Ray Hoffman

About Ray Hoffman

Ray Hoffman is known among Antique Power readers for his unique interview style. He has probably written more articles than any other contributor.

1958 Ford 741 Workmaster
Ray Hoffman

AP 27-6 #05 05

The 1958 Ford 741 Workmaster featured in the September/October 2015 issue of Antique Power magazine is owned by Linda Anderson, of Bristol, South Dakota. The umbrella is a correct factory unit, which comes in handy on long drives across the South Dakota countryside. Everything on the Anderson farm is made by Ford — from the tractors to the cars and trucks she and her husband Gary drive. … Read the rest of the story…

1937 Massey-Harris Pacemaker Orchard
Ray Hoffman

AP 27-5 #03 04

The 1937 Massey-Harris Pacemaker Orchard Model PA featured in the July/August 2015 issue of Antique Power magazine is owned by Dennis Brown, of Sumner, Iowa. It was rough but complete when Brown bought it, having spent its life in Lynden, Washington. Fortunately, Brown has restored 80 tractors and had quite an inventory of Wallis and Massey-Harris parts on hand to ease the restoration. … Read the rest of the story…

1965 Simplicity Landlord
Ray Hoffman

AP 27-5 #05 05

The 1965 Simplicity 2110 Landlord featured in the July/August 2015 issue of Antique Power magazine is owned by Ron Peters, of New Haven, Indiana. After graduating from high school, Peters spent two years in the Army, then went to work for a Simplicity dealer for 10 years. He eventually had one of the largest Simplicity dealers in northern Indiana. Today, his son runs the business, and Peters has a shop for his own projects. Our featured Landlord was purchased new … Read the rest of the story…

Worthington Model A – Factory Doodlebug?
Ray Hoffman


Our six-page feature on a Worthington Model A in the July/August 2014 issue of Antique Power was a lot of fun for the staff to research and write. Like a lot of “doodlebug” tractors, Worthingtons were built from inexpensive used car parts. Charles C. Worthington’s love of golf (he was linked to the founding of the Professional Golf Assn.) led him to develop machines that could handle precise landscaping without costing a fortune. Worthington Mower Co. production ran from 1922 … Read the rest of the story…

Massey-Harris 22
Ray Hoffman


The 1950 Massey-Harris 22 featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Antique Power is the first tractor Wayne Saak ever drove, and it was his father’s second tractor.  Since his uncle’s dealership sold Massey-Harris and Massey-Ferguson products, the Saak family focused on those two brands. I interviewed Saak and photographed the M-H for a 3-page story. You can click here to order the issue through our online store. … Read the rest of the story…