Allis Chalmers

Allis Chalmers Father's Day show

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The Father’s Day show in Middle Amana, Iowa was our first tractor show of the season! Publishing my 2020 Antique Tractor Guide back in January I never thought this late in the year that I would be saying that! The guide has been adjusted. It has been changed show by show indicating shows cancelled or […]

Jay County

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Keith and I went to Jay County for the Tri-State Gas, Engine & Tractor Association Inc. show and saw so much more! ¬†Connecting with Gyneth Ausburger Director of the Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau, she cooked up lots of fun plans. Before heading to Portland, we stopped at the Swiss Heritage Village in Berne, […]

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Penfield and tractor power!

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Most every year Keith and I go to Penfield, Illinois to enjoy the Historic Farm Days show.¬† This year I was taken by the tractor power, not of the newer muscle tractors, but by the massive heavy bulk of some of the beautiful old iron.¬† Seeing these huge machines in motion and hearing their rhythmic […]

Jim and Della Niemann open their collection and hearts

I have known the Niemann’s for years and even have interviewed Jim about his Allis Chalmers tractors once before. I knew they loved the Persian orange, but what I didn’t know is that they open up their farm and collection once every two years and put on a gospel concert inviting folks to bring a […]

SubletterFarm Toy Show 2014

We missed Saturday this year. As I get older, I find my memory is fading, we got confused on the date of the beloved Sublette show and set up only on Sunday. This used to be just a one day event, but the crowds deigned it large enough to support a two day show a […]