Antique Farm Power Club
A 501(C)3 Michigan non profit corporation

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2018 Board of Directors: Back row L-R Vern Scott, VP, Jim Stuart, 3 yr director, Mike Bannink, 1 yr director, Glenn Lerch, secretary, Front row L-R Leon Pelfresne, 2 yr director, Mark Scholten, President, Irv Boersen, treasurer

 

 

Welcome!


The Antique Farm Power Club is a local West Michigan antique tractor club. We meet monthly to conduct the club's business and for fun and fellowship.  We sponsor an annual spring show for the public and participate in a number of activities throughout the year which further our mission.

Mission

The Antique Farm Power Club was formed in 1991 by a group of antique farm machinery enthusiasts whose purpose is to stimulate interest in collecting, restoring, preserving, and exhibiting gasoline and oil engines, gas/diesel and steam tractors, power driven farm machinery and any other equipment of historical value. We welcome individuals (men, women and youth) who share our interests to join us.

Annual Show

This club presents an annual show of antique tractors and other farm equipment , trucks and rural antiques on
the site of the Muskegon County Fair Grounds, Fruitport, Michigan. Activities include tractor pulls, Ford Model A swap meet, children's activities, flea market, food vendors, toy displays, sawmill, early days equipment demonstrations, "valve cover" car derby, tractor/truck parade, bonfire & marshmallow roasting.

2018 Antique Tractor and Engine Show

27th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show

June 7th, 8th and 9th of 2018

(Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Sponsored by the Antique Farm Power Club

For more info, Go to www.antiquefarmpowerclub.biz

Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 6621 Heights-Ravenna Road, Fruitport, Michigan 49415

Featuring

Anything that starts with a "C"

(Case, cockshutt, Caterpillar, Co op, Cushman, the list is huge)

 lawn and garden tractors

Gas engines are whatever you want to bring

 Trucks: Celebrating 100 years of Chevrolet

All makes and models welcome

 

Potluck dinner for vendors, exhibitors and members Thursday 6:00 PM

Live country music Thursday after the potluck  

 Antique Truck Show sponsored by the West Michigan Chapter of

The American Truck Historical Society(ATHS).

9th Annual Port City Ford Model A's Swap Meet

2nd Annual Water Wonderland wooden boat club

1st annual West Michigan CubFest 

Garden tractor pulls friday 7:00 PM

Antique tractor pulls Saturday 11:00 AM

Kids pedal pull Saturday 11:00 AM

Doodle bugs and Farmall Cub pull Saturday 3:00 PM 

Farm stock and pickup pulls Saturday 7:00 PM

 Daily Antique Tractor and Truck Parades 2:00 PM

Barrel train rides all day

Daily Early Days Equipment Demonstrations and Exhibits

Blacksmith

Threshing, Baling, Broom Making, Corn Shelling, Butter Churning, Wood Carving, Candle Making, Weaving and Spinning

Quilting demonstrations

Flea market

  Kids' Games 

Valve Cover Car Races

Home Depot will furnish a building kit for the kids

Overnight Camping Available. $10.00 per night

Vendors and exhibitors free camping

Food on the grounds

Public is Welcome.  Entrance $5 Donation, children under 12 free

Vendors and exhibitors free

 

Club Meetings

The club meetings are held at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant and Conference Center, 9103 Mason Dr. in Newaygo Michigan 49337.

Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month  (February through November--no meetings in December and January) with a social hour and dinner at 6 PM and business meeting at 7 PM. We presently have over 160 members.

Individuals and couples who share our interest and mission are invited to join our club.  Dues are $20 per year and due at the first meeting of the year.  

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2018 Calendar of Events

No meeting in January

February 14th  1st meeting of the new year Dinner at 6:00, meeting at 7:00

March 1, 208    Mackinac Bridge Crossing registration begins

March 10         Tractor Supply Company Grand Opening in Comstock Park Bring tractors

March 14th      Board of Directors meeting: 5:00 PM at Cronks restaurant 

March 14th        Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant Dinner at 6:00 Meeting at 7:00

April 11th          Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant Dinner at 6:00 pm Meeting at 7:00                          Owasso Tractor Parts will be here to give a little talk on the Bridge crossing.

April 14th        Tractor Supply Spring Black friday event. Bring tractors and equipment to North                                  Muskegon and comstock Park to show between 10:00 and 2:00

April 21st          Joint AFPC and 4H Clean-Up of Muskegon County Fairgrounds 8:00 am Lunch included                                 Cancelled due to the amount of snow that is or was on the ground recently and the leaves are                            wet and heavy. Rescheduled to April 28th

April 28TH         Joint AFPC and 4H Clean up of the Muskegon County Fairgrounds 8:00 am Lunch included

May 9th           Dinner and monthly meeting at Cronks Resturaunt Dinner at 6:00 pm meeting at 7:00 pm

May 12th           Annual Plow Day and Potluck at the Clarence Korson Farm, Hall Road, Ravenna, Mi

May 12th           Mackinac Bridge crossing rep meeting in Owasso 

May 19th           Lamont tractor show

May 20th           Alpine Twp tractor show. 7 mile and Baumhoff Comstock Park.

May 23rd           Planning for Annual Show--Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant Dinner at 6:00 pm There is no formal                          Meeting. At 7:00 there will be discussion on Show issues and a work bee to fill                                                 exhibitor goodie bags

May 25th & 26th  Western Michigan Old Engine Club (Ludington) swap meet

June 2nd            Spring lake boat show at Mill Point park by the Holiday inn. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

                        Bring tractors and engines

June 3rd            Pre-Show Clean-Up--Muskegon County Fairgrounds--All Day

June 6th           Board of Directors meeting Wednesday night 5:00 PM at the show grounds

June 7, 8 and 9     27th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show @ Muskegon County Fairgrounds

June 13th         Dinner and "After the show" meeting. Not a formal meeting. just sit around and discuss what                               went good, what went bad and how can we do better. What can we add.

June 16th          Lakeshore Museum center in Whitehall at Heritage Landing Bring tractors and engines

July 11th           Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant Dinner at 6:00 pm Meeting at 7:00

July                  Sparta Towne and Country Days tractor show 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the main street. 

                        At 7:00 PM there will be a kids pedal pull on the main street during the tractor show.

July 28th          Holton Days kids pedal tractor pull 11:00 AM

August             Coopersville Summerfest kids pedal tractor pull 11:00 AM

August 8th         Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant Dinner at 6:00 pm Meeting at 7:00               

August 8th       Board of Directors meeting: Location to be announced

September 7 & 8  11th Annual Mackinac Bridge Crossing of Antique Tractors (Mackinaw City to St. Ignace)

September 12th  Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant Dinner at 6:00 pm  Meeting at 7:00

                       (Note:  Election of Officers at this Meeting)

October 6th        Red Flannel Days Antique Tractor Show and Parade--Cedar Springs

October 10th       Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant Dinner at6:00 pm Meeting at 7:00

October              Grant Festival tractor show, car show kids tractor pull 11:00 AM 

November 14th    Veteran's Recognition  and Final Meeting of the Year--Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant Dinner at 6:00 pm Meeting at 7:00

NO DECEMBER MEETING!!!

Club Activities Include:

Three Day Annual Exhibitor Show

Mackinac Bridge Crossing

Tractor Pulls

Plow Day

Tractor Drives

Parades

Picnic Potlucks

Charity Drives

Community Service Projects

We are invited to other shows to display tractors

Kids pedal pulls

 

 

The 11th Annual Mackinac Crossing of vintage tractors will occur Friday, September 7, 2018. 1500 tractors are expected to cross the Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan's lower and upper peninsulas.  Leaving Mackinac City, the tractors travel the 5 mile suspension bridge to St. Ignace.  The tractors will remain on display at the Big Bear Arena in downtown St. Ignace after the parade and through Sunday, September 9. Members wishing to participate in the Crossing may register with Mark Scholten or Irv Boersen, Club Coordinators.  Current membership is required.