For those of you that read this page, There will be a short tractor drive Friday afternoon June 15th and will leave the show grounds between 2:00 and 3:00 PM. We will travel through Main Amana to East Amana back through Main Amana and through the campground before returning to the show ground, about 5 or 6 miles.
Our yearly meeting and banquet at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana, IA was one of the largest in several years. Dan Hauter, Ron Sexton, and Dave Maddox were the incumbents and were reelected to new terms. Dan Fuss allowed his name to be placed on the ballot also, thanks Dan for offering your help. Bill and Karen Hoeppner were selected by the Board to be this year’s inductees to the Hall of Fame, for their many years of support and hard work preserving the Allis-Chalmers legacy and The Allis Connection. I must thank the staff and management of the Ox Yoke Inn for their fine service and welcoming attitude.
Show season has definitely taken off. Bonnie and I made the 700+ mile journey to Gray, Tennessee with our D-15 Series II and a three bottom semi-mounted plow to join many other tractors and implements from all over the Central and Eastern U.S. We met folks from Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama; just goes to show how wide spread interest is in Allis-Chalmers. There were a great many young families involved from all over the U.S. wearing Persian Orange and the Allis LOGO. The WF was the feature tractor, and for a tractor that was not common in this region several were in attendance. Dave and Deb Harrington also brought their 6-12 Duplex all the way from Nebraska. There was a quilt display where several that were put together with an Allis-Chalmers theme, see later in the newsletter.
After the show on Sunday we left our tractor and trailer and went on a short vacation to Ashville N.C. toured the Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Mountains, saw some waterfalls, stopped in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and saw a lot of beautiful scenery. Learned an interesting fact, virtually all the virgin forests had been cut down by the end of the 1800’s. The beautiful forests that we drove through that seemed endless, are only about one hundred years old. Southern hospitality is alive and well, whether at a tractor show, motel staff, restaurant or vacation site. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
The new 2019 calendar is out and has very nice pictures that you have sent in to Dale. Dale works very hard on the calendar and puts a lot of time into selecting the pictures that we use. If yours was not selected do not give up but send in a new picture, be sure to read what makes the best pictures on the back of the calendar. We are always looking for pictures and stories for the newsletter. Be sure to send them to Dan Hauter 4 Crestwood Dr., Carlinville, IL., 62626 (217) 710-8056, email@example.com. Bonnie is working hard on the memberships and calendar sales, I married a very thorough and organized woman, have no idea why she has stuck around. Send renewals and calendar requests to, The Allis Connection%Mike and Bonnie Anderson, 913 N. Main St. Abingdon, IL. 61410 (309) 462-3517 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dan, Bonnie and I look forward to hearing from you.
We are looking forward to the Orange Spectacular, local tractor drives and shows, the Gathering of the Orange in Pontiac, IL., as well as the bridge crossing at Mackinaw City, MI. They put a limit of 1500 tractors this year ought to be quite a show. This issue won’t have come out till after our Father’s Day Show in Middle Amana in June. The September issue will tell about how that show went. As always send your pictures and stories for everyone to enjoy.
Mike and Bonnie
I know I have forgotten something, read your newsletter closely and watch the website and facebook page for updates.
Have a Wonderful Autumn,
Mike and bonnie
If you haven’t already found it be sure to look up the Allis Connection Facebook page and see the fun things Zach and Jessie Wilson have placed on the web for all of us to enjoy and introduce others to Allis-Chalmers and the Allis Connection. allisconnectionfacebook.com
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This was last up-dated May 2018
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