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Vintage tractor show in Calgary attracts fans from all over

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Calgary Stampede is a two week outdoor festival that takes place in the Saddledome and the surrounding area. Many events take place in the large exposed venue, as the festivities range from a rodeo to the Vintage Tractor Pull.
The Calgary Stampede is a two week outdoor festival that takes place in the Saddledome and the surrounding area. Many events take place in the large exposed venue, as the festivities range from a rodeo to the Vintage Tractor Pull.

The Calgary Stampede is a two week outdoor festival that takes place in the Saddledome and the surrounding area. Many events take place in the large exposed venue, as the festivities range from a rodeo to the Vintage Tractor Pull.

Enthusiasts from all over Alberta came to show their specific models and compete for the first prize, according to the Calgary Herald. 

Champions were crowned in several categories, and Tom Kelly won his second annual Class 3 championship by pulling a weight sled more than 240 feet with his tractor, the news source reported.

"I pretty well only collect the 30 Series by John Deere, which are the last two-cylinders built by John Deere. They quit building two-cylinder tractors in March 1960," Tom Kelly, an avid collector, told the Herald. “And at a tractor show last year in Olds, the family saw that I restored 30 Series tractors, and they asked me if I wanted to buy it."

Though the vintage vehicles are a testament to the engineering and quality of the company, there are a new line of John Deere tractors that are available, ranging from the 2000 series to the larger 9030 line of models, according to the company website. 

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