Don Miske showing off his restored John Deere tractor in the Antique Tractor Club tractor parade
The Antique Tractor Club Show near Geneseo, Illinois featured the 100 year anniversary of Farmall tractors. The show ran from September 15-17, 2023 under fair skies. The Fellowship of Christian Farmers had a tent front and center, right near the parade route. Working the tent were Dennis Schlagel, FCFI Executive Director, Richard Larabee, Earlville, Illinois, and Don Miske, Allenton, Wisconsin. Don rode his restored John Deere 110 garden tractor, made to look like a mini-4020 replica with chrome stack and everything!
A beautiful Allis-Chalmers WD45 tractor
Don Miske purchased the old 110 at the Mecum Tractor Auction in East Moline, Illinois and restored it over the last 9 months, including that awesome green John Deere paint.
Here is the original John Deere 110, as it looked when it was brought home from the Mecum Auction
And here is the completed mini-4020 replica, ready for the next Mecum Auction (date to be determined)
Executive Director Dennis Schlagel and Richard Larabee in the Fellowship tent at the Antique Engine and Tractor Club Show
Here are a couple of videos from the show tent. The first video shows Dennis Schlagel interviewing author and farm celebrity Max Armstrong promoting his latest book, "More Stories from the Heartland" --> Max Armstrong
Here is a wrap up of the show with Dennis Schlagel, Richard Larabee, and Don Miske --> Tractor show wrap
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