The 2022 show season has officially begun. Bonnie and I exhibited the model E 20-35 and grandpa’s UC in the Westland Mall in Burlington, IA the last weekend in February; Allis-Chalmers was the featured tractor. Close to fifty tractors exhibited with seventeen of those being Allis-Chalmers. It was a nice break to the long winter. The next weekend was the Missouri Allis-Chalmers swap meet in Lathrop MO, probably the largest swap meet to date, and many people with parts, whole tractors and implements to sell and those looking for parts.
My son helped me take the sheet metal off of our 190XT gas in order to get it washed and prepped for her redo with new paint. I am again using an acrylic polyurethane single stage paint that is from a manufacturer in Kansas with its background in the aviation industry. The paints name is Mini-Mix 7, it is a universal paint that covers well and lays on smooth and is easily repaired when used with an epoxy primer. I was surprised at the weight of the fenders and the number of bolts everywhere. This tractor has never refused to start and is very reliable in cold weather.
The 2022 Hall of Fame recipients are Norm and Donna Meinert. Everyone knows Norm and Donna; in 1983 Norm was instrumental in helping to start Old Allis News, and The Gathering of the Orange idea along with Richard and Nancy Sleichter and Nan Jones. Norm is well known for his manufacturing of parts for the older tractors and sales of numerous parts to help us keep our treasures running.
We have been given a rare opportunity for this Father’s Day weekend; Harold Joseph has helped us get an opportunity for 60 people to tour the Jon Kinzenbaw tractor museum on Friday June 17th this will be in place of the tractor drive. More information can be found elsewhere in the newsletter, a big thank you to Harold.
Want to take this time to once again promote the 60-mile tractor drive scheduled for June 4th we are featuring Allis-Chalmers, all tractors will need to maintain 12 miles per hour. A $25.00 fee will go to AG in the classroom. More information can be found in the newsletter.
Once again, the Father’s Day show will be three days, June 17, 18 and19 at Middle Amana Park, Middle Amana IA. We are planning a get together on Thursday evening with a fire, brats, hot dogs, chips and salads with ice tea and soda as well as anything that someone else may want to share. We did this last year and those folks that participated had a good time. Friday evening will be a repeat of Thursday evening with a get-together around a campfire. Parade and drive-by of the nursing home will be held Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM with a couple of demonstrations and the always popular kiddy pull at 12:00PM Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening will be the banquet and scholarship auction at the Stone Creek Golf Course in Williamsburg IA. Tickets will go on sale during the show in the main building at The Allis Connection booth. Feature tractor will be the green tractors. Look to the website or facebook page for updates. Sunday is church services held on the grounds at 8:00AM. See the flyer elsewhere in the newsletter.
We have seven scholarship applications, again this year with some very good essays which will be shared in future newsletters.
I want to thank everyone in advance for coming to the 2022 Father’s Day Show, these are difficult times which I am sure we can weather. The Allis Connection show was the only All-Allis show in 2020 and the show in 2021 was the largest we have ever had. Let’s all come together for a weekend of fun dedicated to our Persian Orange hobby.
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
............be sure to get your Newsletter to read more.
This was last up-dated JUNE, 2022
Membership - U.S.A. $25.00 & Canada & Overseas $35.00 (In US Funds) 6 Issues of the Newslettlers.