Norm Stuckey's newly restored very rare Super 88 Row Crop Standard Oliver.
4777 Upper Valley Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45424
The 22nd annual show of Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery
Association featured Oliver equipment August 5-8, 1993 at Findlay,
Ohio. There was a lot of enthusiasm among the collectors, members
of the Oliver Gang, from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. They were
determined to make their second anniversary show rival the great
Oliver show three years ago, at the Miami Valley Steam Threshers at
Plain City, Ohio.
The 130 Olivers were very impressive lined up in front of the
brightly striped hospitality tent. It was difficult to think of a
model or style that wasn't represented. The owners were
complimented on the fine restoration done. Not only did the
collectors bring tractors, but there was a wide variety of
implements including lawn tractors lined up around the hospitality
Richard Lynch, a successful farmer and Oliver man, became
frustrated when unable to buy side curtains. This led him to buying
industrial machines and then learning how to run them. The result
was beautifully re produced curtains for several models which he
can sell to help others. The McMillans also offered a wide display
Everyone appreciated the efforts of Keith and Roger Blue and
their families who made the show so successful. For this they were
given an appropriate plaque.
Steve and Jacquelyn Fish back helped to coordinate everything.
They brought many interesting pieces to the show.
As it neared five o'clock Saturday evening, the Oliver Gang
migrated to the banquet building on the grounds. For only $5.00,
five dollars!! the hungry group filed down the food line where the
members wives and Roger Blue loaded the plates down with good
things to eat. Mike Hodupp was MC for the evening's program
while his wife, Mary, made a pictorial record with the camera.
Gordon Mitchell from Michigan warmed our hearts by reading a poem
he had written. Don Wood was recognized for donating an Oliver plow
which was raffled off to put some money in the treasury. President
Bill Gamble said we had no dues, just free will offerings. We were
glad Bill's wife, Margaret, brought all those beautiful
tractors from Wiltshire, Ohio.
Derrell Wilkins, president of the hosting Findlay show, welcomed
the Oliver Gang and expressed appreciation for the big addition to