584 Drayton Woods Drive Tucker, Georgia 30084
The second annual Inman Farm Heritage Days Antique Engine and
Tractor Show was held September 18, 19, 20, 1998 at the Rick Minter
Farm, on Hill’s Bridge Road, Inman, Georgia. Inman is in
Fayette County on Georgia Highway 92, between Fayetteville and
The first show held here September 1997 was the result of
cooperation by the newly-formed Inman Pioneer Power Association,
Inman Methodist Church, Georgia Antique Engine Club, North Georgia
Two-Cylinder Club, West Georgia Two-Cylinder Club, and Minter
family members and other neighbors.
The show was so successful that it just had to become an annual
affair. This second show also far exceeded expectations with over
250 exhibitors and an estimated ten thousand visitors.
Exhibitors came from all nearby states, with Bryan Nagel from
Panama, New York, coming the longest distance. Since Inman is in a
farming area, many of the over 250 tractors at the show were driven
there. Mike Westbrook from Warm Springs, Georgia drove his Silver
King, towing an M-M pick-up baler more than forty miles on public
roads to become ‘distance-driven’ champion.
192020 HP Aultman-Taylor steam traction engine owned by Darryl
Coleman of Fayetteville, Georgia, shown at Inman Farm Heritage
Demonstrations of grain threshing (grown on Minter’s farm),
baling, corn milling, wheat milling, blacksmithing, wood sawing,
and water pumping were held during each day. The threshing machine,
shown by Zane Bristol, was a 1930’s International Harvester
powered by his easily hand-cranked Fordson. Georgia Commissioner of
Agriculture Tommy Irvin was pressed into service to feed the
thresher for one demonstration. Any doubts about his farm
background were quickly, totally erased.
Darryl Coleman’s freshly repainted 1920 Aultman-Taylor 20 HP
steam tractor led the parades of too many beautiful green, red,
gray, yellow, silver, orange, and rusty machines to mention
Rare gas engines on display included a 1914 Woodruff, made in
Winder, Georgia, about a hundred miles away. Also on display: a 6
HP Olds; a 6 HP Bulldog; a 6 HP Moody; a 1.75 HP Stickney, along
with a model of itself; and lots of others.
The large hay barn was devoted to crafts, quilts, and
ladies’ interests about which this scribbler is not qualified
to write. However, it appeared to be well-received and fully
occupied. The ladies also handled the registration desk in this
A considerable number of youngsters was introduced to the pedal
tractor pull sport. A large assortment of pedal toys and a
miniature progressive sled owned by Wilson and Ethel Phelps saw
almost constant use.
Inman Farm Heritage Days for 1999 is scheduled for September
17-19. For more information contact: Rick Minter, 283 Hill’s
Bridge Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215. Phone: A.C. 770-461-2840.