Aug 9, 2014

John Deere Drag Races: Blades Up At Dusk!

The "powderpuff trophy trot" at Morton's Lawnmower Races, copyright amandacastleman.com

Forty-one years ago, people started racing lawnmowers up and down Morton's Main Street at 2am – until the cops showed up... But so many folks were watching that the police just blocked off the stretch. In 1978, the event went official as part of the Washington town's annual summer celebration. 




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