If you are a regular visitor to our web site you’ve no doubt noticed things have changed – a lot! The Antique Power magazine staff built this new website to make your visits even more enjoyable and convenient. We’ve included entertaining tractor stories and photos and a lot of helpful information about subscriptions, advertising, and ordering back issues and other gift shop items. Regular blog posts will keep you up-to-date on stories we are preparing for each issue. We will soon launch a series of tractor-related Writers Blogs with material you can only find on our site. Unlike our old site, the new site has been designed to run smoothly, no matter how slow your Internet connection might be. Please try it out and let us know what you think. – Patrick Ertel, editor
Dave Ferguson has been involved with diesel mechanics for 55 years, which happens to be about the same amount of time he has been interested in diesel tractors like this Allis-Chalmers WD-45. I found Dave and his A-C at the Albert City, Iowa, Threshermen & Collectors Show “Gathering of the Orange” and photographed his tractor for the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power.
When Dwain Michael and his father, Donald, found our featured Indiana Tractor model F in a South Bend, Indiana, junkyard in 1989, it did not even qualify for “basket case” status. I photographed and researched this fascinating ghost tractor article for our May/June 2014 issue.
Breaking sod on the Canadian Prairies was grim, hard work, even with giant outfits from Rumely and others. In the first of a two-part “The Canada Connection” in the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power, I tell about those early days and the machines that made them possible.
The 1923 Avery tractor that appears on the cover of the May/June 2014 issue of Antique Power magazine is one of only two known to still exist. Ken Avery (no relation) chased its surviving twin through two high-dollar auction frenzies before he found and restored the Avery Track Runner featured in this issue. What else is in this issue? Features 1919 Indiana All-Round Tractor 1956 Case 300 1947 Oliver 60 1952 Farmall Cub 1955 Allis-Chalmers WD-45 Interview with Mr. Case, … Read the rest of the story…
In the world of homemade tractors, the machine Leonard Kanner put together in 1952 from an Indian motorcycle engine, hydraulic components, and surplus war airplane parts is the most unusual we’ve ever featured in Antique Power magazine. Thanks to Kanner’s children and the Keystone Antique Tractor Museum in Colonial Heights, Virginia, the ingenious Indian is the subject of a 5-page article in our March/April 2014 issue. I enjoyed shooting it for the magazine.
Who says only the factory can build experimental tractors? You’ll have to pick up a copy of the March/April 2014 issue of Antique Power magazine to read the story behind Merlyn Rieber’s 1959 John Deere 730 Diesel Turbo.