John Deere Two-Cylinder Club
What began as a small group of John Deere 2 cylinder enthusiasts in 1985 has grown into a large organization with over 13,000 members who are dedicated to highlighting John Deere tractors and their impact on agriculture. Quincy sales professional, Charlie Gorton, reflects back on the beginning years of the club, “The locals decided to get a group together to begin sharing their love and appreciation for the John Deere 2 cylinder tractor. Members of the group would restore tractors beginning with the Waterloo Boy and moved up to more current model year tractors.”
Throughout the years, members would bring their restored tractors to annual shows to put them on display for other John Deere enthusiasts. According to Charlie, “In the beginning there were maybe 10 tractors at the show. As time went on, the show grew to include hundreds of tractors on display.”
The first show was held in Grundy Center, Iowa, and over the years, the show has been held at various other locations. In total the John Deere 2-cylinder club has held 25 expos, which have gained worldwide attention.