2014 BF Avery Spring Show & Meeting


 APRIL 25 -26, 2014

Days Gone By Museum

Portland, Tennessee

The BF Avery Spring Show and Meeting will be on April 25th and 26th, 2014 at the Days Gone By Museum in Portland, TN (daysgonebymuseum.com). Jerry Collins, the owner and our host for the weekend will be there both days of the Spring Show to give details of his collections.
There is a good selection of motels at Exit 2 off of I-65 in Franklin, KY The Museum is about ten miles from this Exit:

  • Best Western Inn 162 Anand Drive 270-598-0070
  • Econo Lodge 3894 Nashville Rd 270-586-3291
  • Hampton Inn 4010 Nashville Rd 270-598-8001
  • Quality Inn 3794 Nashville Rd 270-586-6100
  • Super 8 Motel 3811 Nashville Rd 270-586-5090
  • Holiday Inn Express 3894 Nashville Rd 270-586-7626

We have a very nice dinner buffet planned for the Spring Show & Meeting on Friday night and a down south Bar-B-Que lunch that will come to us on Saturday. I know it seems early to start planning, but mark the weekend on your calendar 2014 Spring Show and Association meeting.


Days Gone By Museum
122 Davis St
Portland, TN 37148


Days Gone By our host for the 2014 Spring Show and Meeting is located in an antique complex housed on the grounds of the old Davis Cabinet Factory which was the first factory in Portland, TN. Collecting pieces of history has always been a passion for Joey & Kathleen Collins and they’re very pleased to be able to share this collection with the public. The extensive collection includes steam engines, antique trucks, tractors, and more!




Inside the massive warehouse,  Joey & Kathleen houses over 120 antique tractors, 82 of which are John Deere from the beginning of the century. He also has 15 fully restored trucks from as early as 1907. Included in his care is the second fire truck purchased by the city of Portland new in 1937. The fascinating collection also includes a pair of wagons from Hungary from the turn of the century, plus an original 1919 Panhard gas delivery truck that has all the original accessories showing how the gas was dosed out.

Things to see and do within 30 miles of exit two in Kentucky at I-65.

  1.  Kentucky Downs and Sly Fox Restaurant
  2.  Lost River Cave – Underground boat tour – Gem mining Sluice
  3.  National Corvette museum
  4.  Shaker museum
  5.  Octagon Hall museum
  6.  Summer Crest Winery
  7.  Antiques & specialty shops
  8.  Museum of Beverage Containers & advertising
  9.  Frontier Life Center-Manskee Station & Beaver Plantation
  10.  NASHVILLE!!! is 30 miles from exit 2

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About Editor

As a contributing Editor to the BF Avery National Tractor Club’s Quarterly Newsletter I have written about a wide range of topics in my column The Kracked Head Update, covering the BF Avery Company’s history, tractors and equipment. I have attended many Antique Tractor Shows and talked with exhibitors about their passion for the BF Avery brand, Personally I own a 1948 BF Avery Model V that was purchased by my father around 1950.
I’m a Vietnam Veteran, having served aboard the USS Bausell, DD-845 and a member of The Tin Can Sailors Association as well as The Tonkin Gulf Yatch Club