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the 90' are the new 70's.
 


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Yeah, I know, it seems like the 90's were just yesterday but they were nearly 20 years ago... what a simpler time :). Also that means I am getting older... To many at least in the tractor world from what I've found it isn't vintage unless it was made in the 50's or older... but then there's the younger crowd that think anything from the 90's is too old and not reliable...
I was kind of ribbing you a little there, I didn't mean anything by it.

I get that with my '85 at car shows. Lots of older people think newer stuff is junk, lots of younger people think older stuff is junk... and 80's/90's is kinda caught right in the threshold of going the same way for both camps. And then others think 80's stuff is easy to get cheap in good shape since it is so "new" and is an easy cop out to get a show winner. I about loled when I heard that as I was in the middle of fixing my floor pan and torque box.

Lots of people are getting upset because the "classic" tractor market is starting to get soft. The people that grew up with 40's and 50's iron is dying out. I grew up with mine, I have a picture of me riding on my B at 2 years old with my dad. I am weird, few other people in their mid 30's are thinking "man, I outta get an old tractor" Time is marching on, lots more 60's and 70's iron is being restored because people have the connection to that their forefathers had to the 30's-50's stuff. We are doing brakes and buttoning up a few leaks on a 1971 JD 4020 that is off to the paint shop after it leaves here for a $5k+ paint job. Did a couple 1066's over the winter for another guy that are going to get repainted.

My car club started out as a Model A club, the show was called "Model A day" when they got started back in the 70's. Now we might get one or two Model A's in our whole 300 car car show. Things change.

Now if 'Cudas would just hurry up and get cheap...
 


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