Welcome to the
Northeast Rockbusters Chapter
Historical Construction Equipment Association
J Melone and Sons photo courtesy of Northeast Rockbuster Photo Archives.
Message from the Northeast Rockbusters President
Our 2015 Rockbusters show was a success!! Many thanks to all those involved in setting up and running this show including the Show Committee, the volunteers, the family members, the vendors and the people that attended!! And thank you to Mark Gluck and his family for offering his farm for the show and for all the help they gave us!!. We had a great show although warm and dusty at times, we hope all that were there had a great time!! We moved a lot of dirt and thanks to all that brought their equipment to make this happen. A great thank you to Mark Gluck and his family for offering his farm to us for the show and all of the support and help that the Gluck family provided.
Kevin Maguire, Northeast Rockbusters President
We are the Northeast Rockbusters, the New England Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) which is headquartered in Bowling Green Ohio. We would like to welcome you to our organization and let you know whats in store for you if you become a member our organization. First there is no requirement to own or operate equipment to be a member. All you need is just to be interested.
As a member you will receive, Rockbuster New which is our chapter newsletter. The newsletter announces up coming meetings, articles of historical interest, stories from our most recent adventures. We also publish classified ads free to our members. We have an annual schedule of events listing, this includes not only antique equipment shows, but tractor and truck shows as well. This list is the most complete you will find, it alone is worth the price of membership.
We meet at least six times a year, usually at a members home or shop. By moving around can see what our fellow members have for "toys" as well as their everyday equipment. Meetings are usually held on a Sunday with a "show and tell" session. Members bring photo albums, old literature, stories, etc., all being items of interest. Technical problems and questions, about where to find obsolete machines or parts have been answered at our meetings. The best part is the people you meet, and getting the "free history lessons".
Northeast Rockbuster's dues are $20.00 per calendar year. In order to be a member of a chapter, you are required to be a member of the National Organization, (HCEA); dues for HCEA are $35.00 per calendar year and can be paid with Chapter dues.
As a member of the HCEA, you will receive a magazine called Equipment Echoes, which is published quarterly. As a member, we would love to see your attendance at the HCEA International Convention. This show is something you probably have never seen before. Displays just don't sit there; they are out there digging, hauling, and working, hear the sounds, seet the sights, smell the smells wih fellow iron enthusiasts. It's that time of the year all you "Big Boys" look forward to, when you get to take out your "Big Boy Toys" and play in the dirt. So all you new comers, best pack your work boots and your play clothes, when you come to the show. And if you play really nice, you might get to run a machine or two. That is with the owner's permission of course.
In the event you need to contact someone, our address is as follows:
Northeast Rockbusters Chapter
PO Box 2761
Concord, NH 03302-2761