7th Annual Metamora Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show
We were leaving Oshkosh late Friday afternoon and looking for a show to visit on Saturday the 28th of July. Sort of throwing darts at the map we chose to head to Metamora Illinois. We logged in the address and followed the Magellan GPS gadget. When we got tired we found a hotel and spent the night in Rockford IL. The next morning we headed out on our journey. Reaching Metamora much sooner than we had anticipated we found the show site no problem and started looking around.
We met Chuck Riggert, host of the event. Chuck and his Dad have been collecting Allis-Chalmers tractors for decades and seven years ago decided to put their tractors on display and invite others to join them in a show of old iron. As such things go the show has grown over the years and is now quite an event.
The Riggerts own and operate this dining hall on the grounds where the show is held
Norm Jones beside a big Allis-Chalmers tractor
Various engines running
Thumbnails like this one (a bit taller) are Norm Jones photos.
Rock crushing machine
Took four picture to get the whole name
Norm chats with fellow show goers
50 HP oil field engine. The skid is white oak and was cut from one tree. 12"x24"x20' BIG tree!
I think that this was hitched to a horse, or more properly the horse was hitched to it, and the round and round movement of the horse converted to rotary motion of the output shaft.
Vietnam era "mule"
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