Cedar Valley Engine Club 1991 Show


| May/June 1992



Cedar Valley Engine

Labor Day 1991 at Cedar Valley Engine Club's Show. Photo by Sonja Slindee.

Sonja Slindee

613 8th Avenue Charles City, Iowa 50616

Here goes for the Cedar Valley Engine Club. We had a wonderful show this year; the weather was good for all three days. We got the stuff all put away, and we had a swap meet the last weekend in September. We had a record attendance this year, approximately three hundred more than we ever had before. We are going to keep on in this way, as time goes on.

Our John Deere exhibit was good. We featured John Deeres this year. We had the all wheel drive from Sycamore, Illinois this year; a lot of people looked at it was a real attraction. Built in 1917, it was a four cylinder tractor that drives from all three wheels. It made a good show piece. We drove it in the parade each day. It was put in the shed at night, so it would be protected. There was a man here with it.

I don't know how many John Deeres we had. We had everything. Two Cylinder Club was here, with a good exhibit. We hope we can keep up the good work.

New stuff this year was a combine by International Harvester, one of the first self-propelled they made. It was the second in a series, I think. It was a 1949 or 1950. It cut oats last year and cut oats again this year. It is in the shed, and we hope people will admire it when they see it.

There were lots of other tractors there, such as Oliver, Hart Parr, International, and Silver King. You name it, we had it. We also had Allis Chalmers there. They were good exhibits. Another new exhibit was the Cletrac. I didn't find out if the owner put it on rubber tracks or not. They had wheels in there, it was a small crawler, another good exhibit.