We held our raffle drawing on October 25, 2003 at our fall membership and election meeting at the Rush County Conservation Club.
Here are the lucky winners:
Roger says this Pony will fit right in with the other 4 he has already!
Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to all those who participated in and supported our raffle!
This pretty little 1949 Pony is in for a makeover! She hails from Connecticut - an acquisition made via the information superhighway - a machine built in the old tradition but bought by the most modern of transactions - eBay!
Here is a picture of the Pony with it's former owner, Ray Currier of Connecticut (right) and Dale Sorber of the Pioneer Engineer's Club. Thanks go out to Mark Schrank who loaned the use of his pickup for the 1780 mile journey the weekend before Thanksgiving, 2002.
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Here are some pictures of the Pony in various stages of restoration:
The pictures above show the frame of the Pony up on blocks after Dale cleaned and sprayed it with primer. The ones below are of various tractor parts with their primer coats applied.
And there you have it - a beautifully restored 1949 Massey Harris Pony in gleaming red and yellow Dupont Centauri!
Full of spirit, the Pony was eager to run again. After being completely dismantled and then reassembled, this tractor started on the first try!
The Pony Express has traveled to: