PHOTOS BY BRIAN ACKLEY
Sharing trade secrets is always one of the fun parts of the Florida Flywheelers experience. The club had its first show of the season last week at its Avon Park Cutoff Road park, and Dave Young, left, of Sorrento, Fla., and Greg Best of Sarasota got a chance to compare notes. Both were exhibitors at the show.
The Flywheelers enjoyed a spectacular stretch of weather for their show last week. It was warm enough to enjoy some homemade ice cream, but not so hot that the creamy confection dripped away in the heat. Here, Ron and Linda Blanchette of Sebring took a break to enjoy a cone.
Barbara Gustafson, from the Gustafson Farms building, shows Brigitte Calloway of Bartow some items in their display. Like most of the Flywheelers show, there are plenty of antique tractors mixed in with a cornucopia of other interesting items and merchandise.
One of the more interesting things to do at Flywheelers is look around at all the interesting transportation "contraptions" that are used to get around the 240-acre park. Forrest Hammock of Winter Haven fashioned this interesting "ride" for his family last week.
This flywheel driver mini Ferris Wheel had some riders that were a little stuffed, and cute.
Connor Stevens from the Summerlin Military Academy took a moment to browse for some bargains.
There's only one good way to get a close look at one of the many engines that are on display. Here, Jim Kelley, left, of Sarasota, gets an explanation from Pete Kaarup of Winter Haven, right.