Annual foliage tractor ride bigger each year

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WARREN, Ohio – The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County, Ohio, went on its third annual Fall Foliage Tractor Ride Oct. 13 in the area of Middlefield, Ohio.
Forty-two tractors and 76 members were involved in the ride this year.
Bob Montgomery, Lee Silvernail and Kevin Volat hauled the extra passengers on wagons with a few riders having special seating on tractors.
Included in the 76 people were members of the Geauga County Antique Tractor Pullers, Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association and the Portersville Pennsylvania Tractor Club.
One driver, Dave Hines, came from Corwin, Ohio, which is over four hours away and south of Dayton.
Route. The 30-mile ride covered the corners of Trumbull, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. The ride started at Middlefield Auction Barn. There were stops along the way at 4-H Camp Whitewood, Windsor Covered Bridge, Swine Creek Reservation and Mary Yoder’s Restaurant.
There were 11 different brands of tractors on the ride. The oldest was a 1939 Farmall F-20 driven by Duane Tricker. The newest was a 2001 Tafe 35 driven by Sue Sindledecker. The oldest driver was 83-year-old Sam Ferguson on his 1958 John Deere 730.
The club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ali Baba Grotto on Perkins-Jones Road, in Warren, Ohio.

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