When the Soviets built an electric tractor

Lenin may have equated Communism with the union of Soviet power and the electrification of the entire country, but surely he didn’t literally mean hooking everything up to the grid. His overeager disciples thought otherwise. Going through 60-year-old trade journals, nuclear physicist Miklós Tallián unearthed a bizarre… » 5/11/11 3:45pm 5/11/11 3:45pm

In Soviet Russia, you wear your truck (and the radial engine)

English Russia has a mind-blowing collection of vehicular-themed shirting and suiting fabrics from the 1920s and ’30s, all very bright, very modern, and very military, with biplanes popping out of cotton blooms and tractors going all-out Art Deco. Almost all of them would be fabulous to wear on a trip to see the… » 4/04/11 3:30pm 4/04/11 3:30pm

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient Engines

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! » 9/04/10 5:00pm 9/04/10 5:00pm