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TWChamp
08-16-2018, 05:33 PM
Tomorrow, (Friday), Saturday, and Sunday is the time to attend this years Nowthen threshing show. I display my 1950 Studebaker and get in free. They also have a fairly large flee market, where I find some good tool buys. This is about 20 miles north of Minneapolis. I've been going since the 70's and they have lots to see and do. It would be nice to have a large Studebaker presence. My 1950 gets lot of comments.

Milaca
08-16-2018, 07:05 PM
I will be bringing my dad on Saturday, but likey in a late model vehicle. I have never been to the Nowthen show, but am going this year being that they are featuring Minneapolis-Moline.

8E45E
08-16-2018, 07:42 PM
I have never been to the Nowthen show, but am going this year being that they are featuring Minneapolis-Moline.

The local Ag Show & Shine here also featured M-M. I got to see a UDLX up close for the first time:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1773/44032766822_42bb69192b_h.jpg

Craig

Milaca
08-16-2018, 09:03 PM
Nice photo of the U Deluxe, Craig. I looked at one of these last fall up close and have a photo of the interior. Radio, heater and a top speed of 45 mph, quite impressive for a tractor from 1936!
By the way, what photo sharing application did you use to share that photo? I've been unable to get Google Photos to coopertate lately.

Guido
08-16-2018, 09:42 PM
The local Ag Show & Shine here also featured M-M. I got to see a UDLX up close for the first time:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1773/44032766822_42bb69192b_h.jpg

Craig

I have a friend that owns one (and about a hundred other restored tractors). He has so much stuff he actually opened a museum. I found him the Golden Hawk that he has on display. He formerly owned a trucking company and brought me Studebakers and tractors from all across the country.

https://keystonetractorworks.com/

TWChamp
08-17-2018, 05:18 AM
That tractor is so cool that it could have been designed by Raymond Loewy.

BobWaitz
08-17-2018, 06:55 AM
If you come down to Hopkins there's a new apartment building called The Moline Apartments on 9th and Excelsior. It's near where the headquarters was and it has a little museum with some nice pieces in it. Check out some pictures here:https://www.themoline.com/photogallery.aspx

jclary
08-17-2018, 08:51 AM
Anybody within reasonable driving distance should take advantage of the opportunity. Just like my experience with SDC related gatherings, crowds at agriculture events are memorable experiences.:)


Several years ago, I took my '55 Studebaker pickup, hitched up a utility trailer loaded with my old David Bradley two-wheel walk-behind tractor and its implements and attended a tractor show. Not only was the little tractor a subject of immense curiosity...but the truck was a huge attraction! I had fun explaining that the little tractor was an alternative for poor folks who couldn't afford a mule to pull a plow.;)

My dad bought that garden tractor in 1950 from Sears & Robuck the year before I started school. I think I was close to ten years old the first time I was assigned to operate it. I almost got a whipping for disrespecting my parents over that little tractor.:( I made the comment that I must have been adopted because I didn't think that real parents would make their own children use such a contraption! Funny how things change as we mature...I now own three of them.:)

Hope anyone that goes will take pictures and share them here.

Jeff_H
08-17-2018, 08:55 AM
If you come down to Hopkins there's a new apartment building called The Moline Apartments on 9th and Excelsior. It's near where the headquarters was and it has a little museum with some nice pieces in it. Check out some pictures here:https://www.themoline.com/photogallery.aspx

I was aware of this place and recall looking at some pix of that little museum in the lobby? area before. Lots more photos now.

Interesting how styles go around. A lot of the furniture and decor showing in those "model" apartments could be from the 60s or early 70s with the chrome legs, etc.

Milaca
08-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Here is a photo of TWChamps 1950 Land Cruiser at the Nowthen Threshing Show today:
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RadioRoy
08-18-2018, 09:45 PM
That's a 50 Land Cruiser - the top of the Commander line in 1950.

TWChamp
08-18-2018, 10:54 PM
Notice that I mounted the whitewalls out, even though they are narrow. I sure miss the good looks of the wide whitewall, but figure any whitewall is better than all black tires on an all black car. I need to find my can of Wesley's, so I can clean the blue off.

TWChamp
08-19-2018, 07:58 AM
I was hoping to see a few more Studebakers show up, but I guess mine was the only one. Here's a link to several pictures I posted of the threshing show.

https://www.vintagefordforum.com/forum/off-topic/discuss-almost-anything/108914-nowthen-mn-threshing-show-display-your-a-and-get-in-free

TWChamp
08-19-2018, 02:45 PM
Here's a link to an interesting Hemming's article about the Minneapolis Moline UDLX tractor.

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hcc/2005/04/1938-Farm-On----1938-Minneapolis-Moline-UDLX-Comfortractor/1280675.html

DEEPNHOCK
08-19-2018, 02:55 PM
I love threshing shows....
Being the great grandson of a Minnesota homesteader family in Saskatchewan, it brings back some tough family history from the late 1800's.
To see the threshers share the stage with Studebaker's does the heart good...

Jeff_H
08-21-2018, 06:10 PM
Here's a link to several pictures I posted of the threshing show.

Unfortunately, you need to be a registered member of that forum to see anything :(

TWChamp
08-21-2018, 08:28 PM
Unfortunately, you need to be a registered member of that forum to see anything :(

I didn't know that. I thought a person only need to register to post on it.

tsenecal
08-22-2018, 02:04 AM
TWChamp, thanks for the link to the hemmings article. I've always enjoyed old tractors, and have seen the UDLX in calendars, but hadn't ever read anything in depth about them.