Starting a week from Thursday running through Labor Day is the annual Old Threshers Reunion at Mt Pleasant, Iowa. Possibly the biggest in the nation. Probably be over 150 antique cars, probably half will be T's & A's, 1000 plus or minus old tractors, over 1000 single and dual cylinder stationary engines, a neat Crosley exhibit, 75 or so steam tractors, 15 or so Oil Pull internal combustion tractors that are as big as soon steam tractors, two narrow gage trains that circle the grounds, a big museum that is actually open most of the year, a steam powered carrasel, threashing, corn shelling, bailing, giant parade every day, horse training and exhibitions, a town that was used in filming Dr Quin, med. woman, with staged gun fights, train roberies, and hold ups daily. Many exibits. They have a web site. All local motels were booked over a year ago. I am staying in Keokuk, Iowa, 46 miles away and I will have my 11 and replica of the quad there. Big event. Hope some of you can make it.
Wish we were closer. Last year I got my 12 year old grandson an un-restored 1918 economy hit & miss engine. For Christmas, he received an engine cart project so he can bring the engine to exhibitions. I taught him to run my Bridgeport Mill drilling holes in thick Oak and doing some sanding and finishing. Besides bring it to his school and running it for his class, we went to the Vista steam engine, tractor and early engine show/exhibit held in Vista Calif. Being so young, He was a hit with the senior members.....I resemble that! It was interesting to see how interested his school 6th grade class were....even the girls asked a lot of questions.
Our Grandson loves starting and running his engine for all to see. Grandma made up a board showing some history about his engine. Hope this rubs off and he takes over the wheel of our Model T when it's time for me and Grandma in the back seat. Doing what we can to keep the hobby alive.
Les in Fallbrook, CA.
Here's a link to it:
I went to this a few years ago, a really memorable event!
I will be there.
Ok Dean, will it be at the car barn or with the antique tractors?
No, Dean will be South east of the Tractor Barn with Model T & featured tractors.
I will probably be in the car barn, lower level preferred as it is cooler there. My cousin Jim plans on bringing his T home made tractor. He usually puts it on the car barn side of the road that goes to the little village. There was a Model A home made tractor there last year too.