Wade Farm Tours, the tour organizers who arranged last summer's much-enjoyed Gas Engine Extravaganza to England and Wales, will be bringing a group of Britons to the United States this summer. The tour, which overall runs from July 3-25 but is broken down into several different tour date options, is being arranged for the members of the United Kingdom Two-Cylinder Club, and will feature the company of British JD aficionado Don Macmillan.
The tour, as expected in this case, has a John Deere bias, and will be highlighted by a full-day visit to the Two-Cylinder Club's 1994 Expo IV in Grundy Center, near Waterloo, Iowa. This is not to say, however, that those interested in all makes of vintage engines, tractors, and farm machinery will be disappointed. On the contrary! Other points of interest on the tour include San Francisco, northern California, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon, the Nebraska Tractor Test Station at Lincoln, Camp Creek Threshers Show in Nebraska, and Oscar (Cooke's) Dreamland in Montana, as well as visits to a number of private collections in California, Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
Tour options include: Tour A, from July 3-16, starting in California and ending up at Expo IV; Tour B, from July 12-25, starting at Expo IV and moving on through Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Minnesota; or Tour D, a combination of Tours A and B.
Those of you living in the States are welcome to join in with this tour. Estimated price of the ground package (excluding flights) would average between $1000-$ 1600; these prices are per person sharing a room, and are given as a guideline only. If you would like more detailed information or a tour brochure, write to: Two-Cylinder Club Vintage Engine Tours 1994, Rob Rushen-Smith, Wade Farm Tours, Hamilton House, Cambridge Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England 1P11 7EU. You may also request information (but not make reservations) by telephone (011 44 394 273262) or by FAX (011 44 394 271043).