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David in NC
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Well guys and gals, Im sorry to say this will probably be the last set of pictures that Ill be uploading for a while. The shows in NC are coming to an end and yesterday was the last one that ill be attending this year.

This show is called 100 Years of Progress and is a show featuring tractors, trucks, toys, antiques, displays from yester-year, a tractor pull and auction. And to top it all off, Everything you see is owned by one man in Carthage NC. Yes you read that correctly, this is the collection of just one guys stuff. You'll notice towards the end of the slide-show 2 trucks with the train undercarriage. This man owns a company that fixes/corrects train de-railments all up and down the east coast. Its plainly obvious that money isnt an issue.
I remember watching RFDTV and seeing him and his wife obtain the record for buying the most expensive tractor. I think the auction ended at $850,000 for a steam powered tractor.

Anyways, He has everything in sections. I.E. steam tractors, steel wheel tractors, rubber tire tractors, trucks, construction equipment etc. etc. This was a very very impressive collection as he continues to add more and more. I went 3 years ago and I could tell he had been very busy buying and restoring more!

I counted at least 50 steam tractors ( I didnt get an accurate count from the plowing demo) 73 steel wheel tractors, 110 rubber tire and Im sure I missed a few.

Sorry for my rambling, but I was just blown away and I wish all my pictures could do him and his equipment justice but it doesnt even come close. Not to mention, you wont find the average John Deere B, or the Allis Chalmers WD-45 or even a Farmall M. No, those are no where near there. He has the obsolete, rare, un-obtainable tractors that you wont ever see agian until you go back to his show.

Enjoy the slideshow.

I should mention, that some of the CAT stuff at the beginning is not his. The Antique Caterpillar Collectors Association were on display. Other than that, its all his.


http://s1023.photobucket.com/albums... Progress in Carthage NC/?albumview=slideshow
 

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I Love All Color Tractors
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That was great! What a wide, varied, and diverse collection of old iron.

I'm sure that it was a joy to walk through, but also sad that you couldn't take all the time you wanted with each and every machine.

Thanks for sharing them with us. I certainly enjoyed it. :fing32:
 

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David in NC
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You're exactly right DJ, it was nearly impossible to spend enough time at each machine. There were so many! Not to mention I would have taken many more pics but my battery died after so many.

Glad you like them!
 

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Great pics . Where is this show located & is there a email list to get on to be notified of the next upcoming event ?


Mike
 

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Excellent pics and thanks for sharing them. slkpk
 

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David in NC
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Great pics . Where is this show located & is there a email list to get on to be notified of the next upcoming event ?


Mike
Hey Mike, sorry but no email list. I did however sign up to be put on their mailing list when I was there. They didnt ask for my email. As far as I know and from my experience, this show is always the 1st weekend in November and located outside of Carthage NC.
 

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David in NC
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You'll notice that Stanley Steamer car in some of the pics from 1909. I got to ride in it free of charge! I took a video while on board. It was very windy so the noise is obnoxious but its still neat seeing it going down the road. Especially riding in it. There was 7 people on when I rode. We got up to 45mph before we had to stop. Still had some throttle left!

 

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That was a fantastic slide show. I could spend DAYS going through there and studying all those old machines. Thanks!
Joe:thanku:
 

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What a fantastic collection. Thank you so much for posting the pictures of your visit. It was almost like being there. :fing32:
 

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Thanks for posting the pictures. I am making plans to attend this show next year. That is an amazing assortment of machinery. Again thanks for sharing these great pictures.
 

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i want to know about that train is the second to the last picture it looks like an actual miniature steamer
 

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David in NC
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i want to know about that train is the second to the last picture it looks like an actual miniature steamer
I wish I could elaborate more on it for you but, that was as close as I could get to it. Really cool looking. It wouldnt surprise me at all if it was a working model.
 
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