4TH ANNUAL Red Power Round Up


| March/April 1994



Chairman

The IH Collectors Club National and World wide's 4th Annual 'Red Power Round Up,' and the IH Collectors, Missouri Chapter's 2nd Annual 'Show Me IH,' held at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association Show at Boonville, Missouri, September 9-12, 1993, was billed as 'IH Heaven.' The weather couldn't have been more perfect partly cloudy with lows in the 60s, and highs in the 80s.

Nearly ten acres were filled with over 630 IH exhibits. The IH feature portion of the show was laid out beautifully with red and white pennant banners, and in huge big top tents. IH tractors, numbering around 356, were displayed by models, with the oldest progressing to the newest. Titans, Moguls, motor cultivators, 8-16 Internationals, Regulars, F series, letter series, and finally number series tractors.

The tractor displays included almost every model, and ended up in a special big top tent containing the last Farmall built, the #5488 out of the Case Museum, the earliest known experimental Regular, the first no till planter from Purdue University, and Tractor the IH Robot. Small and large IH engines numbering over 50 were housed in, and around another special big top tent.

Two more huge big tops housed over 20 IH vendors, and over 85 smaller item IH displays, ranging from belt buckles, refrigerators, deep freezes, hat displays, toys, pedal tractors, literature displays, memorabilia displays, signs and other collectable IH items too numerous to mention.

Fifty-three pieces of IH equipment graced the machinery area. Action demonstrations with all the machines were conducted daily, threshing, baling, corn shredding, corn shelling, etc. Numerous restored plows, cultivators, mowers, wagon loaders, mills, combines, loaders, disks, spreaders etc. added to the machinery area. Of special interest were a model M, and a Super C tractor, both with mounted corn pickers, a restored 52R combine, and a 1948 H-14 cotton picker.