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Martin Thompson

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About Martin Thompson

  • Birthday 04/02/1977

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    Southland ,New Zealand
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    1941 McCormick Deering Farmall A
    1945 McCormick Deering Farmall H
    1945 McCormick Deering W6
    1947 McCormick Deering W4
    1947 Case Dex
    Anything IH related

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After visiting Red Power Round Up 2010 in Laporte ,IN  with IH KIWI ,I came back to New Zealand wanting a tractor to restore. I bought a 1941 McCormick Deering Farmall A not long after getting back to NZ . Near the end of 2010 Dad and I started restoration of the Farmall A.
We took the Farmall A to the West Otago Vintage Club's International Harvester Show (March 2011) although it was only partly restored. We completed the restoration in time for the Edendale Vintage Club's 110 years of International Harvester in New Zealand Show ( January 2012).

I bought a 1947 McCormick Deering W4 at auction in 2012 . It is a local , one owner ,original condition tractor. I have chosen to leave the W4 in its working condition and have only replaced the parts that needed to be replaced to keep it going. It always gets lots of attention at any show it has been at. The gold color ( it has faded to a golden color) does stand out when parked in the red line up.

Dad owns a 1947 Case Dex (bought in 2015 as it is similar to one my grandfather farmed with) and a 1945 Farmall H (bought in March 2016) .

Dad and I bought a 1945 McCormick Deering W6 (bought in April 2018) and it will be another of our restoration projects as time allows. 

We enjoy taking these tractors to the vintage shows around the lower South Island of New Zealand and we also enjoy learning the history of the International Harvester Company.

IH Kiwi and I made it to Red Power Round Up 2013 in Lima , OH and talked Dad into joining us when we made it back to Red Power Round Up in 2016 in Union Grove ,WI . Hopefully we can get back to a Red Power Round Up again soon .

1941 McCormick Deering Farmall A (built in April 1941)

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1947 McCormick Deering W4 (built in January 1947)

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 1945 McCormick Deering W6 (built in April 1945)

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1945 McCormick Deering Farmall H (built in August 1945)

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1947 Case DEX ( export)

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Our family collection of tractors at the Edendale Vintage Club's Crank Up weekend January 2020.

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