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Update for Tractor Parade
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Author:  Nebraska Cowman [ Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Update for Tractor Parade

Attention all Classic Tractor Parade participants,

RFD-TV would like to notify you of a few recent changes that have been made to the original schedule to make it more convenient for participants.

Originally the Classic Tractor Check-In times were Friday (8/24) 6am – 9am and Saturday (8/25) 6am – 9am and removal of tractors was after 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The updated Check-in & Departure schedule is now:

• Classic Tractors may check in on Friday (8/24) 6am – 7pm & Saturday(8/25) 6am – 9am.

• Classic Tractors may now depart from the display ANY time after the parade, in order to better serve the participants various schedules.

**All Classic Tractors MUST be in place for the parade by 9:00am on Saturday


• Guinness World Records has verified that Classic Garden Tractors, 30 years or older will qualify for the record attempt.

RFD-TV asks for your assistance in spreading the word of these new updates and to help encourage new participants.

Thank you,

RFD-TV Staff

Author:  Nebraska Cowman [ Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Update for Tractor Parade

Parade Registration Form (deadline Aug 22) ... n_Form.pdf

Link to latest Driver Information sheet ... _Sheet.pdf

To: All Tractor Owners/Drivers

Fm: Patrick Gottsch

Re: Details for World’s Record Parade of Classic Tractors

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for choosing to be a part of RFD-TV/RURAL TV’s attempt to break the Guinness World’s Record for a Parade of Classic Tractors! Your application was accepted, and we look forward to seeing you and your tractor at the Nebraska State Fair.

I can now announce to you that we have over 800 tractors/drivers now registered, so the record (currently 745 in Germany) will definitely be broken at the Nebraska State Fair on Saturday, August 25th, in Grand Island, Nebraska. Once again, the RFD-TV and RURAL TV viewers responded to our invitation in a big way, with tractors/ drivers set to come now from 31 different states.

Included with this cover letter are the basic details of the parade for your information. Please review and become familiar with these details, so that we may have the smoothest possible experience for all. Obviously, the biggest challenge is going to be load in/load out, and setting up so many tractors in the parade route. RFD-TV and the Nebraska State Fair have taken great care to organize these details, and we will have many volunteers and signage on-site to help you with this process from the moment you arrive on the Fonner Park Fairgrounds until the time you choose to leave. Your cooperation, and patience if necessary, will be much appreciated. Together, we can, and will, make this happen.

If you have any questions after your review of the attached details please e-mail, or only if truly necessary, call our Omaha office during weekday business hours at (402) 289-2085. Final details, such as your order in the parade, will be available upon your arrival on the Fairgrounds. Just look for the RFD-TV trailer, which will clearly be the first thing you see in the 36-acre parking area for your truck/trailers located at Stuhr Road and Fonner Park Road. The RFD-TV Trailer is where you will first check in, and be guided from that point forward.

It’s important that everyone that registered actually show up for the parade. If, for any reason, you cannot participate please let us know at your earliest convenience so that we have an opportunity to take an alternate from our waiting list to fill your spot in the parade. We also ask that you arrive at the Fairgrounds as early as possible, preferably on Friday, but if it has to be Saturday, make it very early as we want all tractors to be in place, and in parade order, by no later than 9am.

Again, thank you so much for your time, and effort, to be a part of this historic parade. I can assure you that everyone at RFD-TV & RURAL TV will be doing everything possible to make this a terrific experience for you. I will be driving the John Deere 620 that I grew up on. It’s going to be a great day.

Patrick Gottsch

Founder & President

Author:  Nebraska Cowman [ Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Update for Tractor Parade

Registration is closed. See you on GI!

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