That’s what show season is.
Yes, it’s also a lot of work: driving, cleaning, polishing, loading, unloading,
hauling, lifting, toting, wrenching and running around — but at the end of the
day it must surely be fun, or we wouldn’t keep coming back for more.
Photos in this section
represent the very best of those submitted by Farm Collector readers who
toted cameras to shows all spring, summer and fall. (To see more, check out the show photos that didn't make it into the issue). Through some kind of
happy accident, this year’s selection showcases the fun had by young and old,
three or more generations sharing the spirit of show season.
More than a few old iron
enthusiasts worry about who will take over the hobby when the elders pass. The
answer to that is found in these pages. To paraphrase, if you build it, and if
you show them why it’s fun, they will come. All it takes is some old fashioned
sit back. Spend some time with these photos and remember the sights and sounds
and smells of show season. And then share. Show your favorites to a friend, a
neighbor, a grandkid. Draw ‘em in; share a smile. Doesn’t cost a dime, and it’s
good clean fun!
To see photos from this year's show season that didn't make the issue, see 2012 Show Photos — Online Exclusive. FC