I taped the Classic Tractor Fever on RFD TV yesterday and their segment on Garden Tractors. While I agree with the nice restored tractors I also have a great fondness for the GTs that are in their " Working Clothes". I heard them say "Calender Ready" show pieces and got to thinking that maybe I should see if their would be any interest in a calender of GTs in their " Working Clothes"? We have three Allis Chalmers Farm Tractors also. They are all in their working clothes. My inital idea was to restore the 1942 WC on rear steel, but decided that the way it is was the way it was used and the way it will be as long as I am alive. There is just something about our GTs in the present condition that makes me very proud of tham as they are. I am not taking anything away from those in the hobby who take the time to restore theit GTs and are very proud of the job they have done. They should be. I enjoy looking at the pictures reading the stories and seeing how they had to remanufacture parts and pieces of it and the fabrication skills they have. I have been to many many tractor shows and have seen some incredible restorations og GTs and I have also seen GTs that are as they are and they always draw me to them.
Time to get things ready for dinner. Thanks for sharing a hobby we all enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving. Roger.