UC-Davis students add old iron to curriculum with the Antique Mechanics Club
Alums work hand-in-hand with students at the Antique Mechanics Club. Some of those involved (left to right): Sue Esdaile and Brian Barnett, alumni members; Christina Woosley, student member (and former club president); student member Victoria Smith, Victor Duraj, advisor; and Ron Allen, alumni member. Club membership typically ranges from 8 to 12 students.
Christina Woosley and Brian Barnett, with the John Deere L restored by Christina and another club member, Socorro Hernandez. Through the years, the club has restored more than 60 pieces of vintage equipment. Several are displayed at the Sacramento History Center.
One of the club's entries in a recent parade was this "flying rocket cow." With a theme of "Moo-ving into the Future," the float featured a 20-ft. long "proportionally correct jet-propelled bovine," supported only at the rear legs.
The club owns hundreds of pieces of equipment, including this Regan's Vapor Upright Engine, dating to 1885.
The boneyard. The club's facilities are open to visitors every Saturday afternoon. Students have full access to the facility year 'round.