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2017 ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLASSIC & GAS ENGINE EXHIBIT

John Barnhart (left) of Oregon shows his 1929 McCormick Deering 1020 tractor and 1917 corn Husker Shredder exhibit to Remmer Schuetz of Ashton.
Photo by Stan Eden


Antique farm tractors and gasoline engines were featured at the 24th annual Antique Tractor Classic and Gas Engine Exhibit held at Oregon Park East as a part of the 2017 Autumn on Parade (AOP) activities. There were more than 45 impressive Tractors, Implements, corn shellers, hit and miss gas engines and a 1917 McCormick Deering corn husker shredder in the show.

Many tractor exhibitors enjoyed taking part in the seventh annual tractor drive thru down town Oregon. Each Exhibitor was awarded a 23nd anniversary dash plaque with the AOP Symbol and a Memorial photo of Mr. Harley Barnhart who had exhibited many times at earlier Shows.

WGN radio personality and Nationally respected Agricultural Broadcaster Max Armstrong exhibited his 1953 Farmall Super M in the show and also participated with his tractor in the Harvest time Parade on Sunday. Currently Armstrong is Communications Director of Farm Progress Publications Company.

Winners - Awards were made based on the ballots cast by the exhibitors
  • 1st place: Bruce Johnson, Rochelle, John Deere BWH-40
  • 2nd place: Jon Barnhart, Oregon, l929 McCormick Deering 1020
  • 3rd place: Dave Jackson, Rockford, 1946 Farmall A. Tractor Classic
The AOP Antique Tractor Classic Committee wishes to thank the following donors: First National Bank of Rochelle, sponsorship of Max Armstrong with his tractor at the Tractor Classic and the Grand Parade on Sunday afternoon. Thank you to Birkey's Farm Store of Polo, Woods Equipment Company of Oregon, Benesh Quarries, Holland and Sons JD Implement of Dixon for sponsorship of awards and raffle items at the Tractor Classic.