About Us and Our History
Vintage Iron was formed in 1997 by a handful of farmers, local businessmen, antique farm tractor and equipment collectors. In 2001 Vintage Iron joined the national organization "Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association" (EDGE & TA). This Association provides Vintage Iron with insurance, safety rules and regulations for putting on events and parades. EDGE & TA also provides a network of other organizations across the entire United States just like Vintage Iron. Vintage Iron calls Chico California home as do most of its members however it has members from all over Northern California.
Vintage Iron is involved in numerous parades and events in the north state through out the year. Vintage Iron's biggest event is the Threshing Bee held at the Patrick Ranch every June. Vintage Iron conducted the first Threshing Bee (wheat harvest) in 2003 and has been putting on the wheat harvest ever since. Check out the Calendar page to see what event is coming up next.