Antique Ford tractors and more up for auction Bob Marr earned his living buying and selling cars, but his hobby was collecting Ford tractors.
Over the years, many of them ended up in his collection, but now the 81 year old Stevensville resident feels it time to move on and let someone else enjoy them. it wasn a Ford, I would not let it on my property. They all have a different story and most of them came from farmers, he explains while pointing out some of the different features, like the one built in 1939 or the one that had steel wheels because it was made during the Second World War and they didn have any rubber to make tires. Another one is from 1950 and still has the original back tires, while another had no starter and needed to be cranked by hand. He put a starter on it because he grew tired of cranking it. It not necessarily that he liked one brand of tractors over another, he worked on many Ford models, got to know them better, and stuck with them. have two busses full of parts. If I needed a piece and couldn find it, I would buy a whole tractor for the part, said Marr. sharp. But, that not all. His lifetime collection will also include classic trucks, sleighs, cutters and buggies, farm equipment, gas engines and more tools than anyone could ever use. were a way for me to earn a living, tractors is how I wasted my money, said Marr, who lives at 3731 Bertie Rd., in rural Fort Erie, where the auction is being held. enjoyed working on them. Each one had a different challenge. Just like any other hobby, you find time for it, said Marr, who grew up on the family farm, where he still lives today. was born right out in the field while my mother was shucking wheat. This was our farm. My dad was here before me of course and I never left. I never did any farming, but I was hooked on horses and owned half a dozen of them at one time. he was about 25, he started selling cars and went into it fulltime around 1960. never fell in love with any of coach outlet sale quality the cars. I even had Lincolns and coach outlet purses difference Rolls Royce, but I never missed them. When the bank calls and wants some money then it got to go, said Marr. I had some tractors that I wish I had never sold. he wasn buying tractors, he kept busy working on wagons that were once pulled by horses and that farmers might have used when picking up supplies at the market. would buy old wagons coach outlet handbags leather for parts, or I would go down to Pennsylvania in Amish country to buy parts. I would always have more projects on the go than I needed, said Marr, who preferred spending his time in the workshop instead of sitting in front of the television. An old wood wagon that is being sold was once used to haul stone when they were building Highway 3 in Fort Erie. A 1931 Studebaker truck that is also being sold still has the name of a business and a phone number on the door. Forget about area codes, the phone number was only four digits 1150. He also collected old tools that he had displayed around his shop. Most of them came from people who would visit and drop off a bunch. wanted to get rid of them and they knew I would take anything. I like coach leather handbags outlet the graveyard, I turn nothing away, said Marr.
would go to auctions and things kept jumping on my trailer and coming home with me. of the tractors he owns was once used to cut the grass at the former Ford Glass Plant in Niagara Falls. an auction you never know who is going to show up, said Marr, who has already received calls from people in Quebec and the United States who wanted to know a bit more about some of the items that will be going up for sale.
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