Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

Find It! Fix It! Finish a Winner!

Chevron is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 Delo® Tractor Restoration Competition. The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition was established in 1995 to recognize and reward the creativity, technical aptitude and business knowledge of high school-aged students from around the country.

In addition to competing for recognition and the $10,000 Grand Champion prize, participants develop teamwork, project management, budget management, planning and marketing skills. All of these skills will enable them to become future leaders in the agriculture community. Participating in the Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Competition is fun, challenging and can be a life-changing experience. Not only will student teams restore an old tractor to its original (or almost original) luster, but you will also learn valuable life and business skills.

  • Grand Champion Prize $10,000
  • Reserve Champion Prize $5,000
  • Third Place Prize $3,000
  • Other prizes and recognition for most video votes, best photo, best presentation

To learn more about the 2016 competition, go to 2016 competition.

Are you a Past Participant?

Matt Mahler - Tractor Restoration Competition 2015 champion

We'd love to hear from you. If you are an advisor, friend or family member of a past participant, is there someone you know who still proudly talks about his or her significant achievement and has applied skills learn through the competition? If so please let us know as we'd love to reconnect. Send an email with your story or phone number and we'll call you for details.

Dan Holdmeyer - Market Day Spot

You Can Do It!

2016 Delo TRC

Line up your tractor and mark your calendar for these dates:

  • 2016 Competition Opens: April
  • Competition Deadline: August
  • Finals Presentations: October

2015 Winners

Individual Winners, FFA Chapter, Location and Restoration Project:

  • Champion: Matt Mahler, Iowa Park FFA, Iowa Park, TX, 1972 John Deere 4320
  • Reserve Champion: Austin Haywood, Hastings FFA, Hastings, MI, 1954 Farmall Super MTA
  • Third Place: Drake Davis, Southmont FFA, Crawfordsville IN, 1935 Farmall F-12

Online Video Vote:

  • Winner: Eufaula FFA, Eufaula AL (winners of Kindle Fire for each member)
  • Runner Up: El Campo ($100 gift certificare for each member)

Best Photograph:

  • Austin Haywood

Best Presentation:

  • Matt Mahler

2015 Best Photograph Award

2015 Best Photograph Award -- Austin Haywood

Austin Haywood, 1954 Farmall Super MTA