VINTAGE GAS ENGINE ASSOCIATION
The function of the club is to preserve, restore and display those
items of a by gone era commonly used in industry, agriculture and Marine,
which played an important part in the Quinte area, and to encourage
respect for skills and efforts of the designers and builders of the past
and to provide a safe and secure opportunity to display restored relics.
For the past 31 years the Quinte Flywheel Show has become popular with the people in the Quinte area. It has giving the public a nostalgic look at the past centered around the internal combustion engine and its related equipment. In the days before hydro, especially in the country, the farmer would use the engine for various chores like pumping water, grinding grain, rolling oats and running a washing machine. Some of the bigger engines would be used for threshing grain, sawing wood, running a stone crusher, a line shaft in a blacksmith's shop or in a canning factory, plus the marine engines were commen to the Quinte area. At the show, you will not only see engines but also early farm tractors and antique cars.