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Canadian father and son team wins Vintage Tractor World Championships

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ron and Matt Neeb rode their 1959 two-cylinder John Deere tractor up a steep alpine road in Austria on their way to winning the annual Vintage Tractor World Championships.
Ron and Matt Neeb rode their 1959 two-cylinder John Deere tractor up a steep alpine road in Austria on their way to winning the annual Vintage Tractor World Championships.

Ron and Matt Neeb rode their 1959 two-cylinder John Deere tractor up a steep alpine road in Austria on their way to winning the annual Vintage Tractor World Championships, according to the Stratford Beacon Herald.

The father-and-son team rode the tractor to the top of the tallest mountain in Austria, but despite the tough challenge, the two men enjoyed every second of it.

"It was an absolute blast. It was an unforgettable experience," Neeb, a retired farmer and vintage tractor enthusiast with a particular passion for the distinctive green-and-yellow John Deere machines, told the Herald. "We were very honored just to be there."

Neeb was invited to participate in the challenge by one of his German friends, also a John Deere vintage tractor enthusiast, according to the news source.

The route featured winding roads and steep inclines along a course that climbed to more than 2,475 meters and featured 32 winding switchbacks, reported the Herald.

According to the event website, the field featured more than 2,000 riders from around the world.  

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