OUR MISSION

​Preserving the International Harvester Brand

  • Chapter 42 of the International Harvester Collectors, Inc., is a nonprofit organization organized under the laws of the state of Ohio, for the purpose of expanding membership and facilitating communication among International Harvester Company (“IH”) enthusiasts in the State of North Carolina.
  • To promote, preserve and educate others on the IH brand by members collecting, restoring and showing displays.
  • To fund, restore, preserve, and research the history of the International Harvester Company within the State of North Carolina.
  • To fund localized activities for the sharing of information, ideas and the history of IH memorabilia.
  • To offer the host Chapter(s) of Red Power Round Up assistance in the Round Up, if requested.
  • To support youth organizations such as FFA and 4-H chapters and in doing so share and educate regarding the farm heritage of IH.
  • International Harvester Collectors of North Carolina Chapter 42, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as may be amended from time to time.

OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

2022 Officers

Lee Hedgecock

President

High Point, NC

(336) 442-7238

John Moon

Vice President

Burlington, NC

(336) 214-7188

Neil Fishel

President Emeritus

National Board Director

Kernersville, NC

(336) 408-0319

Tim Honeycutt

Treasurer

Mt. Pleasant, NC

(704) 792-7643

Chris White

Secretary

Dobson, NC

(336) 469-5496

Libby Humble

Membership Secretary

Liberty, NC

(336) 337-6488

2022 Directors

Jerry Coble

Snow Camp, NC

(336) 327-4054

Max Leonard

Lexington, NC

(336) 240-4586

Jeff Noah

Oakboro, NC

(980) 581-0098

Mike Collins

Concord, NC

(704) 506-5277

Charles Neal

Lone Hickory, NC

(336) 671-8094

Steve Peddycord

Mocksville, NC

(336) 830-0297

Board History

Term

2022 – 2026

2021 – 2025

2020 – 2024

2019 – 2023

2018 – 2022

2017 – 2020

2016 – 2019

2015 – 2018

2014 – 2017

2013 – 2016

2013 – 2015

2013 – 2014

President

Lee Hedgecock

Neil Fishel

Neil Fishel

John Moon

John Moon

James Kimbrell

Lee Hedgecock

Charles Neal

Neil Fishel

Tim Honeycutt

Directors

Jerry Coble

Election suspended

Mike Collins

Max Leonard

Alex McAuley

Neil Fishel

Bobby Allen

Mike Collins

Todd Gordon

Libby Humble

Neil Fishel

Dale Humble

John Moon

due to COVID

Lee Hedgecock

Jeff Noah

BJ Mortez

Rick Murray

Edward Lewis

James Kimbrell

Lee Hedgecock

Alex McAuley

Tim Honeycutt

Gary Pickeral

Charles Neal

Chris White

Steve Peddycord

Stacy Sink

Adrian Parsons

John Moon

Jeff Noah

Ray Keller

Charles Neal

Rick Murray

Dickie Wyrick

OUR HISTORY

​Preserving the International Harvester Brand

North Carolina has a rich tradition with International Harvester.  One could say the cultivision tractor found a great home in the long leaf pine state.   From small farms to large operations, IH has been and is an important part of agriculture in NC and an important part of the lives of many individuals.   So it began with a desire to preserve this IH tradition and become more active members of the International Harvester Collectors, Inc.   Eastern North Carolina Chapter 37 has for many years carried the IH banner for the state.  Formation of a new Chapter could happen between the Greensboro, Asheville and Charlotte areas to bring greater awareness and participation to the overall preservation of the IHC brand in NC.

Interest in a North Carolina chapter was first discussed in March at the 2013 Windmill Acres Toy Show, an annual event for showing machinery and trading toys. Dick Forester, International Harvester Collectors, Inc Counsel and Chapter Development Chair, met with Tim Honeycutt, Neil Fishel, Dickie Wyrick, Charles Neal, Dale Humble and Alex McCauley.   Dick was impressed with the Wind Mill Acres show and encouraged the group to seek a new Chapter.  Those present began putting out feelers while Alex, parts man at the CaseIH dealer Southern Farm Supply, put information on his parts counter.

An organizational meeting was held about a month later on April 6th, 2013 at Windmill Acres Farm, home of the Fishel Family, in Winston-Salem, NC.  Around 71 people were in attendance at this meeting. Several important things happened at this meeting. First we began by going over what IHCI was in addition to sharing many individual experiences with IHC equipment and memorabilia. Then we went over the business of what it would take to get approval from the NC Secretary of State and all the other legal requirements necessary to form a Chapter. The vote was unanimous to begin the process of forming a chapter and the officers and board of directors were elected. The initial group plus Gary Pickeral and Libby Humble were added to the board of directors with Tim Honeycutt being elected president.  It was an exciting meeting. One person, Daniel McAulay, an art teacher at Watauga High School in Boone NC, even doodled a design for a chapter logo on a napkin during the meeting. This would become the foundation of the logo.

We met again on June 9th for an ice cream and desert social. This would become known as the deadline for charter membership.  There were over 120 people present for the second meeting. Most of this meeting was preparation for the Red Power Round Up with the objective to formally request to the national board of directors that this group be recognized as a chapter of IHCI. The group picture is of those that were present with The Fishel Family IH tractor collection.

At the Red Power Round Up on the afternoon of Friday, June 23, 2013 national president Bob Buxton presided over the Board meeting.  There were 121 membership applications turned in to IHCI at this point and 24 of the at large members were present at the national board meeting.    After a solid recommendation by the new chapter formation committee and a brief presentation by Tim Honeycutt, our president, the national board voted and we officially became Chapter 42 of IHCI.

We welcome anyone to join us at our quarterly meetings of special events.  So in the words of Dickie Wyrick, one of our former directors, we are running hard, we are running red.

JOIN US

​Preserving the International Harvester Brand

Chapter 42 Membership is open to anyone having an interest in International Harvester products, the history and heritage of IH, or the history of the International Harvester Company in North Carolina. All members are expected to participate in their Chapter and to attend meetings whenever possible.

Chapter 42 dues are $30.00 per year. Membership dues for the IHCI shall be included in any membership dues required for Chapter membership. Chapter members must also be members of IHCI and annual dues must be paid to the IHCI in addition to Chapter dues.

The families of Chapter 42 members are encourage to share in the general activities of the Chapter. There are no limitations regarding multiple Chapter members in a single family or limits regarding a Chapter member belonging to other IHCI chapter(s). Any family member can be a Chapter member with a paid individual membership.

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