Mecum Gone Farmin' Spring Classic Auction Set for March 24-25

Tractors, Vintage Trucks, Road Art and Relics to be Offered in East Moline, Illinois

Above: Uncle Sam C20 (Lot F30) Below: 1907 Hart-Parr 22-40 (Lot F40)
Walworth, Wis --

The 2023 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic auction will be held at Bend XPO in East Moline, Illinois, this March 24-25. This two-day, action-packed event will feature approximately 500 lots of tractors, vintage trucks and implements, alongside more than 200 lots of Road Art and relics.


Highlighting the consignments for the Spring Classic is an Uncle Sam C20 (Lot F30) that is one of only two known to exist. The rare tractor was built by the US Tractor & Machinery Co. of Menasha, Wisconsin, and it stands today as a desirable collector’s piece. One of the earliest tractors ever offered by Mecum Auctions is the 1907 Hart-Parr Model 22-40 (Lot F40) that is also slated to cross the auction block in East Moline. This tractor, from the Chuck Bos Collection, underwent a meticulous cosmetic and mechanical “re-restoration” in 2021 and now presents in attractive and high-quality condition.


The Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic auction will additionally feature a power-packed lineup of vintage trucks, anchored by the Legendary Gene Olson Collection.

Also on offer will be over 200 lots of Road Art and relics, including more than 30 implements from The Gilliam Farms Collection. Some of the noteworthy lots include an original 1950s John Deere Double-Sided Porcelain Neon Dealership Sign (Lot B51), an original Ford Tractor Double-Sided Porcelain Neon Dealership Sign (Lot B60) with three colors of neon and an original John Deere Double-Sided Porcelain Sign adorned with yellow, red and black (Lot B87).


Bidding is already underway for Mecum’s sister On Time online auction, The Spring Harvest Collection, featuring 200 lots. The online-only auction is free to register and is set to close on Friday, March 24. Visit to view the collection and to register to bid.


Persons interested in consigning a tractor, vintage truck, sign, relic or collection to be auctioned at the 2023 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic should visit or call 262-275-5050.

For more information on the 2023 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic and all other scheduled auctions, visit Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments and includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the lots to be offered. For schedule information, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum events, visit, or call 262-275-5050 for more information.


2023 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic
Bend XPO
922 Mississippi Parkway
East Moline, IL 61244


Gates open daily at 7 a.m.

Gates close one hour after the final vehicle of the day crosses the block.


Auction Preview

Thursday, March 23 from 1-4 p.m.



Friday, March 24 at 9 a.m.

Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m.


Vintage Trucks

Friday, March 24 - immediately following tractors


Road Art & Relics

Saturday, March 25 - immediately following tractors


 (Note: All times Central Daylight Time)


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