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lawn mower racing

Arté Tracks, France

Without sponsors and without Grand Prix, it is also a cheap motorsport for do-it-yourself daredevils. In Europe, the United States, Zimbabwe and New Zealand, thousands of them take part in competitions of sometimes 24 hours, speed races or obstacles perched on tractors mowing cross. Here, two basic rules: remove the blade for safety reasons and use a tractor-mower engine. In England, it was Jim Gavin, a former rally driver, who created the first lawn mower race in 1973 and invented the rules. Last June, in Kelsall, on the occasion of the largest convention of vintage and steam vehicles in England which welcomed 22,000 visitors, they were twenty from 21 to 67 years old to ride their mowers.

Cameraman Sam Campbell