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#1 Auburn David OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:13 PM

Just saying...I would love to go to a local event or meet up with collectors in my area...but I havent found any at all around Alabama.


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Going to auctions with listings of interest helps a person meet people . Noticing people using or displaying their private collection during spring garage re-organizing helps .  Of course many keep their stuff sequestered for obvious reasons. . Just takes time to get to know people mostly .


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? ROAD TRIP !
Lots of shows and events here in New England.
FYI my dog is named Kubota , I figured u would appreciate that.

Tom
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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Going to auctions with listings of interest helps a person meet people . Noticing people using or displaying their private collection during spring garage re-organizing helps .  Of course many keep their stuff sequestered for obvious reasons. . Just takes time to get to know people mostly .

Nothing like that here that I have found....I have looked,seems to be a Northerner thing..



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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:31 PM

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? ROAD TRIP !
Lots of shows and events here in New England.
FYI my dog is named Kubota , I figured u would appreciate that.

Tom

New England is on my bucket list.


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:42 PM

One or two good road trips helps tide a person over when the snow gets rear end deep . I had a good summer trip to Vermont . Still bummed about not making Dan's plow day .
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Posted September 26, 2014 - 09:16 PM

in Nov.& Jan & Feb we have a big tractor show here in Fla. it is usually  warm down here for the show and not as far a N.E.

I will post in events when it gets closer


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 09:44 PM

Ever thought about starting one?  They just did that up here and they got a nice turnout from what I understand.  Heck, start an antique tractor association.  You may be surprised at the outcome.


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 01:15 AM

I'm very surprised at your post I would have thought that you would be in a mecca of gt (come from) meaning that southern states would have an advantage


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 06:40 AM

My experience growing up in northeastern NC in the 50's and 60's was that garden tractors tended to be Cubs and such or a mule and a plow. The Sears SS line and a few others started to catch on in the late 60's and I moved away in the early 70's so not sure after that.


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 06:48 AM

We tend to use GT , automobile , architechtural , engineering etc forums to remember our manufacturing history especially in what was called the rust belt states . It has to do also with stories passed from generations within a family . The antique engines clubs up this way are trying to get as many personal tales documented as possible .

Googling for your local history may help in Alabama .
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Posted September 27, 2014 - 07:40 AM

Auburn, you need to plan to come to my plow day next Fall.  Usually have several southerners here, but only 1 from Bama this time.  One Georgian couple.  I had 8 states & Canada represented.  You'd have a good time....guaranteed!


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 07:48 AM

Auburn, you need to plan to come to my plow day next Fall.  Usually have several southerners here, but only 1 from Bama this time.  One Georgian couple.  I had 8 states & Canada represented.  You'd have a good time....guaranteed!

I can vouch for that! I had a blast last year!


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 09:41 AM

It makes me wondering that there will be found no other collectors in Alabama - here in the forums we have 19,975 Total Members...

 

When you take a trip to Germany, we'll meet!


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 10:46 AM

To be honest I dont know a single person who collects ,restores GTs in any way at all..and since joining this group I have looked..I fear most of the old GTs in this area went for scrap when the price was high..I my self am even guilty of scrapping a few that I regret now after seeing what you folks can do with them and how much time and love you invest...we live and learn.


Edited by Auburn, September 27, 2014 - 10:47 AM.

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