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:
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.
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!
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!
A guest from New Zealand showed me these IH New Zealand cuff links with the Kiwi bird on them.
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.
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.
The following pictures are some random tractors that caught my attention at the show.
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!