Third Prize will be vintage Ford Pedal Tractor. Both second and third prizes were restored
by 93 year old Junior Helsley. This year we will be having a Fourth Prize, a Ford toy tractor
pictured below. ** Due to the Corona virus, and Virginia's governor's "Stay At Home Order", ~we are not even sure if we will be going to any tractor events or similar venues this year so ~ticket sales have been put on hold until this Corona virus situation is, as the English say, ~"sorted out". Also, the remaining three BBQ Chicken Sales have been cancelled. Stay ~tuned for updates.
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~First Prize, a 1941 9N Ford ~tractor is in the shop being ~painted. Picture not available ~at this time. Will post as soon ~as available.
That's all. There's nothing more to see here so mooove along now, folks.
Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club, Inc.
~Due to the present situation with the coronavirus, our club, like many organizations ~and businesses has already felt the inconvenience that this virus has brought with it. ~Several of the events that the club normally attends have already been cancelled ~including The Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Vintage in The Valley in ~Strasburg, The Beer Of Ale & History at Belle Grove in Middletown, Woodstock ~Safety Day, in Woodstock and even our regularly scheduled March club meeting and ~our club's Spring Banquet. We are not sure how long this may last but I will try to ~keep everyone up to date on what is going on as soon as I learn anything new. In ~the mean time, Be Vigilant, Stay Healthy, Stay Home AND Wash Your Hands!
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~ Our biggest project to date is underway. Our club, The Massanutten ~Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club, Inc. has entered into a partnership ~with The Shenandoah County Fair Association to construct a museum and a ~display area for antique tractors and antique farming equipment. This is the ~beginning of "Chapter Two" for our club. We would gladly accept any ~assistance of any type from any individual, business or company. For more ~information, contact President Jim Stup at 540-465-5066 or Treasurer Lou ~Kocon at 540-459-7768. As this project advances, I will post pictures of the ~progress on this website.
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