A Warco grader built in 1930 has been purchased and restored by Doug Callahan.

A Warco grader built in 1930 has been purchased and restored by Doug Callahan.

Pioneer Collector’s Club brings in new addition

June Griswold shares news of the Shuswap Pioneer Collector's Club

A new addition has been added to the tractors and other items owned by the Shuswap Pioneer Collector’s Club members.

The addition is a self propelled Warco grader. It was purchased by Doug Callahan in New York City. It was built in 1930; running gear is a 10-20 International. When he purchased the grader, it was running but he spent two years restoring it to its original condition.

The attendance at the Steam Plowing & Tractor Pull event Sept. 30 at Irv Eisler’s farm was more than 550. There were many events: tractor pulls, rolling a barrel with a tractor, grading, plowing, and lawn mower races. Vic Henry had his newly constructed Motor Buggy on display. A few classic and antique vehicles, an army truck and trailer with army radio equipment, displays of tools, bikes, and much more.

Some of the women of the club were spinning, weaving, sewing with a treadle sewing machine and crocheting.

Dwight Johnson had his 1926 Wurlitzer Carousel Organ playing music for the crowd.

It was a very eventful day with beautiful weather, and as always the great pancake breakfast, and lunch.

This event is the last one for 2012. Some of the members will be in the Light Up Parade in Armstrong for Christmas.