Registration Open for 2024 Tractor Restoration Competition

TRC finalists vie for $20,000 in prize money

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Chevron’s 2024 Tractor Restoration Competition (TRC) is officially open and high school students around the country are revving up their tractor restorations to compete for the title of Grand Champion.


Student teams of one or more will take an old rusty tractor that was once a vital part of farming and restore it to its former glory. In addition to learning valuable life and career skills, they’ll compete for up to $20,000 in prize money!


Students learn valuable skills restoring a tractor, but it’s not an easy venture. In addition to long days and weekends working on their project, they are often fundraising to raise awareness and support for what can be an expensive project. Many will reach out to Chevron Marketers for product donations. To support this program, Chevron provides assistance through its Max Funds program, and Marketers are encouraged to be involved by helping with technical expertise when possible.


These are some very dedicated, hard-working students and many go on to careers right out of high school with what they’ve learned and experienced. In addition to mechanical skills acquired from the restoration, students learn budgeting and project management, leadership and teamwork — all skills that employers value.


Since the competition launched over 25 years ago, contestants and winners alike have become Chevron ambassadors and customers in their careers and in their communities after competing in the TRC. One family converted their entire farm over to Delo® products following their son’s entry in the competition. Years after they compete, we see students remain ardent supporters and champions of the competition in their communities and on social media as they cheer on competing teams and follow the competition updates.


“The experience you take from the TRC is greater than the work you put in x2,” noted one former TRC Grand Champion.


This year’s competition deadline is August 2, 2024, and finalists will be selected to compete at nationals during the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention in Indianapolis. All those who wish to compete should visit the registration page on this website and download the 2024 Chevron TRC Instruction Book for complete details on entering the competition and, potentially, participating in the finals.


Walt Collier
Walt M. Collier is the Americas Brand Manager for Delo Engine oils and ancillary products. In this role, Walt oversees the development, deployment, and manages Chevron Delo brand of commercial lubricants products for the Americas. Prior to this role Walt was a Sr. Business Development Specialist working to grow Chevron’s Renewable Fuels business focusing on CNG for transportation fuel and Renewable Natural Gas. He joined the company in 2019 as an experienced hire working as a Business Development Specialist in our Direct Commercial lubricants group focusing on heavy duty engines in fleets, inland/coastal marine, and OEM dealers for North America.

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