Show VGTCOA EXPO 2020

Dougt

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Event Date
Jul 31, 2020
Location
10418 County Road 37 Findlay, OH
VGTCOA Expo 2020


For those of you that expressed interest in the expo, the show will go on! BUT......Not at its original location and not as normal as we would like but we are forging ahead. This is kind of a work in progress and is being done in cooperation with the county health dept. Below are more details:


The 49th Annual Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association Show, Tractors, Equipment and Engines, Garden and Lawn Tractor displays and VGTCOA Expo, all good to go. "EXHIBITOR camping only", No General Public Camping. Small Exhibitor camp sites may be and probably can camp with their display. We are going to be going on the fly with this, the situation is some what fluid. Work with us. The show is officially termed by the County as a drive through show. The isles will be set up so that you may stay in your car and drive through the display areas and tractor rows and or park to set and watch activities. If you wish to walk around you are welcome to at Your Responsibility and if you interact with people it is at Your own Responsibility. / Parking available. Food vendors. Camping Is PRIMITIVE.. Porta Pottys - KYBO"S around the place. There will be no actual flea market area but exhibitors are welcome to bring swap/sell items with no selling fee. Bring your Tractors, Engines and Equipment small and large and lets fill up that 40 some acres!!


The show will take place at 10418 County Road 37 Findlay, OH. The location is south of Findlay, North of Arlington off of State Rt 68. For those of you who are not familiar with the area Arlington is about 8 miles south of Findlay on St Rt 68 With ease of access from State Route 103 / St Rt 68 from the south / St Rt 235 / St Rt 30 And by extension I-75 connecting nearby to three of these routes that lead to Arlington. The I-75 to St Rt 68 connection at Findlay is a little awkward to say the least at this time with road construction. Hopefully that will change by show time.
Wayne Smith President 412.721.4987
Gas engines contact Mark Shulaw 419.516.2996 /
Lawn tractors contact Mike Biery 419.722.3762 /
Vintage Garden Tractors Doug Tallman 419.545.2609/
July 31st August 1
Exhibitor set up July 30th
$10.00 NOAMA membership required, no other fees. No Camping Fee, No Golf Cart Fee
Spectator admission Free.
 

Dougt

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Just so I know, how much is a family membership?
They don't offer an actual family membership. 10/person,
under 16 included w/parent. That used to benefit you at the fairgrounds because they charged admission. Here, admission is free so 10 would cover to exhibit.
 

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I don't know if Doug will have a chance to post pics, but I'll send a few up.

Warm welcome from the club, made some new friends and seen some new sights.

Loran and I are camping (she talked me.into making breakfast both mornings)
So far, an extremely relaxing show.

Only breakdown I had was the fuel line in my Roper developed a check valve and would NOT allow fuel to pass. Hit it with 100psi and still wouldn't go
Replaced the line and like a new tractor again.
 

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jabelman

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nice pics, the first group I love that massey photo, that picture would make a good puzzle.
I see a speedex racing a panzer,
what is that on sears 10xl?
that tiger tractor is great too would love to have one those
 

Propane1

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Thanks for the pictures. No shows here. Sure miss lookin at stuff.
Like the ferguson with the hay pusher. Or I think that’s what it is. And the Massey Harris 33 on steel wheels. Don’t see that around here. And the Economy with the saw Bench. You’d want to watch your step around that. All nice stuff.

Noel
 

MH81

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Same question as jabelman....what's that mounted outboard on that 10XL crank??
nice pics, the first group I love that massey photo, that picture would make a good puzzle.
I see a speedex racing a panzer,
what is that on sears 10xl?
that tiger tractor is great too would love to have one those
Tecumseh engines have that CDI issue. Expensive to replace, etc.
This is a distributor off a continental engine that has been coupled to the crank and I believe it's missing 2 lobes of the 4 but still has.the flyweight advance.
Points cover is there, but rotor and cap are removed.
Under the hood is a coil and resistor.

Friggin genius.
 

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Part 5
Friday was such a perfect day. Weather, lite breeze, people per square yard, tractor sights... Saturday it woke us for breakfast with a good solid sprinkle that turned into a long, slow, steady, soaker.

Loran and I leisurely loaded in the small breaks. Eventually got soaked but not our spirits. Little grumbly a few times, but it Turned funny at some point. By the time we started the truck and gave a nod to St Chris, we were wet clear thru
Managed to not get stuck (wasn't easy) and got out.
Went past @Dougt at about 5 mph, but the speedometer said 15.
(I apologize if I got mud on anybody, I was trying not to... Oh, and Loran wants me to tell you to say G'Bye to Penny).
We went about 10 miles in squish shorts and pulled under an overpass to change.
I held the blanket for Loran, and she did the same for me. I am not nearly as nimble and changing clothes in a truck requires.
It rained...Hard all the way to PA. Made frequent stops to get drinks or leg stretches.
Finally got home at 11.

It was a wonderful experience and fantastic people. The camaraderie was magnified by the challenges of the year. Saw lots of neat stuff and we feel very blessed to have gotten to go.

They made the show a drive thru for those who weren't comfortable getting out of their vehicles, or weren't able to traverse the field terrain. Everyone was conscious of the pedestrian and car interactions and it went very smoothly. Many cars went thru Friday with kids pressed against the windows. For families who have been sheltering, it gave them a chance to see.the sights without making them uncomfortable.

It was a bonding trip for Shorty and I (rent camping is for the young) and a welcome respite from what passes for normal now.

Thank you to the exhibitors, club members and officers. Your efforts are noticed.
 

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