Manuel Cerceau is a Frenchman who is currently touring the U.S. to take a look at the variety of farms that exist and to get a view of the many different types of antique tractors and used farm equipment that Americans have, according to the Columbia Basin Herald.
Upon meeting the Columbia Basin Antique Power Club at the Grant County Fair in Washington, Cerceau greeted the members with an accented English "John Deere!". He was amazed by the following and organization that his favorite brand of farm equipment had inspired in the U.S., reported the news source.
The Frenchman is part of a 550-member club back in Europe, located in his home country and with supporters who rival the enthusiasm of the American tractor clubs, according to the Herald.
Cerceau and his wife admired the John Deere Unstyled A tractor that the Antique Power Club brought to the Fair, and with the help of several interpreters he was able to communicate with the members about the intricacies of the equipment, the news source reported.
The John Deere Unstyled A tractor is one of the oldest models from the equipment giant, as the version stopped production before WWII, according to Tractor Data.