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2017 Delo® TRC Champion to be Featured on Jay Leno’s Garage

2017 Delo® TRC Champion to be Featured on Jay Leno’s Garage

by on August 14, 2018 0 Comments

When most people think of Jay Leno, what may first come to mind is his comic career and tenure as the Tonight Show host for more than two decades.

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Drake Davis: Then & Now

Drake Davis: Then & Now

by on August 3, 2018 0 Comments

Drake Davis of Southmont FFA competed in the Delo TRC all four of his high school years. And while he never quite captured the Grand Champion title, he did earn Reserve Champion in 2016, earned Third Place in 2015, and was finalist in the competition all four years.  Drake has earned much more than that […]

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Then and Now: Riley Hanson, 2013 Delo® TRC Grand Champion

Then and Now: Riley Hanson, 2013 Delo® TRC Grand Champion

by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments

In 2010, Riley Hanson had never heard of the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. At the time, he was a freshman at Melrose-Mindoro High School in Wisconsin and working on a tractor (1949 WD Allis Chalmers) that he paid for by mowing a neighbor’s yard.

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Delo TRC Crowns 2017 Grand Champion

Delo TRC Crowns 2017 Grand Champion

by on November 28, 2017 1 Comment

Corey Verstraeten of Southwest High School FFA in San Antonio Texas brought home the Delo® TRC Grand Champion title and $10,000 for his restoration of a 1972 Oliver 1755 Tractor.

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Lessons Learned Resonate Long After the Tractor Restoration Competition

Lessons Learned Resonate Long After the Tractor Restoration Competition

by on October 11, 2017 0 Comments

This year’s Delo Tractor Restoration Competition is coming to a close. Right now, the finalists are busily preparing their presentations. The judges will have their work cut out for them.

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2017 Tractor Restoration Competition is Rolling Across the Country

2017 Tractor Restoration Competition is Rolling Across the Country

by on August 24, 2017 1 Comment

August 25th is the deadline for all material submissions for the 2017 Delo® Tractor Restoration Competition.

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Delo Tractor Restoration Competition: Level of Quality Makes Judging a Challenge

Delo Tractor Restoration Competition: Level of Quality Makes Judging a Challenge

by on October 18, 2016 1 Comment

This month marks the 21st annual awards ceremony in the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, and every year the performance of the contestants seems to get more and more impressive – making it that much more difficult for the judges to choose a winner.

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Preparing Tomorrow’s Agricultural Leaders through the  Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

Preparing Tomorrow’s Agricultural Leaders through the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

by on October 27, 2015 1 Comment

Webster’s defines a mechanical lubricant as: a substance, such as oil or grease, used for minimizing friction, especially in an engine or component. One way that Chevron is helping to “minimize the friction” of young people entering the job market is by helping instill the skills and training in high school that will help them […]

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The Row Less Traveled: Cody Garrett’s Journey to Winning the Tractor Restoration Contest

The Row Less Traveled: Cody Garrett’s Journey to Winning the Tractor Restoration Contest

by on May 22, 2015 0 Comments

Every year, for the past 20 years, dozens of determined high school tractor enthusiasts set out on a journey that would make most adults turn back. Yet, it’s not just the shot at the $10,000 grand prize that keeps these kids going. 2014 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition (TRC) Champion Cody Garrett, from Cuero, Texas, is […]

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