WARREN, Ohio –The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County had a beautiful weekend for its 14th annual show Aug. 16-17.
The featured tractors this year were Case, Massey-Harris and Massey-Ferguson.
A record number of visitors were able to enjoy antique tractors, equipment, cars and trucks, old boats and motors, displays of old farm items from the past, flea market and a Chinese auction each day.
Along with the record crowd was a record number of tractors and displays.
The club thanks everyone for sharing all of these efforts so other people can see this history from the past.
Member Chuck Plott of Southington, Ohio, brought a parade of 40 tractors and pieces of equipment 10 miles to the showgrounds.
To the best of the club’s knowledge, this is the longest single-owned convoy of its kind in the United States.
One tractor pulled a wagon full of local dignitaries.
Plott’s sister, Arlow Parsons, helped drive equipment to the grounds. Plott said when they were younger, the duo were part of a caravan their father, Charles Sr., had.
They drove 12 tractors to the Trumbull County Fair when it was held in downtown Warren.
Ron Burrows and his team provided fun and entertainment for the crowds. They had several members trying their tractor skills in various games which included barrel racing, hooking up to a belt pulley, a blind course, slow race, and balancing their tractor on a big teeter-totter.
Obstacle courses also provided amusement to the crowd.
The tractor pulls had many entries this year. The club had garden tractor pulls, large tractor pulls and even an adult pedal tractor pull.
Some members pulled tractors with loaders, mowers and blades, and one even pulled with a bulldozer.
Patrick Jeffrey gave an exhibition in a 1995 Dodge pickup with a Cummins diesel.
On Saturday afternoon, the crowd was thrilled by a flyover of three old military airplanes. There was also a flyover by Bob Balint and club member Bill Stavana.
Saturday evening a square dance was held with members of the Warren Crosstrailers and Salem Square Wheels Square Dance Clubs in attendance to help non-dancers learn a few steps.
The younger set, ages 2-10, had a pedal tractor pull and other games.
Raffles were held and door prizes were handed out both days.
Winner of the 1985 Case 222 with mower was Lois Gardner of Austintown.
Second-prize winner of the limited edition Case pedal tractor was Tom Fabian of Cortland. The 1/16 Massey-Harris scale model went to Chuck Arndt and the fourth prize of two club shirts were won by Don Housel.
There was also a contest to win a year’s membership to the club. Participants had to guess the weight of an antique Enterprise Roller manufactured in Columbiana, Ohio. It weighed 7,180 pounds and the winning guess was made by Joseph Toth Jr. of West Farmington.
The next adventure for club members is a garden tractor pull and picnic Sept. 13, 1-5 p.m. at the Ali Baba Grotto.
The club holds its meetings at the Grotto on Perkins-Jones Road in Warren, Ohio. Take the Larchmont exit off the Route 5/82 bypass.
Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome.
Call 330-847-0006 for more information.