If you drove past the High River Ag Grounds yesterday on September 8, you might have noticed some very old cars doing laps around the race track.

The Call of the West Museum hosted a Model T races and Vintage Tractor Pull event.

Event organizer for the museum Al Millard says he was pleased with this year's turnout.

"Its been doing fairly well this time around, we run this program about twice a year as a fundraiser to help us pay our bills and let people come out and have a little fun. This time around things have been much better than June's Tractor Pull, it nearly snowed that day!"

The Model T races started with a time trial lap around the track, with a dozen participants showing up for the event and bringing in their old rigs.

Local Model T Racer Cliff Proctor says, racing the old mismatched cars, takes a little courage.

"None of these are stock from the year they were released, they're composed of bits and pieces of parts you found in your backyard. I always tell people to race these things, you have to be a little bit crazy and over the age of 75 because that's how old I am."

Vintage tractor pulls also took place at the grounds, with more participants than June's show.

Tractors are ranked by weight and power, and compete by pulling an increasingly heavy sleigh across a straight dirt path, to see who's vintage rig ranks supreme.

tractor modelTs sep8 2018 009The event featured vintage tractors from a variety of manufacturers and classifications.

Notably, all the included tractors were over the age of 50 years old, meaning owners had to keep the equipment in top condition to be able to compete.

The event also featured a car show by the River City Car Club and a Craft Fair.

 

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