Antique Acres Celebrates Twenty-Fifth Anniversary


| July/August 1989



Smolik Brothers' 110 Case

Twenty-fifth anniversary feature engine: Smolik Brothers' 110 Case.

1515 Longfellow Waterloo, Iowa 50703

As we wind down the 80's and press toward the 90's, I realize that not many things last 25 years anymore. But, we at Antique Acres Old Time Power Show are proud to be celebrating our Silver Anniversary this summer. I know there are many other shows that have been around just as long or longer, but we are happy just the same.

Our show started at the Cedar Falls site in 1964 as the dream of many special men and women. They had an idea to have a permanent site to demonstrate their assortment of steam engines, tractors, and other prized antiques to the public. So the acreage on Highway 218 was purchased and, as they say, the rest is history!

The show has grown tremendously throughout the years with the addition of a permanent sawmill, museum, modern restrooms and other permanent structures. I often wonder what the show's forefathers would think if they could see what their hard work and determination has turned into. Their hard work and foresight has definitely made it easier for us today! We are still blessed with some of our original members as active and vital participants in our club.

We have many ways we are going to mark our anniversary. One is, we decided to feature the Smolik Brothers' 110 Case. This was an obvious decision because this engine has been at every show since the beginning and is the only engine with that distinction. We will also be featuring all Case equipment and we welcome ALL steam enthusiasts. There are plans to have even more steam engines and tractors than ever before. Randy Schwerin has plans to bring one or two of his engines and hopefully others will follow suit. That should give us a pretty good exhibit. As always we will be plowing with the Case, 40 Reeves, and other engines and horses. There will be the other usual assortment of sawing, threshing, tractor pulling and other exhibits that accompany any show. We will also have live entertainment and good home cooked food available.

We at Antique Acres would like to issue an invitation to everyone who has a fondness for the past, its machinery, and its people to join us August 24, 25, 26, and 27 and help us celebrate our special year.