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#16 Auburn David OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2015 - 10:03 AM

You can Mow with GTs???


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 10:27 AM

At our tractor show, there is a guy with a hit & miss that shoots corn cobs with parachutes out of the exhaust pipe. The kids love it.


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Our local tractor show was killed by the "Lincoln Days Gestapo".  Anything involved with our Fall Lincoln Days is controlled by this group, and sadly they can't see the forest for the trees.  The show was very popular, but because they can't see anything worthwhile past the city limits, they strangled our show till nobody in tractors wanted to put up with them any more.


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Our local tractor show was killed by the "Lincoln Days Gestapo".  Anything involved with our Fall Lincoln Days is controlled by this group, and sadly they can't see the forest for the trees.  The show was very popular, but because they can't see anything worthwhile past the city limits, they strangled our show till nobody in tractors wanted to put up with them any more.

That is a problem in a lot of town any more.  One has to be with the "In Crowd" to be heard.  A few with a little money and authority want to rule everything.  There latest was a renovation of an old Opera House to the tune for a few million.  Lot of use now but who is going to support it and pay their bills in 6 or 8 years when the newness wears off.  More Political correctness at work.


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 11:31 AM

I think in due time the Garden Tractors will be a main feature at most shows, Many shows started on steam and steel wheel machines primarily because thats all that was made at the time, now that the GT's are getting older than 30+ years I think we'll see more and more enter the shows, and the ones who continue to be a stick in the mud and only allow big tractors will continue to see their shows decline.  Alot of people who collect this stuff have some sort of attachment or were raised using those machines so I think with the next generation of people coming we're seeing a change in guard to the next line of equipment, not many people are around anymore who used the 20's and 30's stuff so now we're seeing the next group of 40's 50's to 60's stuff come into the picture.


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 11:52 AM

We have a pretty good show over this way (Really 2, one in the spring and one in the fall). It is mostly the big tractors, but there's a handfull who bring in the small stuff for show. I seem to remember it being bigger when I was little. But EVERYTHING seems big when you are little. 

 

http://www.nittanyan...e.org/index.php


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 01:07 PM

Another problem with the show in question, nearly every bigger town around had something going on the same weekend!


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 03:13 PM

That is a problem in a lot of town any more.  One has to be with the "In Crowd" to be heard.  A few with a little money and authority want to rule everything.  There latest was a renovation of an old Opera House to the tune for a few million.  Lot of use now but who is going to support it and pay their bills in 6 or 8 years when the newness wears off.  More Political correctness at work.

Same thing at Elizabethtown, KY.  The old "State Theater" was revamped for big bucks.  It's been several years and now barely keeping it's head above water.  The elite got the show going, but they've moved on to bigger & better things, and took their money with them.


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 04:13 PM

I dont have to worry here..I dont know that there has ever been a tractor show here close to me..now mud truck shows and gun shows and such are pretty big..even old car/hot rod shows..but few GT /tractor shows if any.


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Posted September 29, 2015 - 05:10 PM

We have one 'local' (within 20 miles) show a year here. I went to Pawnee (60 miles one way) this Spring. The city puts on some event, but it's more of just a parade of old cars and bikes!



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Posted September 29, 2015 - 08:06 PM

That is a problem in a lot of town any more.  One has to be with the "In Crowd" to be heard.  A few with a little money and authority want to rule everything.  There latest was a renovation of an old Opera House to the tune for a few million.  Lot of use now but who is going to support it and pay their bills in 6 or 8 years when the newness wears off.  More Political correctness at work.

Both Franklin and Meadville have old theater houses that have been revamped.
They both continue to be well supported by the community and the thespians who perform.
http://www.barrowtheatre.com/
http://www.theacademytheatre.org/
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