Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced the finalists for its 2013 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. The event will bring the nation’s top teen tractor restoration specialists to Louisville, KY – during the 86th National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention – to compete for the national title.
The 2013 entries have been narrowed down to twelve finalists who will present their projects to a panel of five seasoned tractor restoration experts. Each project will be graded on the restoration process, safety precautions, results, documentation and their oral presentation.
The Grand Champion will be awarded $10,000, the Reserve Champion receives $5,000 and third place honors take home $3,000.
The finalists for the 2013 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition are:
- Cotton Center FFA, Cotton Center, TX: 1952 Ford 8N
- Cuero FFA, Cuero, TX: 1968 Case 1030 Comfort King
- Dubiski Career High School FFA, Grand Prairie, TX: 1957 John Deere 420
- Era High School FFA, Era, TX: 1958 Fordson EIA New Major
- Eufaula FFA, Eufaula, AL: 1939 Ford 9N
- Iowa Park High School, Iowa Park, TX: 1976 John Deere 2240
- Melrose-Mindoro FFA, Melrose, WI: 1953 Super H Farmall
- Newton High School FFA, Newton, KS: 1958 Oliver 770 Diesel
- Rogers FFA, Rogers, TX: 1947 Minneapolis Moline RTU
- Southmont FFA, Crawfordsville, IN: 1949 Farmall Cub
- Southwest FFA: San Antonio, TX: 1953 Allis Chalmers G
- Wise County 4H, Rhome, TX: 1946 McCormick W-9
“Every year we are inspired by the accomplishments of our participants,” said Jeff Snyder, Industrial Brand Specialist, Chevron Products Company. “What they have done goes well beyond simply fixing a tractor. Through patience, tenacity, determination and teamwork they have restored a piece of history, created lifelong memories and learned skills they can use throughout their life. The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition is something Chevron is proud to support.”
About the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition
Since 1995 the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has rewarded the determination, mechanical skills and business savvy of high school-aged tractor restoration experts from around the country. Through the restoration of an antique tractor, participants develop skills applicable to the modern business world. The skills needed for success in the program – equipment maintenance, teamwork, project management, budgeting, planning and marketing – help develop the participants into future leaders in the agriculture community.
All entrants to the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition are required to submit a workbook detailing the entire tractor restoration process, from mechanical overhauls of the engine, transmission and auxiliary and ancillary systems, to the external appearance of the tractors. The 12 finalists are invited to the National FFA Convention in Louisville to present their projects to a panel of five professional tractor restorers. Projects are graded on restoration process, results and documentation, as well as oral presentation and safety precautions.
For more about the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, go to: www.DeloTractorRestorationCompetition.com
Follow the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Online
During the competition on October 30 and 31, event updates and the results will be posted on the program’s Facebook page in real time.
Chevron’s Delo Product Family:
Chevron’s Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles.
All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty.
More information on Delo products can be found at: www.ChevronDelo.com