The second Friday in September brought some new excitement to Mackinaw…an antique tractor parade. All tractors had to be models from 1962 and earlier, and be able to drive with a speed of 11 m.p.h. Two hundred antique tractors were paraded through town and then they met up with another 428 tractors that were waiting to join in the parade over the Mighty Mac. It was a unique experience to see tractors from the early 1900s drive by. This is going to be a must see again, next year!
This John Deer is from the fifties and looks great!
This John Deer is from the forties.
The tractors go drivin one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
Look very closely and you will see that the entire right lane is nothing but tractors as far as the eye can see.
It took about 2 1/2 hours for the tractors to cross the bridge. It was quite a sight to see. Think back to your childhood Sunday drives in the country and I’ll bet you saw a farmer in his fields on a tractor like these. This was a wonderful example of simpler times. A pure slice of Americana.