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HCEA to Showcase Antique Equipment in Bowling Green

Wed July 22, 2009 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) will host its 24th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition Sept. 18 to 20.

The show will feature demonstrations of horse-drawn, gas and diesel-powered antique construction machinery, hit and miss engines, antique trucks and more. Equipment and vehicles built or powered by International Harvester is being featured, along with machines in the National Construction Equipment Museum collection.

Unlike past shows at the museum, scrapers from the museum’s collection will join those owned by HCEA members in digging a one-acre pond on the site, with the spoil being used to create a massive pile of dirt for the shovels and excavators.

Members of the Black Swamp Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society will be showing their vintage trucks on Sept. 19, and they’ll be joined by members from other chapters in the area.

Additionally, there will be a consignment auction of vintage equipment and parts.

Consignments are invited; consignees agree to donate 8 percent of the sale proceeds, with a minimum $25 donation, to the HCEA.

The expo also will feature historical displays, dozens of memorabilia vendors, and a membership banquet on Sept. 19, with tickets $20 for adults and $10 for children. Roy LeTourneau, son of R. G. LeTourneau, will be the speaker.

Admission per person 12 or over is $5 daily or $10 for a weekend pass. The show will be held at the National Construction Equipment Museum, 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green, Ohio.

The HCEA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1986, is the only organization in the world dedicated to preserving and documenting for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries. We operate the National Construction Equipment Museum in Bowling Green, Ohio, and the museum includes a unique archives that encompasses sales literature, photographs, repair manuals, business records and more for over 2,600 manufacturers of such equipment from the 1870s to the present day.

For more information, call 419/352-5616 or visit

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