Only 2 work weekends and then the event. We've added a local participant to the event, Rob Gay. He is a Condor Biologist with the California Condor Reintroduction Project Peregrine Fund Marble Canyon, AZ. Check out his website at http://dinodomain.com/ . He has a 1948 Cub that was first his grandfather's and then his father's that he has enlisted Jim's help on in trying to get going for our pull, or at least display. In exchange he has become a willing helper on our pull site project. Today he got to drive a tractor for the first time and proved himself to be a real pro. The grin on his face in the last photo of our slide show says he is having fun.
Our pins came in yesterday and look great. They are metal 1" x 1 1/2" and unlike the photo the detail is sharp. Yep, it's our Massey Harris the way she will one day be "red". Each Pull participant and display participant will get one free the rest we hope to sell for $3 to recoup their cost.
We have a lot of raffle prizes coming in including Kachinas, free meals and lots more.
There will also be 1st - 3rd ribbons for each weight division.
Also we will have a printed program that will give information as to our area and the event, a restaurant guide, other happenings in Page that weekend and our Pull list.
AND if you have any frustration from other (not quite so tractor enthusiast) members in your party who wonder "what they can do" there are 2 other events going on simultaneous to ours. Helping Hands, Inc. is having a 3 day festival in the park and the Elks Lodge is having a golf tournament. All this is within 5 min. drive of our event. Page has it's own bus service that is a side project of Helping Hands, Inc. that will be making special runs from our event to theirs. It's almost like we are turning Page into our own Amusement park for the weekend. See their information in the list of slide shows. Email me if you need copies of any of the Elks Club forms. The Helping Hands schedule will also be in the Pull program.
We do have one concern. This has been Jim and Gene Tucker's pet project from the start last Feb. A couple of weeks ago Gene's wife, Sharon learned she has cancer and will need surgery. They have an appointment with the Dr. in Scottsdale on the 19th just before the pull and depending on the Dr.'s decision, they may not be back up until after the event. Please keep them in your prayers.
This also means that we will be looking to club members even more to help with the event to help with just the practical parts of the pull as well as some possible traffic control, raffle, etc. This all makes us doubly glad that Rob and his wife have joined us at this point.
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- 2013 Steam Whistle Expo
- Arizona Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association
- Arizona Flywheelers Cottonwood Arizona
- Briggsplanet for hard to find or obsolete parts & Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America
- Color Country Antique Machine Association
- Davenport Tractor, Davenport, IA
- Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association
- Explore Navajo Culture
- FENA - Ferguson Enthusiasts of North America
- Lonestar Equestrian Center
- SSB Tractor for parts, manuals, and more
- Steiner Tractor Parts
- Tractor Joe for questions and answers
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- Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America