AOP tractor winners announced


OREGON – Antique farm tractors were featured at the 27th annual Antique Tractor Classic and Gas Engine Exhibit held at Oregon Park East as a part of the 2019 Autumn on Parade (AOP) activities.

The annual tractor drive thru down town Oregon was forced to be canceled due to late afternoon showers. Each Exhibitor was awarded a dash plaque with the AOP Symbol.
WGN radio personality and Nationally respected Agricultural Broadcaster Max Armstrong exhibited his 1953 Farmall Super M in the show and his tractor was in the Harvest time Parade on Sunday. Currently Armstrong is communications director of Farm Progress Publications Company.

The winners were (awards were based on the ballots cast by the exhibitors):

1st place:  Chase Whitehead of Winnebago with his 1938 John Deere "B"         

2nd place: Tom Brown, of Oregon with his 1949 Allis Chalmer "G"

3rd place:  Dean Walker of Oregon with his 1958 Farmall "450"

The AOP Antique Tractor Classic Committee wishes to thank the following donors: Central Bank, sponsorship of Max Armstrong's 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, Holland and Sons John Deere Implement of Dixon and Ogle County Farm Bureau for sponsorship of awards and raffle items at the Tractor Classic.