Midland Antique Engine Association Inc.

**Tractor Pulls for September 11th-12th have been cancelled**

There are too many other tractor events going on this weekend, including the Mackinac Bridge Tractor Crossing

Hello Everyone! Thank you for all the support you gave us through 2020, it is you that make all our events possible! Take care, and God Bless!

Our Mission -- Midland Antique Engine Association Inc. is a non-profit 501-C-3 organization dedicated to the education of all ages in the history and mechanics of engines, tractors, and associated equipment.

We want to send out our thoughts & prayers to the Shankel family, as they have lost a great man. D.C. Shankel passed away on Sunday, May 16th. D.C. was known for his infamous tractor train's. He will be dearly missed. Here is the message from the club (published on May 21st):

The club lost a long time member this past Sunday. For the past 20+ years, D.C. Shankel proudly displayed just about all of his collection every year at the show. The key phrase there is "just about all of his collection." Every year he would bring several semi loads of Farmalls (and a Case or Deere here and there) and a couple old trucks. I asked him several times why it was necessary to drag absolutely everything out of the barn and he always said, "what good is having them if no one gets to look at them." Anyway, in my eyes we lost a legend, but I might be a little biased because he was my grandfather.

I appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers in advance, but if you have any extra, send them to my Grandmother Barb, she needs them worse than I do right now.

-Trevor Balgavy


We need volunteers for parking at Leaman's Apple Barn on September 11th-12th! Please email us at maeaisecretary@hotmail.com or call Gage at 989-513-1412 if you are able to help!!

Upcoming MAEAI Events:

2021 Mackinac Bridge Tractor Crossing, September 11th

2021 Fall Pull Fest, September 24th-26th

2022 Auction, February 5th

2022 Show Date: July 8th-10th

Fall Pull Fest Weekend Schedule

September 24th - 26th


6:00 pm - Transfer Sled Stock Garden Tractor Pull - No Modified Tractors (i.e. Snowmobile/Motorcycle Engines, Turbo Diesel Engine, V8 Engines, etc.)

Weight Classes: 850 Youth; 850, 950 & 1050 Adult


9:00 am - Antique Tractors Division 2 & 3 Pull (Click here for classes)

5:00 pm - Central Michigan Pulling Sled Truck & Tractor Pull (Click here for classes) - Admission $10. 12 Years of age & under are free!


10:00 am - Deadweight Antique Tractor Pull (Click here for classes)

2021 MAEA Tractor Pulls Schedule.

April 24th (Transfer Sled) & 25th (Dead Weight)

May 22nd (Transfer Sled) & 23rd (Dead Weight)

July 9th (Garden Tractor), 10th (Transfer Sled), and 11th (Dead Weight) - SHOW WEEKEND

August 6th (Garden Tractor), 7th (Transfer Sled), and 8th (Dead Weight)

September 11th (Dead Weight) & 12th (Transfer Sled *Tentative*)

September 24th (Garden Tractor), 25th (Transfer Sled), and 26th (Dead Weight) - Fall Pull Fest Weekend

In the event of inclement weather or need of additional information, please call Nathan at (989) 513-0917 or Gage at (989) 513-1412, or email maeaisecretary@hotmail.com

Click here for full schedule

Click here for full pull rules

About the club

  • You are invited to attend any of our meetings! Our club meets once a month, on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the clubhouse. E-mail us at hsriggie@gmail.com to find out more info about meetings and membership.

  • Our meetings are full of great discussions and valuable support from fellow engine enthusiasts. You don't need an engine or tractor to be a member, just an interest in the mission.

  • Members: The club membership currently stands at about 94 families.

  • Dues: Membership is $25 per household, this includes head of household, spouse, and all family members living in the household 17 years old and under.

Contact us

If you need more information, please contact Harold Riggie @ hsriggie@gmail.com or call him at (989) 859-6480

MAEAI does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.