August 2016

Running with the Rumleys

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The 2016 American Thresherman show in Pinckneyville, IL was filled with the rumbles of Rumley tractors and one very rare Rumley truck belonging to Mike Travis.  Rumleys along with Allis Chalmers were the featured brand. I loved this amazing truck that Mike Travis brought to the show. Mike Travis Is from Corning, Iowa and he thinks […]

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A Ride in a Bi-Plane over Portland

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This year was the 51st Tri State Gas & Engine Show in Portland, Indiana. At this massive show, I heard one young man say to another, “This is the largest show this side of the Mississippi!”  This year International Harvester was the featured tractor and while we were enjoying views of this show from the […]

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  A recent trip through Ladd, Illinois brought a couple wonderful surprises. We found this amazing tank on display as well as a monument dating back to World War I.  The dough boy has been restored to it’s early splendor. We stopped while driving through town to see these roadside pleasures. We spied the military […]

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I could see it coming The State Fair sealed it’s fate Summer is ending It’s about too late For beaches and lightening bugs Searing sunshine Grandkids on weekday hikes Time to call mine. The corn is ripening The stalks readying for fall Harvest is around the bend I hear the combine call. The day ends […]

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What do you say about a man that changed the face of the antique tractor collecting hobby?  Almost anyone that has been to the Half Century of Progress or the I & I Club’s Historic Farm Day’s has seen Darius’s hand at work. He could move mountains with a phone call or a look. Darius […]

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