I named mine "Ol Red" because it is older than me and I use to have red hair. My tractor has many names when it will not start or run right but most of the time I just shorten it to Red. I have not named my JD yet other than the money pit project.
There are no CUB's older than me...
Even my 1947 is 5 years my junior.
Before I got sidelined for several years by health problems including a dicky ticker (now all better) my 1947 CUB was known fairly widely as "Major" (this is a bit of a trip). That was not any kind of rank. The name is a kind of a tip of the hat to a local author of many years ago. While one of his books was made into a movie by Disney (When Knighthood Was In Flower) he was better known locally by a book titled "The Bears Of Blue River". The main character was a fictitious local pioneer boy named Balser Brent. A statue of Balser stands yet today on our public square holding up two bear "cubs" from the story. Are you seeing what is developing here.
The name of the local author was Charles "Major".
Long trip for a little info wasn't it...
My old friend George Willer was fond of "Major" (the CUB, not the writer) and used to frequently tell me that I should never paint Major since it was such an original 1947. So far I have not painted it but may now that George is gone. Or, I may not. (shrug) I miss George... I knew George before he held the first CUBFEST. Am I right? Was it 2003? I enjoyed it so much that we hosted the second one, 2004? here at the farm in Central Indiana.
I am planning on making a few CUB events this year. I believe that The Barnyard Bash is the earliest one not so far from me. I don't know what is next, I believe the Ohio CUB-tug is in August.