Buckley Old Engine Show Trivia Contest
Hello Buckley friends,
The following is the next trivia question along with the prior question’s answer, history, and the winner information!!
In 1979, thousands of farmers and over 600 tractors converged on the National Mall in Washington DC to participate in the February 5, 1979, American Agriculture Movement “_____________” protest.
What was the name of the protest?
The eighth person to email the correct answers to [email protected] along with their name and place of residence will win a fun Buckley prize.
Where did the phrase “Balls-out“ come from?
Answer: The phrase has its origins in the operation of a steam engines flyball governor.
History: The origin of the phrase “balls out” is this: Steam engines had fly-ball governors. The governor consisted of a rod with two ball-shaped weights on the ends. When the steam engine was running at maximum speed centrifugal force moves the balls up or out.
“Balls out” – adverb “giving it one’s all”, “extreme effort”, “head long”, “reckless abandon”
Congratulations to Davy Stotts of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Davy won a 2020 Buckley calendar for being the tenth person to correctly answer the August 2019 Buckley trivia contest question.
***Trivia Contest Rules***
Each contest announcement will provide the contest details which will include:
- tractor and engine history related question,
- number of correct answer required to win (e.g. the 5th correct answer), and
- contest instructions
To enter contestants must email their correct answer, along with their name and city and state of residence to [email protected].
Each contest will award a fun Buckley prize such as a Buckley t-shirt, coffee mug, or other Buckley related goodies. The prizes will be randomly selected and announced with the posting of the winner.
New trivia questions will be posted monthly. At the end of each contest, the winner’s name, city, and state of residence will be posted on the Buckley website along with the correct answer. The winner will receive an email notification of their win. A person can only win once per year. Only one guess per person per contest. The contest is open to everyone.
Prize fulfillment will be handled by the Advertising Committee. Each winner will be provided with claiming instructions in the winner notification email.
By entering the trivia contest you agree to receive Buckley’s e-newsletter and if you are a contest winner you also agree to have your name and city and state of residence posted on the website.