World’s Expo of Antique Farm Equipment

By Staff

Officials of the Antique Farm Equipment Expo, Inc., an
organization of antique farm tractor and machinery collectors, have
announced they will again host the World’s Expo of Antique Farm
Equipment at the Ankeny Expo Park in Ankeny, Iowa, June 28 to July
1, 2001.

The Expo is planned to be the largest antique farm tractor and
equipment show in the United States. Over 2,000 antique tractors
and implements are expected during the four-day exposition. Also,
the Expo is inviting exhibitors with restored and/or classic trucks
to be their special guests this year.

For the first time, the Expo will host the official 2001
National Plowing Contest sanctioned by the USA Plowing
Organization. ‘We are expecting plowing competitors from all
parts of the United States. This national plowing competition
should add an interesting new activity to the Expo,’ says Expo
manager Lyle Kreps.

The Expo will also host a National Antique Tractors Pullers
Association sanctioned tractor pull on Saturday, June 30. Kreps
said, ‘We expect over 400 hooks of a variety of makes, models
and years of antique tractors.’

‘We are also honored to have been chosen to host the
National Convention of B. F. Avery collectors. We expect a display
of 50 to 100 B. F. Averys at the Expo,’ Kreps said.

Other scheduled displays include gas engines, steam tractors,
field demonstrations, pioneer crafts, antique tractor and implement
auction, antique lawn and garden tractors, tractor parades, scale
models, restoration clinics, ladies’ seminars, and
children’s events.

Proceeds from the Expo will be used for the promotion of the
preservation and restoration of farm tractors and equipment.

The Expo address is P.O. Box 199, 5870 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston,
IA 50131, or call (515) 727-1369 for entry forms and details, or
contact the Expo website,

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