The 8th annual show was held August 1, 2, 1981 at the Fred Donohue Farm in Ludington. Many old engine exhibitors from all over the country turned out with their engines which included Stovers, Hercules, Hollands, Leaders, Galloways, Associateds, Novas, Maytags, Deeres, Stearns and many other makes. Some of the tractors on display were Minneapolis cross motor, John Deere, Huber, Rumely, Silver King, Farmall, Allis Chalmers, McCormick Deering, model 'T' conversion and others!
Men were threshing oats and baling the straw while others were making cedar shingles on an old shingle mill. Many club brands were burned into shingles for visitors.
Engines and tractors were belted to buzz saws, burr mill grinders, pump jacks, grist mills, threshing machines, balers, shingle mills and other antique equipment.
Ladies were busy in the tent selling flea market goods and baked goods plus handling the door prizes.