Antique farm tractors were featured at the 28th annual Antique Tractor Classic and Gas Engine Exhibit held at Oregon Park East as a part of the 2021 Autumn on Parade (AOP) activities.
Many tractor exhibitors enjoyed taking part in the annual tractor drive-thru downtown Oregon. Each Exhibitor was awarded a dash plaque with the AOP Symbol.
Nationally respected Agricultural Broadcaster Max Armstrong exhibited his 1953 Farmall Super M in the show and also participated with his tractor in the Harvest time Parade on Sunday. Currently, Armstrong is Communications Director of Farm Progress Publications Company.
Awards were made based on the ballots cast by the exhibitors:
1st place: Leonard Bruns Family of Oregon with a John Deere Model AR
2nd place: Jim Arnold of Oregon with his 1941 John Deere Model H
3rd place: Brent Pearson, Stillman Valley with his 1922 International type M Gas Engine
The AOP Antique Tractor Classic Committee wishes to thank the following donors: Steve Benesh and Sons, sponsorship of Max Armstrong with his tractor at the Tractor Classic and the Grand Parade on Sunday afternoon. Thank you to Birkey's Farm Store of Polo, Blount International (Woods Equipment Company) of Oregon, Prairie State John Deere Implement of Dixon and Ogle County Farm Bureau for sponsorship of awards and raffle items at the Tractor Classic.