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In this 2010 photo, Charles Bertsch leads the tractor parade on his 1987 Mustang during the Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Show at Jefferson Township Park. The International Harvester Collectors Red Power Roundup in Lima begins Wednesday.

Tractor collectors rolling into NW Ohio this week

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Tractors of all sizes will bring thousands of people to northwest Ohio this week.

As many as 30,000 people are expected to come to Lima for the International Harvester Collectors Red Power Roundup.

The four-day event begins Wednesday.

The annual show has been held in Illinois, Minnesota and Indiana in recent years.

Tractor collector Dale Merkle of Delphos helped bring the show to northwest Ohio. He plans on bringing garden tractor restorations that he's been finishing.

He tells The Lima News that the show is a chance for parents to show children how farmers operated was years ago.