Like classic cars, two-cylinder John Deere tractors hold their appeal, and men with farming blood running through their veins, such as Bob Engle, collect them. Engle’s family farm on Fort Casey Road dates back to the 1850s, when his ancestors arrived to claim land as part of the Oregon Donation Land Claim Act.
The Cascade Two-Cylinder Club (C2CC) approached Engle and asked him to hold a rally at his family farm. The club serves nearly 200 members throughout the northern part of the state, including Lynden, Sedro Woolley, Anacortes, Bow, and Whidbey Island. The nonprofit club, formed in 1993, is made up of collectors who restore and preserve antique John Deere farm equipment and who gather throughout the year for parades, plow days, festivals, and tractor pulls.