From out of the past come the thundering hoof beats of the great white horse with the
speed of light, a cloud of dust & a hearty "Hi-Yo Silver".....but don't expect to see the "Lone
Ranger" galloping across our show grounds....BUT what you can expect are the sights, sounds
& flavor of days gone buy. Times when horses pulled the plows that broke the earth to plant
the harvest. Followed by steam tractors & trains that opened a new age & path to the west.
You will see a 1913 "Giser" saw mill in action along with a "Crown" shingle mill that was built
in the teens. We feature "Miss Berrtha Kilowatt's" which was once used as a back up
generator in Campbell, MO. Every now & then we still use it to produce electricity during our
shows. This is just part of the sights & sounds you will experience on your visit with us. I
could go on & on but it is best for you to enjoy, learn & explore all of our 15 1/4 acres we
call "RUSTY WHEELS".
Now it's up to you. We meet the second Saturday of each month at high noon. We have a pot
luck lunch & meeting. You're sure welcome to come & visit with us, have lunch & just maybe
you'll want to join after visiting with us.
We'll be lookin' for you....
Rusty Wheels started in 1978 when five guys, Mickey Jones, David Hensley, George Mathews,
Earl Henry & Merle Lewis, got together & put on their first show at Earl Henry's place. The next
two years the shows were held at the Newton County Fair Grounds. After that shows were held
in Western Grove. On May 24th, 1993 the club purchased these 11 acres for $36,00.00 from
Roy "Rosie" Crawford. Our kitchen, called "Rosie's Chuckwagon" is named after him. On a "hand
shake", the Bank of the Ozarks handled the financing. The property is now "free & clear". Just
recently the club received the donation of four more acres adjacent & to the west of our
current property line. Club members Sam & Vidana Jennings were the donors of this much
appreciated gift. The club grounds have now grown to 15 1/4 acres.
You can find us just about 6 miles south of Harrison, AR 72601 at 5722 Hwy. 65 South. If
you're coming south out of Harrison, we'll be on your right hand side but on the other hand if
you are coming north on Hwy 65, we'll be on you're left. Either way we're not hard to find.
There's a big steam train & some tractors sitting around in our front yard. If you need phone
numbers, please look on the "OFFICERS" page.
Old Engine Club
Harrison, AR 72601
Featured Tractor-Allis-Chalmer "G"
for our 2013 shows.
B.O.A. Blacksmiths of Arkansas
The club covers much of central & northern Arkansas.
Many of their members showed up & demonstrated
their art & expertise. They both entertained &
educated the visitors to our show. Many THANKS to
This activity is an all time crowd pleaser. We
had lots of tractors & an eager & excited
crowd that enjoyed an afternoon of pulling in
a host of weight classes.
100 Year Old Tractor
The pictures to the left are a 1913
Aultman-Taylor Model 30-60.
Club member Mickey Jones owns
it. This tractor was built from
1910 to 1924. The Aultman-Taylor
factory was in Mansfield, Ohio
and they started production of
mostly threshers and later on
tractors in 1892. First ones were
steam and by 1910 they had
four-cylinder gas engines as well.
If you go down to our shed and
look at Mickey's you'll see just
how big this thing is. It's 9' wide,
11' tall and 18' long. Rear wheels
were 8' in diameter and it
weighed over 12 tons.