Not Your Grandpa’s Riding Mower

Otisvile Tractor Pull 20160836
I’m working on a series of Garden Tractor Pull images. Yes, it’s a  real sport. Some five years or so ago, I happened upon a county fair somwhere three or four hours northwest of NYC. Following the sound of loud engines to a dirt track raceway there was a queue of garden tractors lined up to pull an incrementally weighted sled. I knew the term Tractor Pull from TV & radio ads in my childhood but never had a visual to go with it. The entries were anywhere from stock up to sponsored racing machines with glossy custom paint jobs. The pulls generally aren’t what you might consider jackrabbit fast. They’re loud and it’s common amongst participants I’ve spoken with that they’re spending way too much money on rides that in many cases won’t mow a lawn. A few riders still had a mower deck and blades hanging below. I’m finishing work on a few images to post soon and will get them up on my site.

Racing in the Rain


Makerfaire Mega NYC huge edition, 2016 and then some. It rained this year on the only day I could attend so here are two photos from last year and one from this year without sunshine in a tent covered with plastic. Hey, it was fun, just kinda wet. I was working on PRS, Power Racing Series for which I’ll soon have a larger post and web gallery update. The lower, Monty double will likely get into the main galleries. There’s only one Monty, of course it’s altered, twins are funny.

 (David Neff)
 (David Neff)

Power Racing Series 2016 at Makerfaire NYC (David Neff)