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The Magic of Old Tractors by Ian M. Johnston

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Following two years in the making, this is the tractor book for which we have all been waiting!

Ian M. Johnston is Australia's very own tractor guru, recognised internationally as a leading authority on the history and development of farm tractors - and this is his fifth book.

The Magic of Old Tractors is crammed with a broad cross section of the results of his ongoing research, which takes him to often remote farming communities around the world.

But the book also has a distinctly Australian flavour. For example, information painstakingly investigated and revealed in the chapter which includes The KL Bulldog Affair, is guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows.

There is also a sprinkling of personal light-hearted anecdotes, which are not only historically informative - but also guaranteed to provoke a chuckle from the reader.

The Magic of Old Tractors is a well presented superior quality hard cover book, brimming with colour graphics. A must for all tractor enthusiasts.

From the dust cover:

What is it about old tractors that is so fascinating and entrancing? The sounds and smells of these old relics? The hunt to find that rarest of models? Or simply the memories such machine evoke? The Magic of Old Tractors explores this intriguing world and is essential reading for anyone with a passion for classic tractors.

The Magic of Old Tractors contains:

Renowned international expert - and self-confessed 'tractorphile' - Ian M. Johnston invites you to become acquainted with the nostalgic world of spanners, grease and exhaust smoke, and to experience the wonderful world of old tractors.

Ian M. Johnston is a professional agricultural tractor historian, and is the author of four books and hundreds of magazine articles on the subject. He is also regularly invited to be a judge or guest speaker at tractor rallies. His research and constant pursuit of further knowledge sees him travel extensively to farming communities, museums and libraries around the world.

Code No. 010648, 176 pages, ISBN 9781760790226, $25.00

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