Domino's Farms Sponsors Third Annual Steam Engine Show

Thomas S. Monaghan

Thomas S. Monaghan and show chairman Jim Monaghan next to the Olde English ''D''.

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The Third Annual Jim Monaghan Antique Engine Show was held at Domino's Farms, headquarters of Domino's Pizza Incorporated located off US-23 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on October 25 and 26, 1986.

The event featured eighty-six exhibitors of steam and gas engines, related paraphernalia and other contraptions. Also featured were classic cars from the Domino's Pizza collection, two steam launches including the Olde English 'D' owned by Domino's and a steam powered boat called Steamer Telegraph, owned by the show's chairman, Jim Monaghan.

Members of the Huron Valley Live Steamers of Ann Arbor constructed a 7 gauge, 500 foot long oval train track and Domino's owner and founder, Tom Monaghan, was the guest conductor on this unique live steam train.

Despite the uncooperative weather rain, rain and more rain 1,700 people attended the show and both the exhibitors and the public enjoyed the weekend.

Next year's show, also to be held at Domino's Farms, will be on Labor Day Weekend, September 4, 5, 6, and 7, 1987. For further information, contact Richard O. Brunvand at 313-995-4258.