The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is holding its 26th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition.
The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is holding its 26th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition at the I & I Tractor Club show grounds in Penfield, Ill., July 8 through 10, 2011.
The show features demonstrations and displays of horse-drawn, gas and diesel-powered antique construction machinery, cable and hydraulic shovels and cranes, hit and miss engines, antique trucks and tractors, and displays by the Quonset Air Museum and the Navy Seabees Museum. It is open to the general public, and everyone involved with the construction, mining and dredging equipment is encouraged to attend, so they can observe the ancestors of today’s machinery in action.
Show hours are Friday, 9:00 to dusk; Saturday, 9 to 5; Sunday, 9 to 3. Admission per person 12 or over is $10.00 daily or $25.00 for a weekend pass.
Along with demonstrations of antique construction machinery, the show also will include I & I’s tractor pull, sawmill, museum, Fairbanks engine, blacksmithing demonstration, and other attractions. The HCEA will have a tent for indoor vendors, and outdoor vendor, flea market and swap meet spaces are available through I & I. People movers will be available and golf carts can be rented on a first-come/first served basis.
The Saturday evening banquet will be held at the German Fall Festival Center, 101 South Main Street in nearby Gifford, and will include an auction and raffle. Banquet menu includes steak or chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. Price for the banquet is $30.00 per person.
For more information, visit www.hcea.net.