Being Neighborly: Building an Antique Tractor Collection

An Iowa man built his collection around antique tractors he grew up seeing at neighbors' farms.

The Nelsons’ 1965 International Harvester 2806 Industrial is handsomely restored. “We don’t use tractor paint anymore,” Dave says. “Automotive paint is much better. It’s higher-priced, but it doesn’t fade, it stays bright, holds its color better and it’s easier to take care of.”
Photo by Nikki Rajala