PeacemakerJack

Garden Tractor Daze 2017, Portage

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I'm sure many of you have heard someone in your life saying, "you should do this, you'd really enjoy it!"  Sometimes it takes years for that to finally happen and once it does, you see that they were right! That was me with this show...My cousin Mike has been coming to this for since it's inception and tells me every year that I'd enjoy it.  This year I didn't have a choice because I was picking up a 953 from @Shynon and so it was a sure thing. What a show!  I couldn't believe the variety of tractors and antiques.  All the popular brands were there in large quantities but so were many unique tractors like @Achto and his McLean and this Beaver...IMG_4746.JPG.e551dd7cb243ae56f911a350e2a84a37.JPG

 

It never ceases to amaze me how simple these early tractors were and how rapidly they changed and progressed, if the company was able to stay in business.

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Dan's toys!

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Jim had a great display and seemed to have fun running around on one of his @WHX11 tractors throughout the day!  Thank you Jim and the Mrs. For watching my boys a couple of different times throughout the day when they were tired of walking. They loved hanging out by you guys under your canopy tent!

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My boys in front of another nice row of Horses.

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There were lots of common tractors like this JD 140.

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All kinds of fun stuff in the swap area.  The boys loved these old kids helmets. The rivalry continues... 

 

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These are a few of my Cousin Mikes tractors. He always brings at least four down.

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I loved this rig! Every time I saw it, I laughed...

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Cool case custom built orchard tractor copy! This guy does amazing work.

 

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My dad and mom were at the Princeton Flee market in the morning(not far away) and I had been sending some pics to them of the show.  They decided to come over in the afternoon. So we walked around together And this is where I had the 953 sitting. Dad saw it and was asking some questions about it.  I didn't tell him that it was mine/soon to be his. He thought it was a really cool tractor and ahead of its time for a 1963 model.  I can't wait to see his face when he realizes that it is his!

 

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A nice collection of New Holland tractors.

 

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Lots of Cubs too.  I hooked up with some of my cub friends I've met out at the plow days as well. 

All in all it was a really fun day and I plan to come to this show in the future. Next year, I'll bring a few more tractors along with me and hopefully my whole family. I highly suggest you put this show on your "I should go to this one" list because I think it is only going to continue to grow...

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

:text-coolphotos: Jim!! @KC9KAS had started a post on this show also, but something must have went wrong with it and it was removed.:confusion-shrug:  If he could try some of his pics on this post, that would be great.

 

I'll post some more pics tonight.

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ID: 7   Posted

Great pics guys!! I'll add some later. to one or both of these posts. :think: :)

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Sorry Jim!:wacko: apparently we both had the same idea...AT THE SAME TIME! Maybe the moderators can combine our threads...

 

congrats Dan on that runner-up title for best of show.  That is really saying something when you consider the volume of tractors in the show!  You deserve it though. A very unique and rare tractor that you worked tirelessly on.  The results speak for themselves. 

 

Make sure one of you guys talks about the chain pile contest...

 

 

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1 minute ago, PeacemakerJack said:

Make sure one of you guys talks about the chain pile contest...

 

I have some pics of @Shynon giving it a try, I'll make sure to add.

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ID: 12   Posted (edited)

Sweet pictures guy's... :handgestures-thumbupright: Sure wish I was there !

 

 I'm sure glad Steve-on-a-stick made his appearance ... ;) I'm sure @stevasaurus will be pleased  :) !

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Excellent pictures guys.  :handgestures-thumbupright:  and to have some show winners is priceless.  :occasion-xmas:  It was good to be there with you all.  :)

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2 hours ago, WHX11 said:

 

Ok now that everyone knows the Steve on a Stick made an appearance...

 

Can't wait to see the one of me and Steve (on a Steeek)!:D

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1 hour ago, PeacemakerJack said:

Can't wait to see the one of me and Steve (on a Steeek)!:D

Post # 8 Josh!

Thank you Mod for combining these ..yes we both pulled the trigger at about the same time

Chain pile contest?? coming right up.... first one of Steve enjoying the brats!

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Seat time on the 1067....geez Steve you got more seat time than I did!

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ID: 16   Posted (edited)

I'm going next year or a least my it's on the bucket list :lol: !

 

 Meanwhile keep the cool photos coming . :popcorn:

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ID: 17   Posted (edited)

Ok now for the chain pile contest...

The idea here is to forward/reverse the chain into the smallest pile in two minutes or under ...simple right? Not! required more tractor handling skills that you would imagine. Fast hydros rule this game although some guys had a nice one with a stick.   A 30" pile or under is considered respectable, 24 or better your in the running... Dan had the money pile with a 23 1/2 incher on his 1076. We did this Friday nite  for quite awhile then someone's alcohol infused brain had the idea to do it on Saturday after the parade and charge a buck to get in with the pot being split between the winner and donating towards show costs. Didn't pan out as well as we like with entrants but still managed to raise 11 clams for the WW II museum downtown. (Dan graciously donated his winnings!) :handgestures-thumbupright: 

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Mike @prondzy trying his hand on a nice new to him tractor he scored at the show! :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Some other show madness...Dan pulling wheelies on the rat rod  & nite parade!

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Oh sorry that was Dan doing chain pile which often involved wheelies!

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This show is just getting better and better every year!!  Great pictures guys.  We used to do the chain thingy at the Charlotte show in Michigan.  It is not easy to do.  :occasion-xmas:Nice to see it is making a come back.   Party on WISCONSIN !!  :banana-linedance:

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Thanks to everyone that sent pictures of this show. Looks like Steve on a Stick had a great time.I as wondering where Steve was. The last time he was sighted was at West Point , I was afraid that he had landed in the Stockade for drinking on duty. That looks like a great show , unfortunately toooooooooooooo  far for this ole goat to travel.  

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Your welcome Jim...

3 minutes ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

this ole goat to travel.  

That's what I said about the guys speaking French who were from Canada!

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I have to get a written permission slip from "she who must be obeyed " to got to the Big Show in Pa. So I know Portage is out  , plus I don't like to drive . Old eyes and too many pain pills a day.

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As always lots of nice cases and JD patios!

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