It is hard to believe that Summer is over. It has been a wonderful Spring and Summer highlighted by two really great Gathering of the Orange shows, a really hot and well attended Allis Connection Show, the Orange Spectacular show and the Allis featured show in Marshalltown IA. as well as all the other shows featuring Allis-Chalmers. The Allis-Chalmers collectors are a hearty breed bringing their tractors implements and anything else Allis sometimes hundreds of miles to meet old friends and make new ones. As I Have said before, there are so many young families that are becoming involved because of the dedication of those who came before them. When I go to a tractor show most Allis collectors have heard of The Allis Connection, the color newsletter and the only 12 month all Allis-Chalmers wall calendar in the US.
For as long as almost anyone involved with The Allis Connection can remember, Chuck and Cheri Dornbush have been integral to the operation of the club and the club sales trailer. They are retiring from the sales trailer at the end of the show season effective October 6, 2018. They helped lead the club during their tenure and we owe them a huge thank you. Ron and Theresa Sexton will be taking over the club sales trailer, lets wish them luck and your help will be appreciated at Club shows.
The Gathering of the Orange in Pontiac lived up to all the promises. There were 97 D-21’s on display as well as scale models. Several 4-wheel articulated tractors and lots of implements with hundreds of Persian Orange tractors spent Labor Day weekend just north of Pontiac IL. We met folks from everywhere in the US and Canada. It is impressive that the loyalty to Allis-Chalmers brings folks hundreds of miles to be a part of agriculture’s historic past.
The crops look really good in this area and are sure to be record breaking even as others have suffered from too much rain or no rain, it is unfortunate that we can not all share in a bountiful harvest.
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 September 2018
Membership - U.S.A. $23.00 & Canada & Overseas $35.00 (In US Funds) 6 Issues of the Newslettlers.