Welcome to the OTTPA Inc website. We are honored that you are willing

to spend some of your time with us. Just to help you understand a little

about us, how we started, and why...here is a little history of our

organization.

After having spent several years in a local super and modified tractor

pulling association, I realized that alot of people could not afford to

own those high powered expensive machines, and having loved tractors

all of my life, it didnt take to much encourgement when several of my

friends wanted to start a antique tractor pull association.

At a meeting in Salisbury, N.C. , June 1989, four men came together and

raised $1500.00. We agreed to spread the word about our intentions and

purchase a sled for the purpose of showing antique tractors.

As the word spread, more and more people with antique tractors wanted

to help. A meeting was called at the Baxter Ribelin Farm in Eastern

Rowan County, where to my surprise, about 30 people attended.

We found out that some of these people had been going to a local antique

tractor pull until the man's sled had broken. They were really excited

about joining with us. They would later build a set of scales to go

along with our sled.

After a great meeting, officers were elected and plans were for our

first pull. The Old Time Tractor Pulling Association was born --

later to be called the OTTPA Inc.

Our goal was simple --- to have as many people as possible bring their

antique tractors 1955 and older, later changed to 1960 and older, to

hook to our sled and help put on a show for fund raisers at Fire Depts,

Civis Clubs and Machinery Shows. Our intentions were also simple...

Do our best for the preservation, restoration, demostration, and

education of antique tractors and farm machinery.

On July 26th 1989 in the office of our attorny Lynn Hicks, we drew

up the bylaws and the articles of incorporation of the Old Time Tractor

Pulling Association and on August 8th 1989, document # 460496 was filed

in the office of Rufus L. Edmisten, state of North Carolina. Thus we

became The OTTPA, INC., a non-profit organization of family and friends

helping to entertain people of all ages.

Our board of directors started out with 4 men, we now have 7. We have

younger boys and girls bringing tractors (with the help of their

family) and pulling them in our show. These children were not even

born in 1989 when we first started.

Have we been successful ? I think so...but we still have a long way to

go. We have had 5,519 hits on our website and whether you are 5,520, or

15,520, we thank you for your interest.

We have many things of interest already and lots more to come in the way of

planning and scheduling. Check back with us often. If we can be of any

help to you, you are welcome to email us,admin@OTTPAInc.com.

Again...welcome to the OTTPA,Inc.


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