The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA), in conjunction with the National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association, will hold its 23rd annual convention and outdoor equipment show Aug. 8 to 10 at the National Pike fairgrounds located four miles west of Brownsville, Pa.
The HCEA, an international non-profit organization founded in 1986, is dedicated to preserving for public education the history of all types of construction, surface mining and dredging equipment. Visitors will be coming to the show from all over the world.
The show will feature many operating crawler tractors, graders, scrapers, bulldozers and other vintage machines as well as two very rare operating steam shovels; a 1913 Thew steam shovel and a 1927 Erie steam shovel. Other equipment on display will include a 3500 Manitowoc stripping shovel, and more than 40 other shovels, draglines, backhoes and cranes working side by side.
The show attractions also include steam engines and tractors, antique farm tractors and equipment, antique cars and trucks, a large craft display and flea market. There are several eating areas, plenty of shade, free parking and free primitive camping.
All antique equipment owners, collectors and enthusiasts are invited to display their equipment, visit the HCEA tent and check out the many vendors.
For more information call Louis McMaster at 724/356-2307 or Robert Kelly at 724/796-1377.