Antique tractors putted through the Hill Country last Saturday after the annual Bluebonnet Tractor Ride was postponed in April due to the coronavirus. Twenty-one tractors and one custom hot rod joined the ride on rural roads. The Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club holds events to raise money for scholarships for graduating seniors in Gillespie County, who are pursuing a degree or certification in agriculture. Gerald Beckman of Boerne rode lead, followed by Don Pennington of Magnolia and Frank and
Kristy Watson from Bergheim shows off her patriotism with flags on her Farmall H tractor during the Bluebonnet Tractor Ride last Saturday. Riders met at the Texas Hills Sporting Range on Tivydale Road and ended the ride with lunch served at the home of Billy and Betty Roeder. — Standard-Radio Post/Christine Granados
Jerry Frazer of Artesia, New Mexico, rode a 1938 Case tractor in the Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club’s tractor ride on FM 2093. He won the “oldest tractor” award. Frazer, who owns 60 parade-ready antique tractors, said he would have gone to the Lubbock tractor ride but it was canceled due to COVID-19, so he made it Fredericksburg for the ride.