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President Miracle of America Museum, 58176 Highway 93 Poison, Montana 59860

After your article on Worthington, I decided to seriously pursue one I'd known about for 35 years! It's missing a rear wheel, the 4 cylinder Model B engine and tranny, the 33 Ford truck radiator and shell and gas tank. However, it's unique enough that I feel it should be restored. Worthington was certainly proud of its name and either cast it in everything or slapped a name tag on. Photo 1 shows the wheel I need. It bolted to the standard 5-hole Ford brake drum.

Photo 2 shows my adaptation of a 1920 Briggs Motor-Wheel to my, 'Skeeter.' Riding it is like riding a banana peel. With me at the Ice Races is my friend 'Mort,' also an avid engine collector, with his '37 Norton ice racer. ,

Photo 3 shows the Miracle of America Museum's Bantam Poynter in original condition, including the bird-dog pointer decals. I call this photo 'Lookin' for Traction,' as the tractor is hooked up to a 12-bottom Verity plow.

Photo 4 shows me on the Bantam Poynter next to a 28 HP Minneapolis steamer which normally pulls the plow. These were the big and little at the 1999 Northwest Antique Power Show, held at Columbia Falls, Montana.