Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Rollin Across Iowa
It is the 2nd week of June so that means its time for the tractors to roll across Iowa. This year 550 tractors landed in Knoxville IA for the 12th annual WMT Radio Tractorcade. Knoxville is home of the sprint car races...they are used to fast moving vehicles..... we roll in at 10-20 mph.
Mom wasn't able to ride this year so a family friend kept Dad company.
She will get her own tractor someday.....got her eye on a Super "C" Farmall
It is always fun to meet one of the other groups along the way.... We have 7 groups that leave about 45 minutes apart....group 1 @ 10 mph through group 7@20 mph
My favorite tractor driver...Jack and his grandsons...the first year grandpa held on as his grandson took his morning nap......now they are taller than gramps....Tractorcade wouldn't be complete without these old farmers
All decked out tractor....
Lined up ready to roll on Monday morning
I let the Mr. take over the driving duties this year giving up my drive for being a rider and snapping pictures....
Another one down, the tractors are back on the farms....rain, hail, and winds may have delayed us....just time for more stories to be told....thanks to all the WMT staff for a wonderful trip....we will see you all in January for the route announcement for ride 13.....putt.....putt.....putt