What do you mean you don't know what a tractor pull is???
This is a real question folks. A friend of mine who shall remain nameless, told me she did not know what a tractor pull was.
I had to work at our annual tractor pull this last Friday night, and when I told her what I was doing she just looked at me and said "What's a tractor pull?"
I was in complete shock! She was raised in the south and did not know what one was! Are there others like her out there?? Who have grown up in the south, but have missed some of the things that I thought were just common knowledge?
For those of you who do not know what a tractor pull is, (and I can not believe you don't know what one is) let me explain.
Tractor pulling, also known as power pulling, is a competition using tractors to pull a heavy sled along a 'track' and is very popular in rural areas. Usually the sled offers progressively greater resistance as it is pulled. It can be a great spectacle, and although the vehicle produces a great deal of noise and smoke and throws dirt everywhere, it doesn't actually travel very far. There are many different classes, from 'factory' tractors to custom built vehicles with multiple engines.
(taken from your friendly wikipedia)
You see the part that says "in rural areas", that is where I am. I like to call it the boonies sometimes. People who have to find my house like to say that I live out in the boonies.
This is quite a big event in our area. People come from all over to these things. People save up for months to come to these things. People come out of the woodwork to come to these things. Or in other words if your into people watching this is the place to be.
Speaking of people watching this guy caught me so off guard that I could not get the picture taken quick enough.
I believe he had the best mullet that I have seen in a very very very long time.
So I had to work the Pork Chop and Steak sandwich stand. (boy I do believe I am making myself sound more country the more I type) Syd and one of her friends helped me out with this.
That is until they got distracted by the grilled corn on the cob. Let me tell you that is some good stuff.
I sent Syd to go out and get some pictures of the tractors pulling the sled's, but she didn't get the best quality pictures. I was able to get a few of them to show up just so you could see some of the tractors.
These are not your ordinary farm tractors!!
The sound that these things can make is deafening. You can hear them pulling from miles away. If you are at an event its a good idea to wear earplugs they are so loud. If you are talking to someone while a tractor is pulling, you can yell as loud as you want, but they probably will not be able to understand you, even if you are right next to them. The sound will literally vibrate your insides. Its really awesome!!
You do have different classes that pull, and one of them is a truck class. This of course is where trucks pull the sleds. Here are few pictures of those bad boys!
This truck was Syd's favorite! :)
So I want to know, have you been to a tractor pull?
Do you know what I am talking about?
If you have been to one, what's your favorite part?
Do you think I am a big hick now? (cause I a really am)
If you have a tractor pull coming to your area, I suggest you make a stop by there to see what it is all about. If you have young boys, they will love it !! You might just love it, you might just hate it. One thing is for sure though, you probably wont ever forget it.