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Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ auction gets new venue

Bend XPO provides 100,000-square-feet of space for vintage tractor sale


The new Bend XPO facility will be the site of Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier auction of vintage tractors, trucks and farm-related Road Art scheduled for November 11-13 in East Moline, Illinois.

The new 100,000-square-foot facility keeps the Gone Farmin’ sale in the Quad Cities, but on the Illinois rather than the Iowa side of the Mississippi River.

The docket includes 400 tractors and 100 trucks, Mecum said, with tractors consigned from 17 private collections.

Featured tractors include a 1932 Keck-Gonnerman 30-60 N with rear extensions; an Aultman & Taylor 30-60 with extensions and original air-start system; a 1959 John Deere 430 Crawler with a Hi-Crop Track System for forestry work; and a 1978 International 986 used only for only 35 hours. 

Among the trucks on the docket are 1953 and 1956 Peterbilt 350 cab-overs from the Keane Thummel Collection. The Thummel collection also has consigned several signs for the Road Art sale.

1956 Peterbilt
Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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