"Old Iron" enthusiasts from across Alabama gathered October 14th at our annual Shelby Iron Works Festival. Bringing along an outstanding variety of tractors, garden tractors, mowers, vintage trucks, hit & miss engines, and other examples of early machinery, these folks are a huge addition to our festival and provide a real treat for everyone.
This was our fifth year to host and promote antique tractors at the festival. Each festival has seen an increase in the number and variety of equipment displayed. The antique tractor participation is due, in large part, to efforts of the good folks of Southern Antique Iron Association. It was their participation five years ago that sort of jump-started our efforts to host old machinery. With their continued help and support, the Shelby Iron Works Festival Tractor Show and Parade has become a growing and much anticipated part of festival weekends here in Shelby.
In addition to Southern Antique Iron, we greatly appreciate all the other local and not so local folks who brought old tractors and other equipment. Their help in expanding our festival with more excellent examples of "Old Iron" is welcomed and much needed. They have our sincere thanks. We hope all can make it back in 2007.
Anyone interested in joining the fun at Shelby by bringing "Old Iron" to next year's festival can get more information by contacting us at: email@example.com. Your contact information will be passed on to Harry Burks who is our coordinator for the old machinery. Harry will get in touch and add you to our mailing list.