To preserve the history of agriculture, educate future generations about the heritage and progress of agriculture and provide fellowship and education to those interested in the history and collection of antique tractors, engines and equipment.
HistoryThe South Plains Antique Tractor Association ( SPATA ) has been in existence since 1995. Currently, the club has about 175 members from the South Plains, and Panhandle of Texas as well as New Mexico. We continue to grow each year.
ActivitiesSPATA gathers on the second Saturday of each month for a meal, business meeting and fellowship. Meetings begin a 6 PM, and members usually arrive early to begin eating. Average attendance at monthly meetings is 40 to 50 members. We attend to business, socialize, and have guest speakers on occasion.
Annual Antique Tractor and Engine ShowWe hold our annual antique tractor and engine show the third weekend of October. This event includes parades, tractor games, demonstrations, children's games, fellowship, and a worship service on Sunday. Bake sale items, crafts and memorabilia can be purchased from vender booths. The tractor show is a family event and fun for all ages!
Exhibitors traveled from Kansas, Texas, and New Mexico to participate in the show. On average, we have 100 tractors come from all parts of the country. Our show continues to grow each year!
Other EventsSPATA members enjoy participating in many parades the West Texas area to display the heritage of antique tractors. We also participate in the Annual Miracles Christmas Parade. The club enjoys decorating their antique tractors for Christmas!
Community ServiceA large portion of the funds raised from our annual tractor and engine show are donated to the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. We also provide support to the Texas Boys Ranch of Lubbock each holiday season.
Goals for the FutureWe hope to increase our community support by growing our annual tractor show, thereby increasing our donation to the Bayer Museum of Agriculture.
Donations are Tax DeductibleThe club now has 501C3 status, which means all of your donations are tax deductable, including restored or restorable tractors.
2015 Winner 2014 Winner
Raymond Rodriguez - Levelland, TX The Lonnie Stokes Family