A 45-year tradition

August 4, 2018

Engine show offers fun for all ages

SCOTTVILLE — For Mike Jacobson, the Western Michigan Old Engine Club’s Old Engine and Tractor Show is a matter of enjoyment.

Jacobson has been a member of the Old Engine Club for 20 years and has been volunteering to help run the corn shelling machine for more than seven years.

“It brings back memories of being a kid on the farm,” Jacobson said. “It’s very valuable for people to see what (life) was like for farmer.”

This is the Old Engine Club’s 45th annual show.

There are more than 15 attractions on display including a corn shelling machine, a hay baling machine and a threshing machine.

In addition to those, there are also nearly 200 tractors on display.

The Old Engine Show began when nine guys with a shared interest in hit-and-miss engines decided to run their engines together. They invited the community to watch.

What they found was there were many others also interested in the engines.

“And a show was born,” said Bruce Patterson, one of the organizers of the show who has been a member of the club for 42 years.

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