April 27-28, 2001

This was my first show of the season, and the day turned out to be perfect for any type of outdoor activity. I was on a limited time schedule, so didn't get to see much more than maybe a quarter of the displays;-( It appears that it was a great "off season", since there were quite a few new and interesting engines displayed.

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This 10 HP Famous was one of the first engines to greet me. This one belongs to Don Crawford of Mebane, NC
Walter Weddington, of Mooresille, NC was there with this neat new cover on his display trailer. Walter, in the green shirt, has a 1 1/2 HP "Big Chief", a 1 1/2 HP Olds, a 1 HP Brownwall, and two 1 HP Union Giants on the trailer.
This beautiful 2 HP Mietz and Weiss was shown by Carl Rhodes,Jr. of Bridgewater, VA. In the background is a trailer load of McCormick Deering "M"s, representing the full size range of this line of engines. Owned by Dale Hollen, Mt. Crawford, VA.
Gary Shifflett of Pleasant Valley, VA is the proud owner of this 8 HP Bessemer. On the right, is the perfect way to haul old iron, a Mack B61.
Tom and Millie Schmutz of Concord, VA had several engines here, including his latest, (I think) acquisition, this 7 HP Economy.
Several members of the stationary engine list got together for a chat and to reluctantly pose for a picture. From the left, Larry Sain, Cat Square, NC, Robby Harris, Lynchburg, VA, Dallas Cox, High Point, NC, Tom Schmutz, Concord, VA, and myself.
Here are two shots of a 6 HP Gade owned by Bill Hash of Peterstown, WV. Bill and another friend from WV, Pete Stauffer of Lerona were sharing their shade with Greg Doby of Burlington, NC. I don't know what happened, but I failed to get a picture of the Olds engine that Pete was showing.
Greg was showing his new 3 HP Schmidt Chilled Cylinder.
Tom Weatherford of Big Island, VA is
shown here with his nicely restored 6 HP
Bailey Wilkins of Amherst, VA is shown here with his display featuring a John Deere engine running a pumpjack, a 1 1/2 HP Lister "D"running a pump to water the flower garden, and a Cushman "Cub" running a squirrel cage fan.
A great day for a great show!! Many thanks to all the members of the Antique Engine Association of Reidsville for a great way for me to start the show season.