The Illinois&Indiana Antique Tractor
and Gas Engine Club


Welcome!
We're called I&I because we got our start near Alvin, Illinois, right next to the Illinois/Indiana state line.  Since our beginning in 1976, we've moved around some and eventually settled down here in Penfield, Illinois.   Thanks for dropping by our homepage, stop by often to keep up on our club activities and to get the latest announcements.

Our club got started when a group of friends got together to reminisce and relive bygone days.  As the club matured and grew, we developed a set of goals that drive our activities today: 

  • Preservation of Farming Methods of the Past
  • Preservation and Restoration of Yesteryears Equipment
  • Annual Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show
  • Creation of an Agriculture History Center at Penfield, Illinois
  • Seasonal Events and Activities at Penfield
These efforts and goals are achieved with volunteer help from the club's membership and the community.  In 1996, the Club acquired the Penfield Improvement Association property and purchased the old Penfield Grade School and grounds. This formed the nucleus of a facility to host the annual Historic Farm Days event and is being developed as a museum to preserve the previous technologies used by farmers.  We appreciate the generosity of the people of Penfield and the warm welcome they gave us when we needed a permanent home. 

Our monthly membership meetings are usually held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the showgrounds in Penfield.  All prospective members or interested parties are welcome to attend. 

Send Email to: historicfarmdays@earthlink.net  

Upcoming Shows
and Primary Features

Historic Farm Days (The Penfield Show)

2011 -- Oliver Heritage & Historical Construction Equipment Association
2012 -- Minneapolis Moline & Avery
2013 -- Massey Harris
2014 -- Ford & 25th Anniversary of Classic Farm Tractor Calendar
2015 -- John Deere
2016 -- J.I. Case
2017 -- Allis Chalmers
2018 -- International Harvester

* These are tentative plans and may change, and features may be added.

Half Century Of Progress (The Rantoul Show)

2011 -- HCOP V, August 25-28

Our events are always open to all Antique and Vintage equipment. Rusty or restored, modified or in mint condition, rare or common, we like to see your machinery on display or in the fields. No invitation or pre-registration required. Heritage equipment is especially welcome (still in the possession of the original owners family).

Club Grounds

Historic Farm Days is our big event each July.  Always the second full weekend each July, club members and other enthusiasts from several states get together to rediscover and celebrate the farming methods and lifestyle of yesteryear. At this annual event, the club features the equipment from one of the many noteworthy farming equipment manufacturers. In honor of the featured manufacturer, club members restore and raffle off an antique tractor from that company.  The support from the community of Penfield has been vital in creating the excellent facilities that exist today.  Since 1996, thousands of hours of volunteer labor from club members and the community have made the dream a reality.




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