Thursday, August 11, 2016

Revisiting Seaton Power Show - Part 2

Rule number 37 in the world of blogs is: if there is a Part One post, you can bet there will be a Part Two at some point.  This is the part two of a previous post showing the Seaton Power Day which is in July every year.   

I can't say the place was crawling with people, and I suspect most of the folks I saw milling about were the owners of the tractors on display, but I neverthe less enjoyed walking around looking at the old machinery.  Wehn I worked on the farm for Uncle Ed he had a great wonderful orange-yellow Minneapolis-Moline.  It was the first tractor I learned to drive.  Nervously sitting on the fender as he showed me how to drive, I said something stupid.  As his dog Yippee was running across the field ahead of us chasing birds int he sky, I asked if he ever caught one.  He paused, no doubt thinking he'd hired an idiot,  and said, "No.  Can't jump that high."

I like the mower above.  It is a 1965 Gravely which has the high flamboyant style of the mid 60's cars coming out of Detroit.  The old car is a Model T Ford whcih Henry cleverly said, "You can have any color you want as long as it is black."  The last photo is a guy who was having a heck of a time getting his little industrial fan thingie started.  Tractor shows are a bit of a rarity these days.  The only other one I know about, besides Aledo's Antique Days is the Bushnell Fall Festival where they not only show them but parade them around the square.  Glorious.

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