4th Annual 'Red Power Round Up'


| April/May 1994



I.H. Collectors Club show

The I.H. Collectors Club National and Worldwide's 4th Annual 'Red Power Round Up,' and the I.H. Collectors, Missouri Chapter's 2nd Annual 'Show Me I.H.', held at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Assn., Show at Boonville, Missouri, September 9-12, 1993 was billed as 'I.H. Heaven'. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Partly cloudy with lows in the 60s, and highs in the 80s.

Nearly ten acres were filled with over 630 I.H. exhibits. The I.H. feature portion of the show was laid out beautifully with red and white pennant banners, and in huge big top tents. I.H. tractors, numbering around 356, were displayed by model, with the oldest progressing to the newest. Titans, Moguls, motor cultivators, 8-16 Internationals, Regulars, F series, letter series, and finally number series tractors.

The tractor displays included almost every model, and ended up in a special big top tent containing the last Farmall built, the #5488 out of the Case Museum, the earliest known experimental Regular, the first no till planter from Purdue University, and Tractor the I.H. Robot. Small and large I.H. engines numbering over 50 were housed in, and around another special big top tent.

Two more huge big tops housed over 20 I.H. vendors, and over 85 smaller item I.H. displays, ranging from belt buckles, refrigerators, deep freezes, hat displays, toys, pedal tractors, literature displays, memorabilia displays, signs and other collectable I.H. items too numerous to mention.

Fifty-three pieces of  I.H. equipment graced the machinery area. Action demonstrations with all the IH machines, were conducted daily, threshing, bailing, corn shredding, corn shelling, etc. Numerous restored plows, cultivators, mowers, wagon loaders, mills, combines, loaders, disks, spreaders etc. added to the machinery area. Of special interest were a model M, and a Super C tractor, both with mounted corn pickers, a restored 52R combine, and a 1948 H-14 cotton picker.

I.H. trucks lined up out front, creating an impressive display of 65 various units, along Interstate 70. Numerous I.H. road rigs would give them the 'Toot Salute' in passing.