1961 Michigan model 175 Tractor Shovel
We are a couple of months away from our annual Northeast Rockbusters Antique Equipment Show! We are heading back to Plainfield CT and Mark Gluck's farm where we've had 3 successful shows previously. The feature machine for this years show is a 1961 Michigan model 175 Tractor Shovel owned by JV III Construction of Rocky Hill CT. Here is the loader working the 2015 show loading one of JV III's B-model Mack dump trucks! Come and see this machine working at the 2023 show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 4th, 5th and 6th 2023! See the show flyer below!

The Northeast Rockbusters are happy to announce that our 2023 Antique Construction Equipment Show is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2023 Mark Gluck's farm located at 157 Packerville Road in Plainfield CT.  Come on over and watch the antique equipment hard at work! See the show flyer for more information!

Admission is $5 daily. Children under 12 get in for free.

Show chairmen:
Dave Benn 401-644-7602
Joe Turco 401-932-2439
Mark Gluck 860-608-6013

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2023 Show Flyer

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We are the Northeast Rockbusters, the New England Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) which is headquartered in Bowling Green Ohio. We would like to welcome you to our organization and let you know what's in store for you if you become a member of our organization. First - there is no requirement to own or operate equipment to be a member. All you need is just to be interested.

As a member you will receive, "Rockbuster News", our chapter newsletter. The newsletter announces upcoming meetings, includes articles of historical interest, and stories from our most recent adventures. We also publish classified ads free for our members. We have an annual schedule of events listing; this includes not only antique equipment shows, but tractor and truck shows as well. This list is the most complete you will find. It alone is worth the price of membership.

We meet at least six times a year, usually at a member's home or shop. By moving around we can see what our fellow members have for "toys", as well as their everyday equipment. Meetings are usually held on a Sunday with a "show and tell" session. Members bring photo albums, old literature, stories, etc., all being items of interest. Technical problems and questions, about where to find obsolete machines or parts have been answered at our meetings. The best part is the people you meet, and getting the "free history lessons".

Northeast Rockbuster's dues are $20.00 per calendar year. In order to be a member of a chapter, you are required to be a member of the National Organization, (HCEA); dues for HCEA are $35.00 per calendar year and can be paid with your Northeast Rockbuster Chapter dues.

As a member of the HCEA, you will receive a magazine called Equipment Echoes, which is published quarterly. As a member, we would love to see your attendance at the HCEA International Convention. This show is something you probably have never seen before. Displays just don't sit there; they are out there digging, hauling, and working. You'll hear the sounds, see the sights, and smell the smells... with fellow iron enthusiasts. It's the time of the year all the "Big Boys" look forward to, when we get to take out our "Big Boy Toys" and play in the dirt. So, welcome all new-comers! Pack your work boots and your play clothes when you come to a show, and if you play really nice, you might get to run a machine or two. (That's with the owner's permission, of course!)

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