Second Annual Roy Holmes Plow Day
April 11, 2011
Our tractor club members participate in four major local shows and events along with approximately 16 to 20 various other events in the states of Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.
An event that has gained in popularity recently is spring plowing. To the modern day farmer this plowing may be considered more of a chore then an event. Our version of GPS farming is Grandpa’s Plowing Sod again. To us as members of the Centennial Antique Tractor and Engine Club arranging for and taking part in the 2nd Annual Roy Holmes Plow Day is just a fun thing to do.
Locating old plows to pull behind our Antique Tractors is getting harder. We did find enough plows for last years plow day to keep 27 antique tractors and two antique crawlers busy turning over 40 acres of wheat land stubble just East of Cheyenne, Wyo. Last years participants came from Colorado, Lusk, Laramie, and Cheyenne, Wyoming areas.
Our Plow Day this year is scheduled for April 30th, and is open to the public to watch or participate.
To date we have 24 individuals signed up with tractors and plows ready to mix up a bunch of dirt!
Tractors and plows will be on display for the public to view and talk with the owners before the plowing begins. Non-members may plow with their equipment by paying a $20.00 club membership fee.
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Although John Deere and Farmall’s seem to be the predominate models you will also see Minneapolis Molines and Allis Chalmers. All Antique Tractor models 1960 and below are welcome. It would be nice to see an Oliver or two! Plows are limited to one through four bottoms.
Lunch will be served by the club for $4.00 per plate.
Please give your phone number when signing up so you can be contacted in case weather forces us to change the event date.
Please contact Roy at (307) 221-9528 or Brad at (970) 481-5755 to sign up for the plowing event.
Our club is also sponsoring an Antique Tractor Parade and Run on June 18, 2011. The Tractor Run will begin and end approximately 15 miles North of central Cheyenne. Further information will be available as this event date gets closer, please contact Dwayne (307) 631-2338 or Ron (307) 640-4233.