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Our Story

The Great Northern Oliver Collectors club was founded under a large oak tree during the summer of 1997 as a local chapter of the national Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association. We are one of two Minnesota chapters, and primarily serve the southern region of the state. In 1999 our club began doing an Oliver calendar and continues to do so with with the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our membership.

 If you would like to host a event in your area please contact us by sending a email to: greatnorthernolivercollectors@gmail.com. Also, If you have an event where you would like to feature Oliver, Hart-Parr and White Tractors please send a email letting us know.

Membership Information

 

Chapter Membership

MEMBERSHIP: Members of the Great Northern Oliver Collectors enjoy the benefits of networking and sharing information about Hart-Parr, Oliver, White and related companies. If you are passionate about the history and heritage of antique power, please consider joining us! Once we have your contact information, we'll be able to keep you in the loop with our club mailings, including information on our annual meeting and banquet.

Membership is $15 a year, and checks can be sent to:

GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS

   %Dean Smith

  10150 NE 58th Avenue

  Mitchellville, IA. 50169

HPOCA Membership

Members of HPOCA receive an HPOCA Membership Card,  Membership Decal, One 50-word classified ad per member, per issue, in Hart-Parr Oliver Collector,FREE access to the members only section of www.hartparroliver.org.

Hart-Parr Oliver Collector is a bi-monthly magazine with information, history, articles by members, sources of parts, etc.

Membership is $35 a year, and checks can be sent to:

Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association 

PO Box 292092

Kettering, OH 45429

888.400.4962

To register online please visit http://www.hartparroliver.org/membership.html

Website: www.hartparroliver.org

Upcoming Events


 *June 9th, 2018 Cedar Valley Engine Club Annual Tractor Ride*  The Cedar Valley Engine Club annual tractor ride will be held Saturday June 9th starting and stopping at the Antique Acres show grounds just South of Janesville, Iowa.  The ride will be in memory of Rand E. Renner who was an avid tractor rider and great friend to many.  In honor of Rand, we will all be wearing Hawaiian shirts.  These shirts are available at Salvation Army / Goodwill type stores, so be looking for yours.  The money you would usually pay for a shirt will be donated to Rand's family for new safety equipment for the local grain elevator he worked at.  The ride will start at the Antique Acres show grounds just south of Janesville, Iowa and will return there after the ride.  Applications are almost ready and will be mailed out to our previous riders around March 31st.  If you do not receive an application please contact Deb Wolf.  For more info click here>  http://cedarvalleyengineclub.com/Events/2018TractorRide/tabid/102/Default.aspx

*June 9th, 2018 Cedar Valley Engine Club Annual Tractor Ride*

The Cedar Valley Engine Club annual tractor ride will be held Saturday June 9th starting and stopping at the Antique Acres show grounds just South of Janesville, Iowa.  The ride will be in memory of Rand E. Renner who was an avid tractor rider and great friend to many.  In honor of Rand, we will all be wearing Hawaiian shirts.  These shirts are available at Salvation Army / Goodwill type stores, so be looking for yours.  The money you would usually pay for a shirt will be donated to Rand's family for new safety equipment for the local grain elevator he worked at.

The ride will start at the Antique Acres show grounds just south of Janesville, Iowa and will return there after the ride.  Applications are almost ready and will be mailed out to our previous riders around March 31st.  If you do not receive an application please contact Deb Wolf.

For more info click here> http://cedarvalleyengineclub.com/Events/2018TractorRide/tabid/102/Default.aspx


 Great Northern Oliver Collector Club will be attending the Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association National Summer Show July 10-12, 2018. Which will be held in conjunction with 2018 Farm Technology Days in Marshfield, WI.

Great Northern Oliver Collector Club will be attending the Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association National Summer Show July 10-12, 2018. Which will be held in conjunction with 2018 Farm Technology Days in Marshfield, WI.


The Root River Antique Historical Power Association, Inc. presents: ~ Club presents Requested

The 36th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor ShowWhen:Friday through Sunday
July 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2018 Show Ground Gates Open 7:00 a.m.Where: Spring Valley, MN

http://www.rootrivershow.org/#rrahpa


This ride is in remembrance of loved ones that have passed away from our parish community.

For more information and to sign up call Ray Koenigs 507-582-3228


  August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018  7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 45th Annual Pioneer Power show featuring old time farming practices, early Minnesota town living and activities that went along with this era. This year Featuring the International Historical Construction Equipment Association. Also featuring Antique Heavy Trucks. Over 40 buildings and 120 acres. Lots of shade trees and free parking. Admission is $10 per person, kids under 12 are free and includes a free souvenir pin back button, button is good for all three days of the show. We are the State Fair Alternative.$10 per person, includes a souvenir button. Children under 12 are free.

August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 45th Annual Pioneer Power show featuring old time farming practices, early Minnesota town living and activities that went along with this era. This year Featuring the International Historical Construction Equipment Association. Also featuring Antique Heavy Trucks. Over 40 buildings and 120 acres. Lots of shade trees and free parking. Admission is $10 per person, kids under 12 are free and includes a free souvenir pin back button, button is good for all three days of the show. We are the State Fair Alternative.$10 per person, includes a souvenir button. Children under 12 are free.


PHOTO GALLERY

 Jim Checkel with this years scholarship winner.  Full story to come.

Jim Checkel with this years scholarship winner.  Full story to come.


 

Great Northern Oliver Collectors Annual Banquet held April 8, 2018. This event was a FULL HOUSE!!! With approximately 100 attendees. Thanks to everyone who brought items for the auction. We had a LOT of interesting items. Thanks for Kelly Barnett our guest speaker from Cedar Valley Engine Club, Erin Gudknecht, our 2017 Scholarship Award Recipient and everyone who attended to make this event a success!

 We would like to WELCOME Steve Pasche, Brian Gudknecht, Kelly Barnett, and Alax Donney to the club.

Plowing at Butterfield Thrashing Bee 2017


Approximately 22 OLIVERS made a GREAT appearance at Kevin Delva's OLIVER tractor show. Thanks to all who took the time to haul their Beauties to the event. We had beautiful weather!!! 
Welcome Russ Morgan and Troy Kennedy to the club!!! It was GREAT visiting with you!!!


The Root River Antique Historical Power Association,The 35th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor Show 2017

If you are a Great Northern Oliver Collectors Member and would like to share a project or feature a piece of equipment, please submit a digitial photo and narrative to greatnorthernoliver@gmail.com

 

Calendar Information

 

Since its inception in 1999, Our "Oliver Collector's Calendar"has been a way to support the gnoc. Whether buying a current calendar or submitting a photo for consideration in next year's calendar, we appreciate your support!


Call Dean regarding PAST ISSUES available of the OLIVER calendars. 507-456-6830

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  • 2018 and 2017 calendars are for sale! Prices are as follows:
    • One for $10.00 + $2.00 shipping
      Two for $20.00 + $3.00 shipping
      Six for $50.00 + $5.00 shipping
      Mail orders to:
      GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS %
      Dean Smith                                                                     10150 NE 58th Avenue MITCHELLVILLE, IA. 50169

  • To submit a photo for the 2019 calendar, please consider the following: 

    • Photo must be of an Oliver or related product in color

    • Photo submission deadline for the 2018 calendar is April 15, 2017

    • Photos should be an 8"x10" or 11"x14", or high resolution digital

    • No more than 2 photos per person will be considered each year

    • Photos may be reproduced for the Oliver Collectors Calendar and any advertisement for the calendar

    • Photos may be reduced, enlarged or cropped as needed

    • Please submit your name, address, phone number, and a brief description, serial number and history of the tractor with each photo

    • Photos may not be submitted for more than one calendar

    • Judging will be done by a panel of individuals (yet to be selected)

    • If you contribute a picture, you will receive a free Oliver Calendar for your efforts

    • Submit photos and supporting information to:

Great Northern Oliver Collectors

deansmuriel@gmail.com (for digital photos)

Dean Smith  10150 NE 58th Avenue MITCHELLVILLE, IA. 50169(for regular photos)

OLIVER 500&600 SERIAL NUMBER REGISTRY

 

Attention all Oliver Collectors: A fellow Oliver enthusiast had the opportunity to purchase and Oliver 500 last summer and began restoring it. This has prompted conversations with other collectors, and he thinks it would be fun to see how many Oliver 500s and 600s can be located.

Toward that end, he is starting an Oliver 500 and 600 Serial Number Registry. If you have one, or know someone who does, please send full serial number with prefix, name of the owner, or location of the tractor, and a contact phone number and/or email address, and he will chart them.

The definitive way to tell if the tractor was built as an Oliver is to check the serial number which you will find located on two different places on the Oliver 500 and Oliver 600. The first one is a metal plate with the serial number stamped on it, and that was attached to the front of the right hand battery box. As we all know, battery acid tends to corode things pretty bad, so it is common for this tag to be missing. The other location is on the right side to the front frame extension, near the radiator. Mr. LeCount looks forward to hearing from you. Fill out the information below and email it to lecount1027@gmail.com

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Please Include my Oliver 500 or 600 in your Registry. Here is my information:

Contact Name:

Contact Address:

Phone #:

Email Address:

Model: 500 _____600 _____

Serial Number and Prefix_____________

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the support we give

 

We are fortunate to have the support of our members who understand the wonderful work we do! Through our annual dues and calendar sales, the Great Northern Oliver Collectors club has been able to award a yearly scholarship. You don't have to be a Great Northern Oliver Collectors member to earn the scholarship.  The recipient for the 2017-2018 school year was announced at the Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist Banquet hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences held on April 20th, 2017 at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. This year's scholarship recipient is Erin G. from southern Minnesota. Congratulations Erin!

For the 2018-2019 school year, students attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls who are majoring in an agricultural related field are encouraged to apply. Students apply through the University of Wisconsin-River Falls scholarship site on the Financial Aid webpage. The CAFES Scholarship committee makes the recommendation. For more details on how to apply, please contact the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

In addition, we've been able to help out various non-profit organizations whose work aligns well with our enthusiasm of antique power, such as the Floyd County Historical Society. Visit them at http://www.floydhistoricalsociety.org/

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March 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter