‘Celebrity Tractor’ Online Auction Open for Bids

New HollandNew Holland, PA, May 21, 2007 – (AgNewsWire) Online bidding has begun on a one-of-a-kind New Holland compact tractor autographed by more than two dozen celebrities who competed in the popular “Michael Peterson/New Holland Celebrity Tractor Race” during the 2006 CMA Music Festival Fan Fair in Nashville. Proceeds from the auction will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Habitat for Humanity, the charity selected by 2006 Celebrity Tractor Race winner, country music artist Wade Hayes, who also autographed the tractor.

“Probably the most noted autograph on it was Tanya Tucker,” said Gene Hemphill, New Holland Industry Affairs Manager. “It will be up for auction until midnight June 9, which is the night before the 2007 Celebrity Tractor Race.”

Other celebrity autographs include country music artist Michael Peterson, who organized the charity event that bears his name. Peterson is best known for his hits “Drink, Swear, Steal and Lie,” and “From Here to Eternity.”

“This is truly a one-of-a-kind collectible,” said Peterson. “Not only is it a collectible, but its also a contribution to Habitat for Humanity and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.”

Bids can be placed at www.newholland.com/na/tractorauction. The site also offers information on the autographed tractor’s specification and the celebrities who competed in the 2006 race. Financial transactions will be conducted offline with the highest bidder, who will be identified after the auction closes and results are verified. Bids will be accepted on the Web site until midnight EDT on Saturday, June 9, 2007.

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