Tonasket FFA Delo tractor in contest – full press release

Public to Vote for Best Video in 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

The Tonasket FFA’s restored tractor made an appearance at the North Country Car Club Show and Cruise in at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds in June. / Brent Baker / staff photo

The Tonasket FFA recently entered the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. Its video, and the public’s opportunity to vote, can be found here. Below is the full press release with contest details from Chevron.


SAN RAMON, CALIF., Sept 6, 2012 – Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced the video voting portion of its long-running Delo Tractor Restoration Competition will begin on September 10, 2012. As part of the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, each entrant submits a 2-3 minute video that highlights the restoration process and the finished project. These videos are used by the event judges to evaluate restoration projects and are also entered into a competition of their own.

The video competition is open to all 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition entrants – not just finalists – and is designed to engage the families, friends and community of each entrant, allowing for the public to show support for their favorite projects. Team members from the winning submission in the video competition will receive a Kindle Fire®*, while runners-up will receive a $100 gift card**.

“So many people support these kids during the restoration of their tractors, that we wanted to give them a voice in the competition,” said Channing Reeder, indirect channel marketing specialist, Chevron Products Company. “That is what this video vote is designed to do. On September 10, 2012, we encourage the public to vote for their favorite video, by going to:”


Tonasket FFA’s contest photo.

Video voting starts on September 10 and will end on October 22. During this time period, the public is allowed to vote up to 10 times per day (per IP address).

Note: The online video vote is a standalone competition and has no influence on the selection of finalists or the outcome of the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, which will be held in Indianapolis on October 24-25.


What: Vote for best tractor restoration video in the 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

When: September 10 through October 22


Why: Show support for your local participants


Event Finalists Announced September 24

On September 24th at 6PM ET (5CT, 4MT, 3PT), the 12 finalists for the 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition will be announced on the events Facebook page ( These teams will be invited to Indianapolis to compete for the Grand Prize during this year’s FFA Convention & Expo.

2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Changes

A key change in 2012 is the opening of the event to non-FFA members for the first time in the program’s history. In 2012, the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition will set aside four of its 12 finalist seats for restorations not affiliated with the FFA. The remaining eight finalist spots will be reserved for FFA projects.

The award package for the 2012 event has also been updated, with the Grand Champion receiving a $10,000 prize, double the amount of previous years. Reserve Champion will now receive $5,000 and third place honors will be awarded $3,000.

About the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

Since 1997 the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has rewarded the determination, mechanical skills and business savvy of high school aged tractor restoration experts from around the country. Through the restoration of an antique tractor, participants develop skills applicable to the modern business world. The skills needed for success in the program – equipment maintenance, teamwork, project management, budgeting, planning and marketing – help develop the participants into future leaders in the agriculture community.

All entrants to the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition are required to submit a workbook detailing the entire tractor restoration process, from mechanical overhauls of the engine, transmission and auxiliary and ancillary systems, to the external appearance of the tractors. The 12 finalists (8 FFA entrants and 4 open) are invited to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis to present their projects to a panel of five professional tractor restorers. Projects are graded on restoration process, results and documentation, as well as oral presentation and safety precautions.

Key Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Dates

  • ·         September 10, 2012 – Video voting begins online
  • ·         September 24, 2012 –Finalists announced on Facebook (
  • ·         October 24-26, 2012 – FFA Convention in Indianapolis
  • ·         October 24-25, 2012 – Delo Tractor Restoration Competition in Indianapolis

Follow the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Online

The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition can be followed on various social media channels, including FacebookYouTube and Twitter.

 Kindle Fire, is a registered trademark of, Inc., Inc. is not a sponsor of this competition.

**Restrictions apply, see full 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition instruction book for details.

Extended Service Protection – Chevron’s Delo Product Family:

Chevron’s Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles that may demand extended service protection and drain capabilities.

The exceptional performance of Delo lubricants is a result of Chevron’s proprietary ISOSYN™ Technology which combines premium base oils, high performance additives and Chevron formulating expertise to provide superb diesel engine parts protection – all at an outstanding value.  ISOSYN Technology helps customers by providing extended service protection, maximizing engine durability, and minimizing operating costs. 

All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty.

Delo products includes Delo® heavy duty motor oils, Delo® Extended Life Coolant, Delo® Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze – Nitrite Free, Delo® Greases EP, Delo® Heavy Duty EP, Delo® Grease ESI, Delo® Synthetic Grease SF, Delo® Synthetic Transmission Fluid SAE 50, Delo® Gear Lubricants ESI® and Delo® Synthetic Gear Lubricant.

More information on Delo products and the Delo Truck can be found at:


About Chevron Products Company

Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, CA.

A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants.


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