Golden Spread Antique Machinery Association Show


| May/June 1993



Reprinted with permission of the author, Marvin Baker, 712 La Vista, McAllen, Texas 78501, this article first appeared in the Rio Grande Valley Old Time Equipment Club's Newsletter. It was sent to us by J. D. Wilbanks, Box 532, Spearman, Texas 79081.

During one of our shows last March, we were discussing plans to attend various upcoming antique machinery shows. Several agreed that in September it would be nice to take in the Golden Spread Antique Machinery Association Show held on the Donald Sell farm at Perryton, Texas on September 19-20. By September 15th, all had changed their plans but me (Marvin Baker) and Mr. C. K. Koelle of Mission, Texas.

On the 16th, C. K. called and asked if I still wanted to go. When I answered in the affirmative, he said, 'Be ready tomorrow morning about 7.'

Slept good that night, but awakened at 4 a.m. and promptly decided it was too early to get up. Went back to sleep and was awakened at 7 a.m. by C. K. and the doorbell. It took almost 10 minutes to dress, grab my bag and get into the Koelle's new Buick Skylark.

After an uneventful trip, we arrived at the Donald Sell farm about 11 a.m. Friday, September 18th. About 40 Golden Spread Antique Machinery Association members were busy throughout the grounds. We carried about 30 pounds of papayas from McAllen to the Sells (who were not familiar with the fruit). It was graciously accepted by Mrs. Sell, who invited C. K. and me to join the work crew in a noontime barbecue.

Lloyd Dugan, our member from Fritch, Texas, was involved in tending some of the classic (pre 20s) old tractors. Other members of our association at the show were Rosie and Richard Kepler of San Antonio, who were enroute to 'Oscar's Dreamland' in Billings, Montana.