The purpose of the club is to establish the International Harvester Collectors as an identity to which collectors of IH products can relate; promote IH collecting, restoration and show displays, through communication among members; help preserve, research and complete the history of the IH company and aid shows who feature IH with a file of member's show pieces. Also, to hold a large annual show (Red Power Round-Up) featuring IH at different host chapter locations around the United States.
International Harvester Collectors
The Ohio Chapter 6 Club is an active group with over 400 members. Activities during the year include a winter convention and recognition banquet, state show, an exhibit at the Farm Science Review, a plow day and a spring meeting typically held in conjunction with an outside event. Members also have the opportunity to attend national events. Ohio Chapter 6 has hosted national events such as the national auction and the National Red Power Round-up in 2006 and 2013. Ohio Chapter 6 members receive a quarterly newsletter called The Buckeye Binder. The best benefit is the fun, food and fellowship with fellow collectors.
The National IH Collectors Club was organized July, 1990. Currently, there are over 7000 members, from 49 states and several countries. There are 35 active chapters sanctioned to promote local involvement, with state chapters continually being chartered. For more information about the National IH Collectors Club visit their website at www.nationalihcollectors.com
Members receive a quarterly publication, Harvester Highlights, which provides information on club business; reports from various committees; upcoming show listings; news from chapters; feature stories, restoration information and limited free publication of wanted and for sale ads. Liability insurance is provided for members at club sanctioned shows. Besides the annual summer show, there is a Winter Convention with banquet for members. An all IH auction is supported by chapters in a different state each year. The club also supports displays at local farm shows.