What do you get when you cross a 1936 Farmall F20 with a 1969 Camaro engine? Just one of the coolest exhibits you’ll find at this year’s Ohio State Fair. The fact that it is a piece of farming history is enough to place it in the Ag/Hort Building on the fairgrounds, but another reason it more than qualifies to be there is because this tractor runs on E15 ethanol with a 750 CFM Edelbrock carburetor.
“My step son, Colton Garrison and I built this for a hobby,” said Brad Moffitt of The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association and Ohio Corn Marketing Program. “With my day job it also serves as a nice piece to use to promote the merits of corn ethanol and to help Ohio farmers increase demand for the product they produce.”
Thousands of visitors that walk through the Ag/Hort Building at this year’s Ohio State Fair will not know a whole lot about agriculture, so seeing this red relic with a classic engine in clear view will start many conversations that Moffitt sees as an opportunity for an ethanol message.
“It’s a great fuel, it’s safe and there are some myths that need to be debunked,” Moffitt said. “This is our chance to connect with the consumer and the non-farm public to give them the facts about ethanol blends.”
Shortly after he bought the Farmall F20 online just over a year ago, Moffitt, being a 1970s era muscle car enthusiast, had the idea of converting it. He did the same exact modification, minus the ethanol aspect, to a Chevy Pickup truck over 30 years ago.
“I would have to believe this is the only tractor of its kind,” Moffitt said. “If you Google ‘Farmall F20 Chevrolet V8’ you’ll see about 20 images pop up because this thing really made the rounds over the past 9 months.”
If you can’t catch this amazing collaboration of American agriculture and American automotive history at The Ohio State Fair, Moffitt also plans to display the souped-up Farmall F20 at The Farm Science Review in September and at various car shows and parades around the Midwest, all for the sake of American ethanol and Ohio corn.
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