Our Annual Show is over and according to everybody I talked to, it was a rousing, success, a lot smaller than the shows we used to hold at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds but a success never the less.
Our feature tractor this year was Minneapolis Moline. We had exactly two "Minnies" at the show, each of which came with a story. Mike Lym from Bunker Hill, WV hooked up a tow bar to his 1953 Minnie UB Special on Friday morning so he could drive the tractor and tow a small compact car from his home to our show in Conicville, a distance of 56 miles. The trip took about six hours. His was the longest trip via tractor to our show.
Eugene Sager from Mt. Jackson, Virginia had the only other Minnie, a 1935 Twin City which got the award for being the oldest tractor at the show. It was the first show that Gene had taken his Minnie to and it was the first time that he had entered a tractor pull. Not only was it the oldest tractor at our show but the Twin City took first place in the class that it pulled in. Not too bad for some "firsts".
Tim Brooks and two other fellows, drove 270 miles from Summerfield, N.C., bringing two Power King tractors and a large collection of chain saws. Tim got the award for traveling the farthest distance to get to our show.
The food was great, the show grounds were superb and we, as a club, could not be happier and/or more appreciative to the Conicville Fire Department and all of the other people who provided any assistance in making it possible to hold our show there.
One of our members, Mark Farnsworth and his wife brought their ice cream making equipment to the show. Everything in the unit was powered by a 15 HP Fairbanks Morse Hit and Miss engine. Mark has put together quite a nice set up and take it from me, the ice cream was GREAT!
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Our Show's Gold Level Sponsors
Our Show's Bronze Level Sponsors
First Prize: 1939 Allis-Chalmers B or $1,000.00 cash, your choice.
Second Prize: Pedal Tractor.
Third Prize: Toy Tractor.
You do not have to be present to win. All prizes are F.O.B., point of origin, freight collect.
To Order Tickets:
Send a check in the correct amount, made out to the Massanutten Antique Tractor Club ( "MATGEC" ) to the following address: Lou Kocon Jr.
732 Wisman Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.
Cost of tickets is as follows: One for $3.00,
two for $5.00 or a book of ten for $20.00.
Your ticket stubs will be returned to you in the envelope that you provide.
The drawing will be held at the 2016 Edinburg Ole Time Festival in Edinburg, Virginia on Sunday September 18, 2016 at 16:00 hours (4 PM).
2016 Raffle Tractor
These fine businesses have chosen to sponsor our club's annual tractor show. We would appreciate it if you would consider them the next time that you might need the products or services that they offer.
Lost & Found: A pocket watch was found and turned in at our show. If this watch is yours, give us a call at 540-459-7768, describe the watch and we will make arrangements to get the watch to you. If no answer, leave a message and we will get back to you.
Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club, Inc.
Our Show's Silver Level Sponsors