Ken Molestina | CBS 11 News |

FORT WORTH (CBS 11 News) – High schoolers from across the state unveiled newly restored tractors in that 2nd annual Junior Agricultural Mechanic Show.

All the competing tractor entries are a blast from the past, which might make it hard to believe that these machines used to be in less than pretty condition.

The goal was for high school groups to make beat up tractors looks refreshed and brand new.

The entry that claimed the title of “Reserve Champion” was from Gonzales High School. The win earned the team $1,500 to be used for materials in next year’s contest.

Luke Tinsley, from Gonzales High School, and his South Texas school mates are among only a handfuls of students who participated in this year’s show.

“The paint was one of the most difficult things as far as painting and priming. It was a never ending process,” Tinsley said.

The end result is the pay off of many dedicated work days for the group.

“It actually took from the beginning of Septmeber to about last Thursday,” Zac Singleton, also of Gonzales, said.

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