Orange Spectacular Show Updates

Thank you all for your inquiries regarding the show. We live in a different world these days and this discussion is one that our UMACC Board Members take seriously and have been conducting in great detail.

The Upper Midwest A-C Club board of directors met on Sunday evening by phone to discuss the Orange Spectacular, scheduled for the end of July. While Governor Walz extended the Shelter in Place order to May 18th and will announce then what will happen after that, we all agree to press on FULL STEAM AHEAD and assume no cancellation or postponement.


We have scheduled another phone meeting for May 31st to discuss it more at that time. We will continue to post updates here and on our Facebook page as we know more.

We all pray our loyal members are healthy and safe and look forward to seeing everyone again very soon!

Spring Membership Meeting

Plans are being reviewed to reschedule and hold this meeting sometime during the show. We will update the website and our facebook page with updates when available.

12:00 p.m. – Lunch will be served

1:00 p.m. Meeting will be called to order

This is a membership meeting, if you know someone that would like to become a member…bring them along!!!

McLeod County Historical

Society and Museum

380 School Road NW

Hutchinson, MN 55350

Questions contact Darrell Grams Sr.: 612-280-3397 or dgrams@frontiernet.net

Field Demonstration – Letter Series Plowing Team

This year we will be featuring the letter series plowing team in the Field Demonstration area. We are attempting to have the complete line-up, which is something that has never been completely accomplished in all the years at our show. What is the letter series plowing team you ask?

Anything from the model E up to the WD-45. If you have a tractor and plow that you’d like to participate with, call Cody Hager (507-696-4765) and he will be able to reserve a spot for you. We are looking for at least one of each of the following model tractors: E, U, UC, WC (un-styled), A , WF (un-styled), B, WC (styled), RC, C, WF (styled), G, WD, CA, WD-45.

We are excited to see all of these tractors in action in July.

2020 Orange Spectacular Tractor Raffle

Buy your Tickets Now to Win a 1960 Allis-Chalmers D14 Tractor with Dirt Scoop or $4,000 Cash

Raffle Ticket Request Form

2nd Prize: $1,500 cash
3rd Prize: $1,000 cash
You must be 18 years or older to purchase a raffle ticket or to win a raffle prize.
YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Unable to come to the show? Don’t know of anyone who has tickets? Don’t worry!
Fill out your information on the Raffle Ticket Request and send to Todd Grams. Todd will send you the ticket stubs. Your tickets will be dropped into the ticket tumbler drum with the other tickets at the show.

Raffle drawings take place in the Pavillion at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26th, 2020

We thank you all for your support in buying raffle tickets.  Without your support this fantastic show would not be possible.   Great plans are already in the works for the 2020 and 2021 shows. Remember, 2021 is the 30th Anniversary of the Orange Spectacular and our 3rd time hosting the Gathering of the Orange.  We all hope to see you there.  Check out the website for upcoming features! 

Need Additional Ticket Booklets? 

Please contact Lori Miller at 612-483-2712 or Todd Grams at 612-719-3955 or by email miller8120@gmail.com or toddegrams@yahoo.com to purchase ticket booklets. 


Children’s Raffle

Purchase tickets either in advance or at the show.

Please contact Lori Miller at 612-483-2712 or Todd Grams at 612-719-3955 or by email miller8120@gmail.com or toddegrams@yahoo.com to purchase tickets before the show.

Nomination Committee

Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee of the Upper Midwest A-C Club™ is hard at work before our spring meeting to find candidates to run for a position on our Club’s Board of Directors. The Nomination Committee consists of Board Member Cody Hager, along with the volunteer help of Curt Anderson, Dale Heintz, and Arlene Bushard. This year we will be voting for four members at our spring meeting in April. Typically we only vote for three Directors each year, but due to some departures on the Board several years ago, our voting schedule got out of our normal cycle. Our plan for this year’s election is to award a three year term to three of the candidates with the highest number of votes. The candidate who receives the fourth highest number of votes will receive a two year term to get our elections back on cycle. Once the Nomination Committee has all of its nominee’s chosen, they will post the candidates biographies on the Club’s website prior to the election at our spring meeting in April. The biographies will also be available for viewing the day of the meeting. Thanks to those who volunteered to help with the Nomination Committee this year.

We look forward to spring and seeing all of you at the meeting in April.

Reconstruction of Hwy 15 Through Downtown Hutchinson During the 2020 Orange Spectacular

MnDOT will reconstruct Highway 15/Main Street from 2nd Ave., near the South Fork Crow River Bridge, to 5th Ave. S due to deteriorating pavement. Sidewalks and pedestrian crossings will be upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The City of Hutchinson will be replacing utilities (sanitary sewer & water) in downtown Hutchinson under Highway 15/Main Street. This work will require a detour.

In addition to the reconstruction of Highway 15/Main Street, the pavement from 5th Ave. S to just north of the roundabout at CR 115 (Airport Road) will be resurfaced. Current sidewalk and pedestrian crossings along this area will be upgraded to meet ADA standards. A north bound left turn lane at Linden Ave. will also be added. This work will be done under traffic and will not require a detour.
Both projects are scheduled for the 2020 construction season.

2020 Orange Spectacular Featured Tractor – The Model Two-Ten

Each year, the Upper Midwest AC Club™ features a specific Allis-Chalmers tractor model as their way to continually promote and preserve knowledge of these machines that highlight a part of the Allis-Chalmers company history. During the 2020 Orange Spectacular®, the featured tractor will be the model Two-Ten. This year marks its 50th Anniversary of production. With less than 1,500 of these tractors ever built from 1970 to 1972, this “Landhandler” tractor filled the 42-horsepower gap between the 190XT and the Two-Twenty models. Except for the sheet metal and fuel system used on the Two-Ten, there were very few mechanical differences between the Two-Ten and Two-Twenty tractors. The same 3500 turbocharged diesel was used but a lower-output injection pump was set to produce a 122.40 PTO versus the Two-Twenty output of 135.95 PTO. When it was introduced, Two-Twenty orders took a big drop, but the Two-Ten gave Allis-Chalmers a much needed entry in the strong 120-hp market for two years until the new 7000 family came out in early 1973.

Anyone interested in bringing their Two-Ten to the Orange Spectacular® is welcome!
If you have questions or if you need to register your tractor, please contact a Board Member.