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Posted May 22, 2012 - 05:31 PM

For anyone with an Elec-Trak or New Idea or Wheel Horse variation and an occasional visitor to Elec-Trak.org , check out the Rsvp invitation for July 28 . Still shopping for new camera worthy of the event . That is Bennington VT . Will check later for correction on title.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:23 PM

DH1 asked about whether this should be combined with the event of same topic . My opinion is that since this event is part of the official history project they should both stand on their own merits .The reunion part may be a one time event and will need a photo album .

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 06:10 PM

Just back from Bennington Center For The Arts where Mr Laumeister hosted a 40 th reunion and gathering of enthusiasts.
Great time had by all . Wish DH1 had been there . Minimal rain . The obligatory back to back tractor pull , gas vs electric
AND ...... electric vs electriic EGT vs Mark Frerkings 40 anniversary S.E special edition . Pics will follow , I got em. More later. Sparky.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 06:44 PM

Lookin forward to the pics.
I thought for sure, Doug would've been there.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 09:33 PM

Back to Back tractor pull . 40 th anniversary edition vs EGT 200 . Not the best pic but was hurry up before the owners could change their minds . The cheat part was wet pavement .

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 02:59 AM

Who won?

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 05:41 PM

Who won?

On first pull the S.E. with differential lock . On second pull , three extra riders on the New Idea gave the advantage to the N.I. At that point the N.I. owner said it was over .
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:19 PM

Here's some better pictures of the 40SE
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This tractor is a combination of a New Idea EGT200 and modern technology.
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Posted August 02, 2012 - 06:40 PM

Here's some better pictures of the 40SE
IMG_20120728_095345.jpg Complete 006a.JPG Complete 015a.JPG

And a Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kFk3IgTT9M

This tractor is a combination of a New Idea EGT200 and modern technology.

I am still in a quandry about the situation of the first mass produced one being in service 42 years later or Mark's dramatic re-creation. I was hoping to see " 001 " . Maybe next year .

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Posted May 05, 2013 - 10:50 AM

This years event tentatively scheduled July 20  2013 .   And  001 may be brought in by a Brink's truck.



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 08:20 AM

This years event for July was canceled due to various reasons . Another alternate event for  Sept 14 may or may not happen . No word yet .

 

                            It is strange the lackluster support given the supposed interest in green energy .



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 08:53 AM

Last yrs Bennington event was the one to go to that's for sure and I missed it.

 

This yr the Sept 14th event there's no talk, interest, activity, I don't think it's going to happen ??? maybe for a select few. ???

 

There's another event called Bushfest on Sept 28th that one looks like it's going to happen, there seems to be interest in it.



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 09:12 AM

Just being realistic with this this statement - there is too much vested interest in remembering the events of first half of 1970 in a certain way . Overall a good thing was shadowed by too much .

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 08:07 PM

For this years' event it was scheduled for June 28 2014 with demos of Hustlers etc. Starting from Feb announcenment , RSVP returns of regrets to not attend poured in . Finally in June the event portion was cancelled but an invitation for picnic style meeting was still possible .

I and a friend from N.J. went to see what would happen . We had a blast . 5 hour meeting with Bruce and two others. No picnic , we just kept listening with occasional questions .The fellow from N.J. is a GE retiree ( not Elec-Trak ) .

All in all a good day tater .
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Posted July 12, 2014 - 07:18 AM

Photo06280946.jpg A little something for my Canadian friends . Others too . At the parking lot entrance .





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