Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club's Farm Heritage Days remember the past
He's decades younger than many engine show enthusiasts, but 5-year-old Joey Roop of Walkersville, Md., is already a major fan of vintage iron. He travels with his parents, John and Anne Marie Roop, to several shows each year, amusing himself with his collection of miniature gas engines.
John Stubbs (shown at left) always dreamed of owning a steam engine. At the wheel of his 1915 Peerless, he prepares to provide power for a threshing demonstration at the Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club's annual Farm Heritage Days.
Mount Pleasant Farm, Woodstock, Md., is the site of Farm Heritage Days each year. Portions of the farmhouse date to the late 1600s; the house's latest addition was built in 1866. The tulip poplar at left is more than 200 years old.
Mark Straitz, left, and tony Loverde at work on Mark's 1912 Hercules 1-1/2 hp engine. Both men are residents of Linthicum, Md.
John Roop, Walkersville, Md., with his 1930 Reid oil field engine at Farm Heritage Days, Woodstock, Md.