The Gift Guide


| December 2001


A Year-Long Gift

There will be those days in January, when the show season has yet to begin and it's just too cold to even walk out to the shop. To keep your tractor lover from having withdrawals, we recommend this gift. Classic Tractor Fever's 13th edition of the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar features fine photographs of beautiful tractors that will warm the hearts of old tractor fans all year long.

Featured on the front and back covers are the square-dancing tractors of the Farmall Promenade from Nemaha, Iowa. The drivers, some playing the aforementioned ladies' parts, all drive fire-engine red Model C and H Farmalls. While most of the drivers are farmers, they are the pride and joy of the Nemaha community, from which they receive a lot of support.

The oldest tractor in the 2002 calendar is a 1928 Case Model K 18-32, co-owned by Warrend Prather and his son-in-law Curt Bolliger.

Other tractors in the calendar include orchard tractors like the 1950 Massey-Harris 44, a rare 1935 Kaywood and a 1961 International 460 Diesel. Six John Deere tractors grace the pages of the calendar, five of them - all five versions of the Model L, in fact - in April alone.

September's page is a standout, featuring the look-alike tractors: a 1948 Oliver 60 Industrial, a 1947 Oliver 60 and a 1944 Cockshutt 60, all owned by Duane Starr of Lincoln, Neb.

Classic Tractor Fever also offers a reason to circle some of the dates in the calendar, namely its Tractor Tour of England and Europe, July 2-13. With visits to England, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, this tour offers outstanding accomodations and the chance to see great old tractors as well as visit the factories making new ones. John Harvey adds that, of course, your tractor fan get to see the sights of Europe and promises that this is a trip 'you'll remember all your life.'






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