Engine and Tractor
Some of the ATIS
members at Portland, and a few other spots:
||ATIS founder Spencer Yost, left, receiving one of
from Steve Sewell. Paul Bazzetta conceived the idea of the
as a way for list members to show their appreciation to Spencer and as
a means for bringing people together. He built this box,
with a compact camera and a manual for Spencer's newly-acquired John
and sent it on its way around the country. List members
from state to state over the course of several months, and other boxes
traveled through other regions of the US and the world.
them were brought to Portland and presented at last to Spencer.
||Ron Chew, who traveled all the way to Indiana
presenting Spencer with the Western box.
||Jim Becker and Bob Seith
||Marshall Heckaman, George Willer, Herbert Metz
cap), Hank Wessell
(in green JD hat), Gene Waugh, Ron Chew, and Cecil Monson at one of the
||Ted Griffin and George Willer.
||Bret Rochotte's sons Aaron and Marc on his
||Spencer on his Pacer, burning out the bearings
:-) in the show's
||Steve Sewell's Minneapolis-Moline BF, and Bret
his John Deere B.
||My son Jordan, six years old and a faithful
Moline fan, helping Steve mount the fenders on the BF a few weeks prior
to the Portland show.
Steve's grandfather operated an MM dealership in Albany, Ohio, and this
one of the tractors he sold. Steve rescued it from years of
rusting away and sinking into the mud, and brought it back to like-new
perfection. (Spencer helped Steve with some of the engine
while researching his book, The
Antique Tractor Bible).
||Most of Steve's MM collection: A 445, a
Z, an R,
and the BF (not
quite finished in this photo). (Okay, this picture wasn't
Portland, but Steve is likely to bring some or all of these tractors to
Portland at some point). Sound
files of these and other tractors starting up.