The Chevron Tractor Restoration Competition (TRC)was established 25 years ago to recognize and reward the creativity, technical aptitude and business knowledge of high school-aged students from around the country. In addition to learning technical and mechanical skills from their restoration, participants develop teamwork, project management, budget management, planning and marketing skills. All of these skills will enable them to become future leaders in the agriculture community.

This prestigious national program is open to U.S. high school students. Now celebrating its 25th year, the Chevron TRC provides students with an array of opportunities to learn and grow — both professionally and personally — with hands-on exposure to real world skills.

The Chevron TRC is a lot of hard work, but it’s also a lot of fun and provides the opportunity for nationwide recognition and prizes! The competition awards prizes totaling up to $20,000 with the recognition of a Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Third Place, as well as ancillary competition awards. Whether you’re involved with FFA, 4-H, Skills USA, or simply interested in agriculture and/or the restoration process, the Chevron TRC is a rewarding experience which engages you, your families, educational advisors, mentors, and oftentimes entire communities!

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I had almost all of my school paid for by scholarships, which included money from the Chevron TRC. People were shocked at how many times I got called up for scholarships at my high school graduation. Life has been treating me quite well. Thank you Chevron so much—this competition has helped me get to where I am today! I am so thankful to have been a part of the Chevron TRC.

Drake Davis
Reserve Champion 2016, Third Place 2015, Finalist 2014 & 2013

I personally am thankful for Chevron putting on the TRC, as it has made such an immense positive impact on my life. And so very thankful for all the wonderful TRC team, judges, friends I have made through the contest, FFA advisors and parents who make it all possible and such a positive experience.

Tabetha Hammer
2010Grand Champion 2003 & 2004, Current TRC Pre- Judge

Calling all former TRC competitors!

We want to hear from you–what are you doing these days? How have you used what you learned in your restoration and competition since you graduated? Send us an email!

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