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This past weekend was this show with a couple of us in attendance. Weather  was hot & dry but very breezy. We all managed to have a good time! Got to hang out with the Acterberg clan & extended family and had an awesome time! A debut outing for  Dan's McClean and my 1067.  First off was the steam engine fireworks show.. for those of you that have never saw this done they get the boiler good & hot and a nice head of steam and then throw bags of shavings form the shingle mill on the fire!

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Our line ups..

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Ice cream making with a hit n miss

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Dan @Achto giving the 'shutt 30 a run for the money! He did place for a trophy in weight class.  

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The nephew gets seat time on the 30

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Dan's brother Tim on the 20 & Dan on the Oliver

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Ollies were the feature tractor

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Log sawing and other assorted saws. There were some other lumber making going on but I failed to get  pics...my bad. I did manage to get some of those log slabs for end table making. Those old saws and heavy bars make straight cuts!

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Great pic's Jim!! @WHX11. I will have to add some more tonight.

It was great to finally meet Ryan @Rp.wh & his family, and to hang out with new & old friends. There were some great exhibits & plenty of vendors, as well as some after show GT games that we got in on.  Still wish we would have thought to get a pic of the long line of GT's on our night cruise around the grounds.

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I thought of it after we got back. We decided we were going to go for a 'moonshine ride" about 9:30 pm so about five of us take off to make a circuit around the show grounds, which were really nice by the way,  The name was fitting for what we were enjoying at the time, and the moon was full and bright! :lol: The campers sitting by the fires loved our little parade & after we almost got back I looked in back of us and there musta been 20 GT's jumped in along the way. Was pretty cool to see all those headlights. Next year we will advertise more and get more tractors in!

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These are great pictures.  The first picture of the wheel horses make them look like athletes ready to sprint.

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Other fun & games....the chain pile where you take a length of chain and connect to the hitch and see who can make the smallest diameter  pile by driving forward backward over it. Obviously fast hydros rule cause you only get two minutes!

 

Then there was the cart backup contest... theses clowns just tried to do with a guy in the cart!

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This is what happens when Dan or Ryan forgets to gas my tractors up and it runs out on the other end of the show grounds! Recognize the delivery  tractor Tom @Shynon?

 

 

I did manage to pickup a wheel horse while I was there.. a little girl who was obviously fond of stuffed horses graciously let me use one for a photo op with the spare trailer tire. No I was not sick from imbibing ... the green is from the yard light we were under!

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I also attented this event it was a while sense i been to a tractor event and this show was very impressive with all the swap,venders and tractors. I had a blast meeting @Achto and his family they will being the inner kid out in you with all the toys and games they have going on! Also have to thank @WHX11 for the carb rebuild on my suburban and @Achto for help also! They also have alot going on for kids with a kids corner where they gives rides on tractors face or arm painting, which my kid loved and a splash pad to cool them off. 

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2 hours ago, WHX11 said:

This is what happens when Dan or Ryan forgets to gas my tractors up and it runs out on the other end of the show grounds!

 

Problem is Dan & Ryan were not informed that it was our job to watch your fuel level.:D 

 

A proud man with his new Wheel Horse. :)

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This guy almost deserves a thread of his own....he built a can crusher out of a hit-n-miss. The time and work this guy must have in this is incredible..... all fully automatic! really had to be seen to be a appreciated my pics do not do it justice. .

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2 hours ago, Achto said:

I will have to add some more tonight.

Yes you need to show the fellas that tractor signage ... Ryan's were pretty cool too!

1 hour ago, Achto said:

informed that it was our job to watch you fuel level

So from now on we need to appoint a official  fuel level watcher...usually falls to the youngest or the :teasing-newbie: don't it?!?! :ychain::lol:

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33 minutes ago, WHX11 said:

 

Yes you need to show the fellas that tractor signage ... Ryan's were pretty cool too!

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Heres my sign just taped on to the dimond plate but it will be better for next show.

 

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So from now on we need to appoint a official  fuel level watcher...usually falls to the youngest or the :teasing-newbie: don't it?!?! :ychain::lol:

Ohh boy i guess that falls on me then :snooty:. I guess if the old minds cant remeber the young ones can.

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Well once again I seem to have dropped the ball when it came to remembering to get show pic's. I gotta get better at that. I did manage to get a few though.

 

A pic of my friend Jason taking Lincoln out for a cruise on his Massey 8.

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Jim grabbing some seat time on my "Rat Rod", Ryan's display in the back ground. Sorry Jim, I missed the wheelie shot. I also need to get a pic of you skiing behind a GT, I will not miss that photo op next time.

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Jim's display

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My display

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I wasn't quite busy enough getting ready for my first show this year so I decided to make new display signs. My idea was to make them resemble the grill the tractors.

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Despite the heat & wind with plenty of dust to chew on, there was a good size crowd for the show. The club also served up a great breakfast on Sun. morning, which was free to all exhibitors. It included eggs, sausage, & pancakes, I don't think any one left the table hungry.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice Dan nice.... the detail on his signs was fantastic guys .....I thought fer sure they were laser etched  but nope....did it all with his fourth grade wood burning set!!!! The lumber was nothing fancy just plywood but it worked! 

Seat time on the rat rod was the best....guys kept giving me the wheelie sign so I had to oblige and and scared a gal right out of her support hoses!....:o

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