RELAY 2017 will be 5/5/17 save the date!


Relay 2017 has begun.  You can sign up online at Harrisonburg Rockingham Relay for life (type this in your google search and it will come up, this is the easiest way) or you can use once you get to the website and you are sure that you are under Harrisonburg/Rockingham 5/5/17 you will click Join this Relay from there it is very simple.  If you do not want to sign up online I can provide you with a paper application.  The theme this year is ”Wish upon a cure” Please begin collecting auction items for Relay and when you have them ready I will be happy to pick them up.  I would like to have all items by April 1, 2017.  Let’s see if we can beat our top our total from last year we were #5 out of 113 teams and we raised over $10k.

We look forward to another great Relay year,

Becky and David Seal

Information about a upcoming auction:

A message from Kaye (Wonderley) Butler: My Dad, Bill Wonderley, was an avid tractor puller from its early days.  He started pulling at Rockingham County Fair with farm tractors in, I believe, 1969.  I think his last pull was around the year 2000, when he was in his mid-seventies!  He won many, many trophies, and with his Shenandoah Wonder, he was Virginia state points champion in both the 5,500 and 7,500 lb. classes.  He passed away last August just before his 90th birthday.


The specifics are as follows:

  *Farm Auction to be held on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 8 AM.

  • Location is 10024 Jacksons Way, Port Republic.  The farm is 2 miles north of Port Republic, and Jacksons Way runs parallel to US 340 between Port Republic and Lynnwood along the south fork of the Shenandoah River.
  • The auctioneer is Charlie Whetzel, and yes, he plans to promote the auction on the internet.  I assume it will be on auctionzip, if that is the site he normally uses.
  • The auction will include household furnishings and farm equipment.
  • We have several vintage tractors that will be auctioned.  They are subject to sale prior to the auction, so folks should check the website to see what tractors will be included.
  • Charlie says he usually advertises about two weeks before the auction.
  • My email address is, and interested parties should feel free to contact me for more information. 

The tractors we have are as follows:

  • IH Model 560 with front loader (homemade bucket) in fair condition.
  • IH Farmall “M”.  It runs but is in fair/poor condition.
  • IH Model 460.  It is disassembled; we have all parts in hand.
  • IH Farmall “H” with homemade road scraper blade.  It runs with some help and is in fair condition.
  • IH Farmall Model “Super M” with mounted sickle bar mower.  Has C281 engine, which is the biggest stock engine for that tractor.  Condition fair.
  • IH Farmall 460, “The Shenandoah Wonder”.  It was a Virginia state champion alcohol/turbo pulling tractor with two additional mounted tires and aluminum rims.  Condition fair.
  • We have quite a few tractor weights, both wheel weights and (homemade) suitcase weights.

  Thank you!

Kaye (Wonderley) Butler

10/22 Pork Sandwich Fundraiser. Orders Due by 10/17.

10/22 – Pork Tenderloin Sandwich Fundraiser Pickup. Club member volunteers are needed to assemble sandwiches at 8:30 and pickup of sandwiches begins at noon. Volunteers RSVP with Jennifer 540-820-9763
10/17 – All orders due to Jennifer 540-820-9763
The sandwiches are a large 4oz of delicious pork BBQ prepared by BBQ expert Tyrone Scott. Each sandwich will sell for $3.50.
Please pre-sell as many as possible. You may want to take a look at the customers that purchased some last year give them a call ask again if they would like to purchase some more this year.
Our October meeting will follow sNdwich making.

Join us at the Somerset Steam and Gas Pasture Party 9/9 – 9/11

IHC of VA will show at the Somerset VA Steam and Gas Pasture Party on September 9th – 11th, 2016.

If you are able to exhibit or help out, please contact Jennifer Puffenbarger (540-820-9763).

For more information regarding the show, go to

This is a must-see event and it is just a short drive away for many of our club members. We hope to see everyone at Somerset this year!!


Join us for the Field Day of the Past on 9/16-18

IHC of VA will show at the Rockville, VA Field Day of the Past on September 16-18th, 2016.

If you are able to exhibit or help out, please contact Jennifer Puffenbarger (540-820-9763).

For more information regarding the show, go to

We had a wonderful time at the show last year. Many club members participated in the show and everyone had a great while viewing the show owner’s private collection of antique equipment, and while shooting the breeze with the show’s antique tractor show organizer, Pope Reid. We are looking forward to another great show this year and hope to see everyone out at the Field Day of the Past!

View an excerpt of the article where our club was featured in the Field Day of the Past Spring Newsletter below.



The Summer Show Starts Today!

We hope to see everyone at the summer show starting today! All the IHs are shined up, fueled up and ready to show, so come out and enjoy a collection of the finest machines on the planet! Be sure to bring the kids along for a ride on the new club barrel train. Thanks to Jerry McDonald, Cotton Coffey, Bobby Menefee and Tinker Moats for the new train!



Additional Auction Items 2016

Additional Auction Items are below. To see all auction items, use this link: 

Donated by Shade Equipment One Cub Cadet Push Mower

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Donated by Grandma’s Pantry Located in the Shenandoah Heritage Market Rt 11 South Harrisonburg, VA

$10 Gift Certificate and Gift Basket
This will be given as a door prize on Friday.


Donated by Farm Credit, Harrisonburg, VA

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Thermometer with red tractor Donated By Rocking R Hardware Harrisonburg, VA

Don’t forget to stop by and support our local businesses!


Gift Card Donated By Sew Classic Fabric

In stock at Sew Classic: Red Tractor Fabric!


Mary Kay Items donated by Becky Seal

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Pictures Donated by Mrs. & Mr. Seal

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