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A parade of antique tractors makes it way down North Road. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

This is what you would call a North Fork traffic jam.

A caravan of antique tractors hugged the shoulder of the North Road on Sunday during the Long Island Antique Power Association’s first-ever tractor ride for charity.

About 50 tractors, including rigs from the 1930s as well as at least one current model, participated in the inaugural event. The parade left the organization’s grounds at the corner of Herricks Lane and Sound Avenue in Northville and made its way east, ending at Erk’s Breakfast and Lunch in Southold.

The trip took about two hours.

“I think we’ll try to do it again next year,” said Sue Young, whose husband Bruce is the president of the organization. “This was the perfect weekend to do it because the weather was phenomenal.”

The Youngs also thanked Southold Police Department with helping control traffic as the roads remained open during the parade.

Entry was $25 per vehicle and proceeds  from the event were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The event raised about $2,300, Ms. Young said.

The Youngs chose the Wounded Warrior Project as the event’s beneficiary after watching a disabled veteran compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and also because their son Daniel is a Marine.

For more information on the Long Island Antique Power Association, visit

See more pics from the parade below.

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