Farmers Get in Touch With Roots at Antique Tractor Show

Black Creek Antique Car and Tractor Show slated for a fifth consecutive year.

Published on: Sep 22, 2008

Black Creek, N.C., is an eastern North Carolina farming community that hasn't forgotten its heritage. This year the town is again holding its Black Creek Heritage Day celebration and for the fifth year in a row a big part of it will be an antique car and antique tractor show.

Heritage Day will feature a variety of events and exhibits taking place all over the downtown area of Black Creek on Saturday, Oct. 18. The car and tractor show will be located at 200 Church Street at the United Methodist Church. Last year there were 108 entries in the car and tractor show.

"What I like about the antique car and tractor show is that it is different than a simple car show," says Clyde Shafer, organizer and one of the sponsors of the show. "The tractors really highlight the farming history of this area. People who restore tractors are a bit more relaxed than those that restore the antique cars. Antique car owners usually have signs up that say, 'Don't touch.' Most of the tractor people don't mind if you touch their tractors. They'll invite parents to sit their children up on the tractors, take snapshots and so on."

The Heritage Day car and tractor show will be held rain or shine. The cars will be judged in various categories, including Top 50 Classic Cars, Top 25 Late Model Cars and Top 25 Tractors. There will also be Best of Show, People's Choice and Participants Choice awards.

There will be an indoor awards ceremony at 2 p.m.

The car and tractor show is being sponsored by Shafer's Industrial Services, a heavy equipment repair service and by Shafer's Cleaning Services. For more information on the car and tractor show call Clyde Shafer, (252) 239-0379.

For more information on other aspects of Heritage Day, call Ellen Dawson at (252) 243-3540.