I spent this past week at the Red Power Round-up. Wow! What a great show – it is consistently one of my favorites. Here are some of the highlights from the show:

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Farmall F-12 Restoration Blitz. A group of mechanics completely resorted a F-12 Farmall tractor in three days. They started with a non-running tractor, disassembled and rebuilt the engine and mechanical features and even painted it! The tractor started on Friday with a crowd gathered around. The completed tractor was presented to Case IH for the Innovation Gallery at Burr Ridge.

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Farmall legs. This man had heart surgery and during the surgery lost circulation so both of his legs had to be amputated. He’s made the best of a tragic situation – check out the unique prosthesis! He now has Farmall legs!

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My favorite Scout was this turquoise and white one with a meticulous restoration. It makes me want to run home and paint my old International truck this color!

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A guest from New Zealand showed me these IH New Zealand cuff links with the Kiwi bird on them.

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Here’s a custom built 1066 tractor. Another spectator informed me that the builder used nine tractors to build this one, but I wasn’t able to confirm with the builder.

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The Red Power people are extremely brand loyal…but one green and yellow tractor was on the grounds! Here’s a John Deere re-powered by an International engine.

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The following pictures are some random tractors that caught my attention at the show.

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Tractor shows are great but it was even better to see so many friends and meet fans!

The next show I will attend will be the Orange Spectacular in Hutchinson, Minnesota next month. I hope to see some of you there!