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Farmer Dan    Posted 10-12-2018 at 09:40:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 2019 is the 9N's 80th Anniversary
  • Just a reminder that next june the 9N was introduced, makes her 80 years old. A calendar would be a good way to remember this event.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 10-13-2018 at 03:04:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 2019 is the 9N's 80th Anniversary
  • The Ford fordson show is July 11-14 in Alum Bank Pa. Mark that down in your new calendar.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-12-2018 at 10:48:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 2019 is the 9N's 80th Anniversary
  • Yes indeed. June 29, 1939 was the day the new Ford with Ferguson System 9N Tractor was unveiled to the world at Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane, in Dearborn, Michigan. 2019 will be the 80th birthday of the 9N. That's quite a milestone considering there are many 1939 9Ns still in operation. Two years ago I began to contact various organizations as well as early 9N owners about a special Ford Tractor only show to commemorate this event. I had contacted the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village and various tractor clubs, local and out of state. My attempts proved futile as nobody expressed any interest. Likewise, only two or three early 9N owners expressed any interest in attending. Most tractor clubs plan event a few years in advance so dates and featured tractors are already penciled in, but I fail to see how this special day slipped by them. I haven't totally given up yet, but the date is less than a year away now.

    JUNE 29, 1939 AT FAIR LANE:


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-12-2018 at 20:09:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 2019 is the 9N's 80th Anniversary
  • Calhoun County Fair is the oldest fair in Michigan and they don't have anything scheduled for that weekend. Maybe you should give them a call?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-13-2018 at 05:58:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My original venue was the actual grounds at Greenfield Village/The Henry Ford because that is original place where it occurred. The problem with THF/GF is nowadays they are run by millenials who have no clue on what history is and only have interest in rock star and hollyweird nostalgia. I'm currently working with the Thumb Octagon Barn folks and the Eyes On Design folks, but the latter's main interests are in vintage cars. They didn't invite us tractor guys back this year. That event is always held at the Edsel & Elenore Ford Estate in Grosse Point, MI, every Father's Day. The day of June 29, 2019 falls on a Saturday so that would fit in well for any tractor show.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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