Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient EnginesS

While I was paying homage to my Midwestern roots a couple weeks back, I did more than just drink Leinies and go to a classic Door County Peninsula drive-in. Vintage farm tractor show!

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient EnginesS

Even though I was sorely lacking in the International Harvester Scout department, my love of engines built by long-defunct (and not-so-defunct) Midwestern manufacturers drew me to the 28th Annual Valmy Thresheree and Antique Machinery Show.

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient EnginesS

In additional to all manner of interesting steam, diesel, and gasoline engines from the 1900-1970 period, the emblems and nameplates of old-time tractors rival anything put on road vehicles back in the day.

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient EnginesS

Check out the lines on this machine! You think the Soviets could have built something like this Case as part of Stalin's Five Year Tractor Production Quota Plan? Hell no!

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient EnginesS

I think I may have found the font for the next Murilee Martin logo.

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient EnginesS

Not all the attendees rolled up in a Scout or John Deere; the parking lot featured some nice automotive finds.

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient EnginesS

Those looking to buy a terrifyingly rusty Dodge Wayfarer were in luck!

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient EnginesS

They'd even grown a cornfield on the fairgrounds, so that old-school harvesting equipment could be demonstrated for the crowd. Now I definitely need to start shopping for an IHC Travelall D1000!

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