Robert N. Pripps was born on a small farm in northern Wisconsin in 1932. He retired from his first career, in the aviation industry, at age 55. He then began a second career writing about historic and collectable tractors. Bob has authored 25 books on tractors and has owned a variety of tractors over the years. He currently uses a restored Ford-Ferguson and a Massey 85 work tractor on his 55-acre maple syrup operation that is part of the farm on which he was born.
Photographer Andrew Morland is the one of the world's most prolific tractor photographers, having contributed photos to more than 22 books, including Ford Tractors, Big Green: John Deere GP Tractors, Fordson Tractors, Allis-Chalmers Tractors, Modern Farm Tractors, Farmall Tractors, and Massey Tractors. He resides in Somerset, England.