The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the construction, is hosting its 27th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition September 14th through 16th at the National Construction Equipment Museum at 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green, Ohio.
The show features demonstrations and displays of horse-drawn, steam, gas and diesel-powered antique construction machinery, cable and hydraulic shovels and cranes, hit and miss engines, antique trucks and tractors, and more.
This year’s show will include the annual convention of the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club, and will feature numerous restored Caterpillar machines. Equipment from the Museum’s collection of over ninety pieces, including the restored 1926 Marion 21 electric shovel and 1950s Cat DW20 motor scraper, will also be demonstrated.
The show is open to the general public. Anyone involved with the construction, mining and dredging equipment is especially encouraged to attend, so they can observe the ancestors of today’s machinery in action. The last HCEA show in Bowling Green, which was held in September, 2009, featured over 300 exhibits and drew some 7,000 attendees from around the world.
Show hours are Friday, 9:00 to dusk; Saturday, 9 to 5; Sunday, 9 to 3. Admission per person 12 or over is $7.00 daily, or $15.00 for a weekend pass.
The HCEA was founded in 1986, and has over 4,300 members in twenty-five countries. In addition to its magazine and hosting an annual working exhibition of restored construction equipment, it operates the National Construction Equipment Museum and archives in Bowling Green, Ohio. Individual memberships are $30.00 within the USA and Canada, and $40.00 US elsewhere. Information is available at www.hcea.net, or by calling 419-352-5616 or e-mailing email@example.com.
- Historical Construction Equipment Association | 16623 Liberty Hi Road | Bowling Green, OH 43402