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Ferry * Hart * Hesperia * Mears * New Era * Pentwater

Rothbury * Shelby *  Silver Lake * Stony Lake * Walkerville

 

 

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O.A.T.S.

Oceana Antique tractors

Oceana Antique TractorS

is preserving the heritage of "old iron" as we participate in many activities, often with stock antique tractors and equipment along with garden tractor pulls and activities.

founded in 1999

By antique tractor and Old Iron enthusiasts

From Oceana and surrounding counties

 

INTRODUCTION:

Oceana Antique TractorS was established in 1999 by a group of tractor enthusiasts who had an interest in preserving and restoring antique tractors and farm equipment.

The group has grown tremendously over the past few years due to an active event calendar allowing everyone in the group to participate in some way throughout the year.

The secret to our success is a group of people who work together to get the job done. Members in the group "pitch-in" as needed at events and meetings, bringing success to our club.

Our first event is held on March 17th with the St. Patrick’s Day Mud Run with other activities going through October 4th & 5th, closing with the Woodland Market Fall Festival.

The OAT’s group does not endorse one brand of tractor over another but does require regulations to be met when participating in official tractor pulls.

We are pleased to say, "We get bigger every year." Monthly meetings are held for organizational purposes on the second Thursday of each month.

EVENT CALENDAR

March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day Mud Run Parade

At the Oceana Grange Center. Take Polk Road east to 100th Avenue, follow the signs. 6:00 P.M.

April 24th: Oceana County Folk Festival

The Oceana County Fairgrounds is located at the corner of Polk Road and State Street in Hart. Antique tractors will be on display. 8:00 A.M.—4:00 P.M.

May 3rd: Express Feeds Tractor Show

South of Rothbury on Oceana Drive. OATS will have tractors on display for Express Feeds Open House beginning at 9:00 A.M.

May 17th: Test and Tune at Woodland Market.

This unofficial tractor pull is a help in getting tractors in tune for the pulling season. Come out and cheer on your favorite make and model! Directions: Take Shelby Road Exit and turn west on Shelby Road and follow the signs. Approximately two miles.

June 21st & 22nd: OAT’s very own show at Woodland Market. Come out and see what our club is made of. Lots of activities for kids and adults alike. Activities may include a Slow Race, Blindfold Race, Oldest Tractor trophy, and Best of Show, antique tractor & garden tractor pull along with a "Kids Pedal Pull." (Directions listed above.)

August 31st: Heritage Days Parade & Pull

Hart Heritage District. Directions: In Hart, take Lincoln Street east to site.

September 14th: Show at Heartland Health Center in Whitehall. Directions: Take Colby Road Exit west to Peterson Road. Turn south. Peterson Road curves and turns into Lewis Street. Heartland Health Center is on the north side of the street. Approximately 10:30 A.M.

October 4th & 5th: Woodland Market Fall Festival

This is our last show of the year. It will be a nice grand finale to our calendar. On Saturday, Flat River Tractor Club will host a tractor pull with an OAT’s pull on Sunday. Plans are to hold a "Kids Pedal Pull" as well.

PARADES

June 14th: Asparagus Parade. Downtown Shelby at 2:00 P.M.

June 28th: Walkerville Parade for Pioneer Days

July 3rd & 4th: Hesperia Parade (4th)—Fourth of July Celebration!

August 16th: Pentwater Homecoming Parade @ 2:00 P.M.

September: Lakeshore Public Academy Fall Fest

Location: 72nd Avenue, South of Monroe Road.

October 3rd: Golden Fair Parade in the Land of Mears.

-Please check local listings for parade starting times that are not listed-

Lakeshore Antique Garden Tractors Show will be July 3rd-5th in Pentwater. This show displays a large variety of vintage lawn & garden tractors. Directions: Take the Pentwater Exit east to 66th Avenue. Turn north on 66th to Washington Road. Turn east on Washington Road about 1 1/4 miles to site.

July 13th: Scottville Chicken B.B.Q./Tractor Pull

Directions: Take US 10 east into Scottville. Turn south at the light. Go down the hill to Riverside Park. Turn east into the entrance follow signs to the show grounds.

August 1st-3rd: West Michigan Old Engine Show at the Riverside Park Show Grounds. (Directions listed above.)

August 13th-17th Buckley Old Engine Show in Buckley, Michigan.

August 16th—Pentwater Homecoming Parade Downtown Pentwater at 2:00 P.M.

September 11th-13th—Scottville Harvest Festival downtown Scottville. Tractor Pull on 9/13 at the Show Grounds.

OAT'S SHOW

We are quite proud of our OAT’s shows that are held at the Woodland Market in Shelby. This gives our group time to develop our skills while being supportive of each other, building friendships, and learning together.

We try to make our events "family" oriented to allow time for children of all ages to experience and learn about the past history and use of old iron.

Stop by and "check out" our activities sometime. Who knows, you just might have a good time!

 

Officers for 2003

President:         Carl Wiegand

Vice President: Ken Church

Secretary:         Duane Cooper

Treasurer:         Gordon Anderson

Board Members

Scott Anderson             Alan Peeraer

Tony Suykerbuyk         Don Tietz

 

The OAT’s group does not endorse one brand of tractor over another but does require regulations to be met when participating in official tractor pulls.

Due to insurance purposes, tractor event participants MUST be members of our club. If you would like additional information on how to become a member, please contact any member of our club at one of our events.

We are pleased to say, "We get bigger every year." Monthly meetings are held for organizational purposes on the second Thursday of each month at the Mears Transportation Building.

OAT’s will be listing its event calendar on the jdheritage.net website. If you would like to contact a member, you may e-mail a member through this site.  Even though we are an "antique tractor" club, we like to stay current with technology too!

Thanks for checking us out!

See you soon.

 

 

 

 


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