Thanks to Jim Pessek and the crew at J & L Videos for this great video showcasing the many events during the 2021 Orange Spectacular.
The Upper Midwest A-C Club hosted the 30th annual Orange Spectacular in Hutchinson Minnesota and was pleased to host this year’s location for the Gathering of the Orange – West. Hosting the national show brought many new visitors. This year’s feature tractor was the D-19 which celebrated its 60th anniversary. Join us as we take you on a tour of the many Allis-Chalmers tractors and implements brought to the show. The Field Demonstrations got underway with the Allis-Chalmers 22-36 Threshing Machines followed by the popular All-Crop Harvester family, raking, baling with the Roto-Baler and small Allis-Chalmers square balers, bale loading and plowing with Allis-Chalmers tractors big and small. The video also includes a look at some Allis-Chalmers toy and model railroad displays, the last Allis- Chalmers Tractor built, an Allis-Chalmers G used at the LaPorte factory, an Interview with Jan Jocham – former employee of the West Allis Plant, and Much More!
Thanks for coming and see ya next year for the 2022 Orange Spectacular July 22-24.
Thee Upper Midwest A-C Club™ is excited to be hosting the Gathering of the Orange – West.
To celebrate this event, a banquet will be held Thursday evening July 22, at the Hutchinson Event Center, approximately three-quarters of a mile from the McLeod County Fairgrounds located at 1005 Highway 15 South, Hutchinson, Minnesota.
A social hour will begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:00 p.m. A short program will follow the dinner.
The dinner menu will consist of broasted chicken, beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, dinner roll, coffee, milk, water and cake for dessert.
Tickets are $25. Reserve your spot now by completing the Gathering of the Orange Banquet Form and send the form back to us along with your payment by mail to:
19384 310th Street
New Prague, MN 56071
Please make checks payable to the Upper Midwest A-C Club™
Registrations must be received by July 15, 2021.
Additional information is also available on the form.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the show this year. Let’s make it the best one yet!
The 2021 Orange Spectacular® Show Toy is the Allis-Chalmers model 2300 Self-Propelled Sprayer.
The cost of the Allis-Chalmers model 2300 Self-Propelled Sprayer is $179.00
For details on how to order, please Download Toy Flyer Here.
The Upper Midwest A-C Club™ would like to thank you for your interest in the Allis-Chalmers 2300 Self-Propelled Sprayer show toy. Due to a lack of shipping containers and truck delivery issues, the 2021 Show Toy will not be available for pickup at the Orange Spectacular® show this year. All orders after June 30th must include the cost of shipping. The shipping charge is $20. It is anticipated that your order will be shipped by early-October pending any further delays.
2021 Orange Spectacular raffle tractor is a 1960 Allis-Chalmers D14 with Dirt Scoop.
To purchase additional tickets please Download Raffle Ticket Request Form Here
Additional details outlining date, time, and location of the raffle on the last day of the Orange Spectacular are available from the Raffle tractor page here.
2021 Field Demonstration – D19 Plowing Team
This year we will be featuring the D19 plowing team in the Field Demonstration area. If you have a tractor and plow that you would like to participate with, please call Cody Hager (507-696-4765) and he will reserve a spot for you. We are excited to see these tractors in action in July.
Want to bring your D-19 tractor to the show?
Go to our show contacts page to find the right person to get your tractor registered.
All attendees bringing their tractors and other machinery to the Orange Spectacular to exhibit are required to read and complete the Tractor Registration & Safety Waiver Form
The form available here for download contains important safety rules for equipment owners and operators to follow during the show.
For any questions on the form and the information that is presented within the form, please reach out to any of the show contacts here by using this link.
The goal of the Upper Midwest A-C Club is for everyone, equipment owners and visitors alike, to enjoy themselves during the show.
“Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.” – Author Unknown
We look forward to a safe and fun 2021 Orange Spectacular.
Form Available for Download:
- Area Campgrounds and Hotel Accommodations.
- Show Contact information.
- Raffle Prizes.
- Special Events.
A complete general show schedule is available by viewing our SHOW SCHEDULE site page.
This past weekend, many of the Upper Midwest A-C Club™ members got together to play in the dirt. Just kidding, these guys and gals worked very hard to complete all the necessary ground preparation before construction starts on the new building sometime in 2022.
A video created by Jim Pessek @ J & L Videos can be viewed below to show the hard work of club members over the weekend.
Take a sneak peak at these photos to see this crew in action:
Pictured from left to right are: Joe Graunke, Joan Paulson, Dave Grinnell, Scott Overgaard
The Board of Directors would like to thank all of the members who attended the Spring Membership Meeting on April 17th which was held at the Hutchinson Event Center. One of the agenda items at the meeting was the election of Directors. The Board would like to welcome its newest member Dave Grinnell. Re-elected to the Board was Scott Overgaard, Joan Paulson and Joe Graunke.
We appreciate everyone’s attendance and please remember to mark your calendar for the next Membership meeting on November 13th.
Upper Midwest A-C Club™ Board of Directors