MORSE BLUFF, Neb., March 20 /PRNewswire/ — Stock Auction Company will be auctioning off an impressive collection of antique Allis-Chalmers tractors and equipment at an estate auction at the Double R Farms located at 2723 County Road 25, in Morse Bluff, Nebraska on Friday, March 30, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.
The auction will include a collection of over 40 rare tractors, trucks, vehicles, trailers, harvest equipment, livestock equipment, shop equipment and other miscellaneous items that Larry Racek purchased over his lifetime. The collection includes: AC G, AC D14, AC D15, AC 17, AC D19, AC D21, AC 220, AC 170, AC 175, AC 180, AC 190, AC 200, AC Two-Ten, AC 616, AC 8050, to name a few. There will also be other collectible tractors, including John Deere, International Harvestor, Case, Farmall, Oliver and many others.
Larry Racek, a fourth-generation Racek farming the family’s beloved Double R Farms, was diagnosed with colon cancer on July 28, 2005. He passed away on January 8, 2007 at the age of 57. Double R Farms has been in the Racek family for over 125 years and recently was honored with the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award by the Knights of Ak Sar Ben Foundation. Throughout the years, the Racek family has raised various crops, cattle and hogs, as well as did custom farming. Larry loved his farm, farm equipment, and collections, including an impressive farm toy collection given to his nephews. He was also a family man and a musician.
Nadine and Jerrine Racek (Larry’s mother and sister, respectively) recalled, “Larry loved the farm passionately, desperately wanted to live and fervently prayed for a miracle to farm just one more year. He was so certain he could beat the cancer he even ordered his seed corn for 2007. It sadly was not meant to be.” Nadine added, “As a small boy, Larry wanted to drive Lorin’s [his father] tractor so badly that Lorin finally gave in and braced him to the seat of his Farmall so he wouldn’t fall off!” Although the last few weeks of Larry’s life he was unable to speak and visit with his beloved neighbors and friends, some of the last words he was able to utter were “Market-to-Market, tractors, combine and soybeans.”
The Racek family hopes that whoever buys Larry’s prized collection of tractors and equipment will love them as much as he did.
“This will be a well-attended auction both live and on the Internet,” said Mark Stock, Company President. “We are expecting a larger turnout than the local county fair! This will be a wonderful event and auction – a real tribute to Larry and his passion for farming and tractors!”
To view the complete list of auction items or other information about Stock Auction Company visit http://www.stockra.com/ or call 1-800-WE-Sell-8 or 1-800-937-3558.
About Stock Realty and Auction Company
Based in Saint Edward, Nebraska, Stock Auction Company employs 56 people in 4 offices in the U.S. The Company is one of America’s largest auctioneers of industrial equipment and agriculture equipment, as well as farm land and airplanes. The Company sells, through unreserved public auctions, a wide range of new and used equipment, including equipment utilized in the construction, transportation and agricultural industries. The Company also sells farm land primarily in the Midwest through private treaty sales, as well as unreserved auctions. Please visit the web site http://www.stockauctioncompany.com/.
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