I came across this Ford tractor as it sat in the front of my mechanic’s garage. I was dropping my truck off for its annual inspection when I saw the 8N and made a mental note to bring my camera on the return trip to pick the truck up. I did so … and as I clicked away my mechanic appeared and began to tell me the history of the tractor, who owned it, and why it was in front of his place (it ran rough … the distributor was apparently involved). I expressed technical interest and in response, and to be helpful in affording a better view of the machine, my mechanic removed all of the offending vegetation in an instant. Before I could say anything he had turned a photo opportunity into an antique tractor. Oh well – I did mange a few shots before the defoliation was complete.

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