Antique Construction Equipment Show Announced
BOWLING GREEN, OH The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is holding its 31st Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition. The show will be held at the HCEA's National Construction Equipment Museum at 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green, Ohio, from Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 through Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, and is open to the public.
The show features live demonstrations of antique construction machinery powered by horses or mules, steam, electricity, gas and diesel. Equipment and vehicles built or powered by International Harvester are being featured, along with the National Construction Equipment Museum's unique collection of more than 60 machines. Many of the machines being shown were built in Ohio communities including Marion, Ohio, Galion, Ohio, Lorain, Ohio, Euclid, Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, and Columbus, Ohio.
Members of the Black Swamp Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society will be showing their vintage trucks on Saturday and members from other chapters in the area will join them. The show also includes an exhibit of antique farming machinery owned by members of Power of Yesteryear. Other attractions include hit and miss engines, historical displays, memorabilia vendors, and a huge sandpile for the kids to play.
All owners of antique construction equipment, trucks and engines are encouraged to bring their machines for display; past shows have had equipment from as far away as California. The last HCEA show in Bowling Green had more than 330 exhibits and approximately 7,000 visitors.
Show hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to dark; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission per person ages 12 or older is $10 daily or $20 for a weekend pass.