Hundreds of Old Tractors and Engines Expected at Michigan Flywheelers Show


| 7/7/2016 9:40:00 AM


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Belting up Oil Pulls

Hundreds of old flywheel tractors and engines will be on display during the 33rd annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum in South Haven, Michigan.

The show, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 11, is one of the largest of its kind in the state. Collectors from across the country attend the event each year bringing a wide assortment of antique farm machinery for visitors to see.

“You will see just about every kind of equipment that was used for farming,” said museum president Patrick Ingalls. “We never know what will show up but that’s what makes the show interesting.”

There’s plenty to see besides old machines. A large outdoor flea market with over 200 vendors, daily equipment parades, demonstrations at the blacksmith forge, sawmill and shingle mill and one of the favorite activities – eating sweet corn cooked in a 1923 Nichols and Shepard steam traction engine made in Battle Creek.

“We do get a lot of people that tell us one of the main reasons they look forward to the show every year is for the steamed sweet corn,” added Ingalls.