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.
The 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.
SPATA 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 Show
We 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!
SPATA 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!
A 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 Future
We 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 Deductible
The club now has 501C3 status, which means all of your donations are tax deductable, including restored or restorable tractors.
Lewis Welker from Kress, Tx is the winner of this 1949 Farmall C.
Lonnie Stokes won the raffle drawing was Sunday October 21, 2012 at the 10th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show.
The raffle drawing was Sunday October 16, 2011 at the 9th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show.
Winner of the 2010 restoration project tractor at the 8th Annual Tractor and Engine Show in October 2010 is Perry Gruhlkey of Plainview, Texas.
Poppa's Luckiest Ticket!
Winner of the 2009 Tractor Raffle, Neal Morgan with his grandson, Joseph Fernihough on this beautifully restored 1944 International Havester Farmall H "lucky" tractor (Featured in the 2011 Farmall Wall Calendar by Lee Klancher
). The raffle drawing was November 18, 2009 at the 7th Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show benefiting the American Museum of Agriculture.