A FAMILY EVENT – WHAT A GAS!!
On September 11th, 12th and 13th, 2015 the 44th annual Dublin Gas Engine Meet was held at the Cricket Hill Farm. Parents and children of all ages came to play! While the inclement weather held off until Sunday evening, the overcast skies on Friday and Sunday allowed a comfortable atmosphere for us to set-up and break down our exhibitor displays. Sunshine came early Saturday morning and by 10am there were so many spectators that the overflow parking on Rte. 101 was initiated.
All in all, the weather cooperated for a weekend of viewing old gas engines, an antique tractor parade and the chance to do some tradin’ with fellow gas engine buffs! If you needed an old engine to be placed on your trailer or on your truck bed, just mention it at the registration table and JJ Lavender’s Ford tractor came to your rescue ready to lift it into place! There were lots of smiles and happy viewers.
The Cricket Hill grounds provided a busy hub for the working gas engine displays: one making ice cream, one turning baseball bats on a lathe powered by an antique gas engine, an antique house fan display, a sawmill making wood shingles and a sandbox for the little ones to play in with antique Tonka trucks and tractors.
We even caught a glimpse of one very patient pup in the driver’s seat of his master’s vintage truck watching the antique tractor parade! There was something for everyone! The teens got to drive the antique lawn mowers and one tractor owner pulled a string of carts full of children around the field.
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