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Who is that in my Profile Picture?

Anonymous
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That is NOT me in my profile picture.  It is a representation of a man called Harry Ferguson who was born near the town of Dromore in County Down - not many miles from where I am sitting at this moment! 

Among his claims to fame are development of the modern agricultural tractor (he is the Ferguson in Massey-Ferguson), being the first Irishman to design, build and fly his own aeroplane; and for developing the first 4-wheel drive Formula 1 car.

He had nothing whatever to do with mobile phones or communications technology - but hey, who's perfect?

A memorial garden to Harry Ferguson has been opened at the family home, and the following is the fuller version of the picture I took there some months ago:-

 

H_Ferguson_Mem_.jpg

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@Anonymous wrote:

That is NOT me in my profile picture.  It is a representation of a man called Harry Ferguson who was born near the town of Dromore in County Down - not many miles from where I am sitting at this moment! 

Among his claims to fame are development of the modern agricultural tractor (he is the Ferguson in Massey-Ferguson), being the first Irishman to design, build and fly his own aeroplane; and for developing the first 4-wheel drive Formula 1 car.

 


So why didn't be put it all together and build a flying 4-wheel drive tractor with a formula 1 engine?

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Anonymous
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@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

That is NOT me in my profile picture.  It is a representation of a man called Harry Ferguson who was born near the town of Dromore in County Down - not many miles from where I am sitting at this moment! 

Among his claims to fame are development of the modern agricultural tractor (he is the Ferguson in Massey-Ferguson), being the first Irishman to design, build and fly his own aeroplane; and for developing the first 4-wheel drive Formula 1 car.

 


So why didn't be put it all together and build a flying 4-wheel drive tractor with a formula 1 engine?


Hmmm - Maybe because there are not too many fields to be ploughed above ground level?

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Anonymous
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@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

That is NOT me in my profile picture.  It is a representation of a man called Harry Ferguson who was born near the town of Dromore in County Down - not many miles from where I am sitting at this moment! 

Among his claims to fame are development of the modern agricultural tractor (he is the Ferguson in Massey-Ferguson), being the first Irishman to design, build and fly his own aeroplane; and for developing the first 4-wheel drive Formula 1 car.

 


So why didn't be put it all together and build a flying 4-wheel drive tractor with a formula 1 engine?


Hmmm - Maybe because there are not too many fields to be ploughed above ground level?


That's because nobody has invented a flying tractor yet.

 

Besides, it would be useful for spraying the crops, wouldn't it?

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@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

That is NOT me in my profile picture.  It is a representation of a man called Harry Ferguson who was born near the town of Dromore in County Down - not many miles from where I am sitting at this moment! 

Among his claims to fame are development of the modern agricultural tractor (he is the Ferguson in Massey-Ferguson), being the first Irishman to design, build and fly his own aeroplane; and for developing the first 4-wheel drive Formula 1 car.

 


So why didn't be put it all together and build a flying 4-wheel drive tractor with a formula 1 engine?


Hmmm - Maybe because there are not too many fields to be ploughed above ground level?


That's because nobody has invented a flying tractor yet.

 

Besides, it would be useful for spraying the crops, wouldn't it?


Well, you'd better patent theidea quickly before anyone else sees it! Smiley LOL

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@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

That is NOT me in my profile picture.  It is a representation of a man called Harry Ferguson who was born near the town of Dromore in County Down - not many miles from where I am sitting at this moment! 

Among his claims to fame are development of the modern agricultural tractor (he is the Ferguson in Massey-Ferguson), being the first Irishman to design, build and fly his own aeroplane; and for developing the first 4-wheel drive Formula 1 car.

 


So why didn't be put it all together and build a flying 4-wheel drive tractor with a formula 1 engine?


Hmmm - Maybe because there are not too many fields to be ploughed above ground level?


That's because nobody has invented a flying tractor yet.

 

Besides, it would be useful for spraying the crops, wouldn't it?


Well, you'd better patent theidea quickly before anyone else sees it! Smiley LOL


Too late Smiley Very Happy

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Anonymous
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That is NOT me in my profile picture.  

 

Thanks for clarifying this LOL I was sure it was you in the pic!

Nice story Gerry slight_smile

 

 

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Anonymous
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@Anonymous wrote:

That is NOT me in my profile picture.  

 

Thanks for clarifying this LOL I was sure it was you in the pic!

 

 

 LOL  In my part of the world that's what we call a "back-handed compliment"  @Anonymous 


 

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I like the idea of a tractor with an F1 engine - might stop them holding up the traffic!

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