The 23rd annual John Deere Two-Cylinder Expo will be held on the National Cattle Congress grounds July 11-13 at Waterloo, Iowa. It's an event for persons of all ages that features restored John Deere vintage tractors and equipment.
Owners of the machines will be on hand and are more than willing to tell visitors about them. Although most of the tractors were built in Waterloo, it's not unusual to hear someone comment, "I had no idea John Deere made anything like that!"
Visitors can watch as a two-cylinder tractor is being completely assembled, says Lonnie Elmore, a spokesman for the club. A swap meet will be held on all of the days of the event by selected vendors.
The Heartland Auction will be expanded for 2013 to include Memorabilia Auctions on both Thursday and Friday.
Thursday's auction starts at 3:00 p.m. featuring 300 items, and the Friday auction starts at 2:00 pm; both will be held in the air-conditioned Electric Park Ballroom at the east end of the National Cattle Congress Grounds in Waterloo. The tractor, equipment, and parts auction will be held on Saturday, just west of the front of the McElroy Auditorium, starting at 8:30 am.
Show hours are Thursday 10:00 am–6:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am–6:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am–2:00 pm. Admission is adults $5.00 per day; children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.
"John Deere employees and retirees from any Deere facility are admitted free to this event when presenting their employee pass or some positive form of retiree identification," says Elmore.
The Two-Cylinder Club is a worldwide organization of John Deere vintage farm machinery enthusiasts, known for its Two-Cylinder magazine, and for its annual Expos featuring the finest restorations.
For more information visit the Two-Cylinder Club's website.