SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced Cody Garrett as Grand Prize winner of the 2014 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition for his restoration of a 1962 Schafer Model 18000 tractor. The high school senior from Cuero, TX was selected for the $10,000 Grand Prize by a panel of expert judges following presentations by all twelve finalists at the 87th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. This was Cody’s second trip to the national finals.
Ethan Haywood of Hastings FFA in Michigan was voted Reserve Champion for his restoration of a 1954 Farmall Super H, and was awarded $5,000. Matt Mahler of Iowa Park High School FFA in Iowa Park, TX took third place, and a $3,000 prize, for his restoration of a 1970 John Deere 4020. Matt placed in the top three in 2012, 2013 and now 2014.
With 17,486 votes, Cuero FFA from Cuero, TX was voted the winner of the Best Video competition. Each Cuero FFA team member received a tablet computer.
“Every year we are amazed by the accomplishments of each and every entrant,” said Dan Holdmeyer Chevron Lubricants Industrial Brand Manager. “This year is no exception. This is a great experience for these students. Our participants learn an incredible amount during the restoration and competition process. Thanks to their determination, hard work and perseverance, their communities are able to enjoy these restored pieces of American history. Chevron is also proud to support their hard work and craftsmanship with the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition.
“We’d like to congratulate Cody Garrett on being our 2014 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Champion and acknowledge all our participants for their fine work.”
The finalists for the 2014 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition included:
- Cody Garrett, Cuero, TX: 1962 Schafer Model 18000 (Grand Prize Winner)
- Ethan Haywood, Hastings, MI: 1954 Farmall Super H (Reserve Prize Winner & Best Presentation)
- Matt Mahler, Iowa Park, TX: 1970 John Deere 4020 (Third Prize Winner)
- Cuero FFA, Cuero, TX: 1968 Oliver 2150 (Best Video Winner with 17,486 votes)
- Southwest FFA, San Antonio, TX: 1958 Oliver 880 (Best Photograph)
- Luke Reilly, Atascadero, CA: 1956 John Deere 420 S
- John Michael Grunseich, Bellevue, TX: 1971 John Deere 5020
- Carlie Rembold, Big Timber, MT: 1953 John Deere Model R
- El Campo FFA, El Campo, TX: 1954 Farmall Cub
- Shane Kirts, Era, TX: 1967 Allis Chalmers 170
- Scott Evans, Iowa Falls-Alden FFA, IA: 1946 Huber M120
- Drake Davis, Crawfordsville, Indiana: 1962 Farmall 504
About the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition
Since 1995 the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has rewarded the determination, mechanical skills and business savvy of high school-aged tractor restoration experts from around the country. Through the restoration of an antique tractor, participants develop skills applicable to the modern business world. The skills needed for success in the program – equipment maintenance, teamwork, project management, budgeting, planning and marketing – help develop the participants into future leaders in the agriculture community.
All entrants to the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition were required to submit a workbook detailing the entire tractor restoration process, from mechanical overhauls of the engine, transmission, and auxiliary and ancillary systems, to the external appearance of the tractors. The 12 finalists were invited to the National FFA Convention in Louisville to present their projects to a panel of five professional tractor restorers. Projects were graded on restoration process, results and documentation, as well as oral presentation and safety precautions.
For more about the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, go to: www.DeloTractorRestorationCompetition.com
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