My older brother started farming when he was in high school, gradually buying up equipment and expanding his operation. He had one of each of these: Allis WD45 Diesel and a C model. I got to run both of them and did some cultivating. As you can probably guess from the posts I've put up over the years, I'm a big fan of all things mechanical and old tractors are right there in the sweet spot.
Don't recall ever seeing a black Farmall before. Definitely have never seen a pink one.
And if you've got old tractors, old trucks are always somewhere close by. This Brockway is a real jewel. This is the kind of rig I need around here for the one time a year I need to haul something around - make a good parade rig to haul the grandson'e around in.
A small crawler tractor would actually be somewhat useful around here. With a blade on the front I could maintain the lane and push snow in the winter. I've sworn to myself I won't bring anything else home with wheels underneath it but there might be a loophole for something with crawler tracks.
This is something I definitely don't need. These pickers are the ones that used to take the farmer's arms off at about the elbow. If I was going to try and subsist on my meager acreage, I'd be better off just picking the ear corn by hand, storing it in a crib and then getting a sheller and a grain mill. Surprisingly enough, two people can pick a lot of corn in one day.
They had a nice selection of old cars at the show as well. The top photo is a hot rodded up Blue Flame six from a '47 Chevy. I had a '48 once upon a time. Same motor. In fact, they made the same motor until '62. The bottom is the engine compartment of a '64 Corvair Spyder. 150 horsepower with the turbo. We had a couple of these in the family. The Missus also had one when we were dating. I managed to wreck my older brother's Monza. Got into a corner too hot and the rear wheel tucked under and pogo sticked me into a ditch and fence. Came home with a little souvenir barb wire hanging from the bumper. Tom McCahill did the same thing during a road test. Put me in good company but didn't make my brother any less mad. "Unsafe at any speed." Maybe.