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Rob-B

Gathering of the Orange (GOTO) Shows 2005:

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Well a possible birthday present from my familoy this year is to go to one of theses shows. I was wondering which one any of you might attend, so i could meet the most members. Gathering of the Orange (GOTO) Shows 2005: GOTO - West Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Show www.oklahomathreshers.org email: pawneesteamshow@sbcglobal.net Pawnee, Oklahoma May 6,7, and 8, 2005 (Friday - Sat- Sun) Featured Steam Engine: Corlis (which was owned by AC) Featured Tractor: Allis Show stuff: Steam engines (the big boys), tractors, gas engines, antique cars, antique machinery, wheat threshing, straw baling, saw mill, shingle mill, corn meal grinding, baker fan, prony brake (not sure what this one is), steam engine games, daily parade, indian dancers, crafts, quilt show, flea market, kids tractor pull, entertainment *** Lots of the big AC guys on the tractor boards are from this area so I expect it to be a good time GOTO - "Coming Home" Union Grove, WI on the Racine County Fairgrounds (near West Allis, WI where the farm tractors were made) September 16, 17, 18, 2005 Southeast Wisconsin Antique Power and Collectibles Society Fall Harvest Days www.fallharvestdays.com Special events: On Thursday the 15th, they are having tours around the old facotry grounds, and parade, and other misc events Rob

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rokon2813
There are a couple of LARGE show / swap meets here in New York every year. But no actual GOTO that I know of. For those that dont quite know what we're talking about: Gathering Of The Orange, is a national event, for Allis Chalmers. It moves around the country from year to year, to get full nation exposure. They generally have 2 shows per year. An EAST show, and a WEST show. And being labeled that, does not mean one will be on the east coast and one on the west either. They are generally east or west of each other and thats about it. LOL Like Kent said, the next one actually on the east coast is Maine, 2007. The GOTO East that most of us refer to, was, GOTO East was hosted in Canandaigua NY this past year. A big bunch of club members got together there to have our own mini goto at the national gathering. And that was a terrific sucess !! the show and swap meet is at Canandaigua every year, but this past year just happened to HOST GOTO. There is also a show about as big in Alexander NY every year too. Hope this clears things up a little for some. It just seemed to me by some of the posts and responses, a few were confused as to what GOTO actually was.

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ehertzfeld
Melanie was toying with the idea of a bunch of us New Englanders/New Yorkers, split the cost of a Ryder truck to haul our tractors in and have a convoy on the way up. It looks like it would be doable in two days, comfortably. Thinking about it "after I laughed at her" it wouldn't be to bad. I'm not sure what size or how much $ it would cost but if a few of us went in on it, it wouldn't be to much. Is there any of you who would be intrested in it? Elon

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D-17_Dave
You guy's make me jelous. I surely wish we had a little better showing down here. When we had GOTO at Denton a few years back I really enjoyed it. The bad part is I think it was poorly organised and so it mixed with the normally scheduled tractor show and I don't think AC got a fair show. I'd still travel a little to go to a show, but to maine or wis. is a little far.lol

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HubbardRA
Dave, There has been talk about some of the east coast members getting together at a show in either PA or MD, this summer. Would you be able to make that trek? I went to the GOTO show from VA last summer and had a blast. Only took about 10 hours to get there, pulling a trailer with two tractors. Went to Colchester, CT the year before. These trips are becoming the primary summer vacation for Becky and I.

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