International Harvester Collectors of Indiana Chapter 7

Randy's Scoop

It’s been a busy year for all of us at International Harvester Collectors Indiana Chapter 7. Our year of events ended with the IHC National Auction in Noblesville. Our Fourth Quarter meeting was held at the Brown County Antique Machinery Association’s Swap meet in Nashville. Several collectors were in attendance. Thanks to all who came to spend a fall day in Brown County.The 2013 International Harvester Collectors National Auction experienced perfect weather and was a great experience for us. We had net sales of $128,000 with some miscellaneous income and after the removal of buy backs and no sale items. The amount of profit will be around $10,000 more or less. We had over 30 tractors and several pieces of equipment and tons of parts. The memorabilia side had a very large amount of items up for sale Friday night and most of Saturday morning. Ted Everett and his auctioneers did an excellent job of keeping the sale moving. Thanks to them for their donation of time, talent and equipment.

Thanks to all the members in Chapter 7 who worked and helped make this National IHC event better than ever, I hope you had an enjoyable time too. We will have a full report on the IHC Annual Auction at our next meeting at Jonathan Byrd’s in Greenwood, March 16, 2014 with lunch at noon and the meeting to follow.

During the summer I had the pleasure of visiting several Antique Machinery shows and meeting with many International Harvester Collectors. I enjoyed meeting many of you and seeing many unusual pieces of IH equipment and memorabilia.

Our schedule for 2014:

June 21st: Second Quarter Meeting at Johnson County Antique Machinery Association in Edinburg at 1 PM

August 9th: Third Quarter Meeting and Chapter 7 State Show at Tipton Antique Machinery Saturday 1 PM

Fourth Quarter Meeting and Plow Day TBA. At this point we are looking for someone to host our 2014 Plow Day. All we need is 40+ acres to plow. If you are interested please give me a call or contact one of our Directors.