Farmall Super M in Pink?

   One of the great things about taking a road trip is that if you keep your eyes open, you just might find something unexpected and extremely cool. While driving through Beecher, Ill., to the Beecher Farm Toy Show, I spotted a restored Farmall in a driveway. Nothing unusual, given the popularity of restoring vintage tractors these days — but this tractor was pink! Dad and I continued on to the show, promising to stop when leaving town to take a closer look.

   On our way home, dad pulled into the driveway and I hopped out to trespass (just a little and only for a minute) and took this picutre:

Don’t adjust your screen! This Farmall Super M is pink!

   A little Internet homework provided some neat answers. According to the Illinois & Indiana Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club Web site, owner Tammi Greenwald of Beecher restored the tractor and painted it pink, “to aid in her efforts to raise awareness of the need for better breast cancer detection and research…The Pink tractor has been in many parades and tractor rides in the area. Tammi is planning some long distance drives to help raise money for the cause.”

   Well done, Tammi. I’m sorry for the brief trespass, but so glad that we stopped!

   For more information on breast cancer go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Cancer Society.