We were able to participate in 2 parades each day, winding though the crowds of people. A lot of heads were turned as this was the 1st time tractors were allowed into the Americruise event. And YES we did fit right in, our tractors were just as shiny and we had pipes just as loud as those cars. We received many positive comments from the crowd and had fun visiting with the people who had never seen or even heard of Antique Tractor Pulling.
was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! The biggest
compliment to NATPA of NE came when the Americruise representatives asked
that we be included in their event next year. It is very rare for
the Americruise event be held in the same city two years in a row.
Because of the warm hospitality of Lincoln they decide to book it for
July 27-29, 2001. One thing the public kept asking was to see
a pull demonstration. We may try to coordinate exhibition pulls
which will allow more tractors to attend.
Hats off to the NATPA
of NE members that represented us so well! Larry Behrends, Lyle Bouc, Bob
Bryan, Leonard Davidson, Ken
Foland, Dale Greunke, Allen Horejsi, Rainold Horejsi, Norm Jaspring, Larry
Klahn, Mike Sr and Mike Langan, Dale Nelson, Duane Nelson, Mark Nelson,
Steve Nelson, Ron Schwaninger, Terry Vulcan, Tad Warm, Shawn Weins
and Jennifer Werner.
Thanks to Vicki Nelson for "Leading the Pack" on the 4-wheeler and the NATPA sign. Mark the sign looked great!