Next Meeting
Saturday October 5, 2002
11:30 am @ Growler's Pub
Sunset Hills, MO

Bi-State Binders

A Missouri & Illinois IHC Collector's Club

Next Meeting
Saturday October 5, 2002
11:30 am @ Growler's Pub
Sunset Hills, MO

The 11th Annual Midwest IH Classic was held the weekend of August 9-11, 2002 in West Burlington, Iowa. In all approximately 45 IH vehicles of all vintages were present. Many fine examples of IH products were on display throughout the 3 day event. Despite somewhat lower attendance figures than last year's 10th Anniversary show, the quality and variety of products showcased was top notch. Being a somewhat smaller event gave participants a nice opportunity to spend more time looking over vehicles, parts and accessories. Perhaps more importantly, it gave IH fans the opportunity to make and renew friendships within our IH Community. Shows like this are wonderful for fostering that sense of 'family' among IH owners from around the region and throughout the country. Also a part of the annual event is the IH caravan to the Nauvoo Hotel for their well-stocked buffet style dinner on Saturday night. Always a great spread! One added highlight to this year's trip was an unanticipated chance to see the world's largest spinning swing bridge in action. While enroute to dinner, the caravan was stopped on the bridge over the Mississippi River to allow a river barge to pass. Everyone in the caravan was able to get out of their trucks and enjoy the scenery and see the bridge in action. What is often considered an inconvenience to local motorists was a nice treat for the visiting IH drivers. Next page