Antique Tractor Olympics a good time
BY CRAIG LINDSAY MAY 31, 2018
DIDSBURY – Twelve competitors participated in the recent Didsbury Ag Society’s fifth annual Antique Tractor Olympics at the society’s grounds.
The event featured 10 different games pitting tractor operators against each other in events such as the barrel roll, chain lay, dunk the chicken, seed the corn and ring the pylon.
“It went very well,” said Scott. “The operators had fun and that’s what I put it on for. We had the perfect amount of tractors. We did a lot of games. We had people from Olds, Cremona, Carstairs, Didsbury. We had some visitors from Stettler to see what it was like.
“I’ve found over the years a pile of people out there who have these antique tractors who won’t put them in a pull because they’re scared they’ll break down but they’d love to run them. This gives them an opportunity to play.”
Scott said all the money raised at the Tractor Olympics goes to Thunder on the Prairies, which is the fireworks show on the Friday night of the annual Didsbury Fair & Rodeo.
The ag society also puts on an August tractor pull on rodeo weekend. The proceeds there go to help the cancer foundation.
“It’s a fun pull – just for bragging rights,” he said.
The First Alberta 2-Cylinder Club also operates tractor pulls including an event at the Didsbury ag society grounds on June 9 and 10.
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We are a non profit organization consisting of many volunteer members who are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of different makes and models of antique farm tractors, implements and hit and miss engines.
Tractor pulls and the Tractor Olympics are held at different times throughout spring ,summer and fall. We also have a member who hosts a threshing day at his farm in the fall for all members to participate in and experience how harvest was done in the old days.
We are constantly growing our club and expanding our events to show case members and their antique equipment at the highest level of safety . New members are always welcome , great people, great fun!
For more information or to join the First Alberta Two Cylinder Club, contact Kevin Arbuckle at 403-415-5781, or Mark Gardner at 403-660-4919