Gene Hopkins of Cottondale, Alabama is the winner of Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc. 40 year anniversary tractor sweepstakes. Gene’s name was drawn from 18,960 entries to win a restored Ford 8N.
Gene took a few days off from his job working for the city to drive up and get his new tractor. Gene, his wife Patti and long time friend Curtis made the trip to Steiner’s over the weekend and arrived at 8:00 am Monday right after we opened for the day. After about an hour of chit chat, a small tour, and loading the tractor Gene and his group headed south trying to miss the next snow storm heading thru Michigan. I received an update from Gene about 20 miles north of Toledo when they came to a standstill on the expressway. Weather permitting they should arrive back in Alabama late Tuesday evening.
Gene said the 8N “will be used for parades and enjoyment, she will not be a work tractor.” His children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews are just as excited as Gene to get this tractor home. He said they have been coming up with all kinds of ideas of where to take the tractor.
Gene sent these photos to let us know they made it home safely and that the family was enjoying their new ride!