Summary: Do you like motor sports and big trucks? Then this post is for you! The annual Tractor Pulling contest in Bernay takes place in the beginning of June, and we had the chance to be there this year to attend the event and share with you some photos of this amazing sport.
We arrived to the stadium to attend the so-called Tractor Pulling contest. The sun was gently beating on our skins, giving us this nice warm feeling after a few cold and rainy days. We started to hear the roaring engines of these big tractors, followed by cheers from the audience while we were approaching the contest track.
We were wearing our press and VIP badges, as we were invited to cover this annual contest as part of the press team. We started by taking our places and getting close so we could get clear photo shots. We settled in for what promised to be a long and exciting day of pulling.
A quick breakdown of this tractor pulling: This motor sport event comes from the US and involves modifying tractors in order for them to pull a heavy sledge along a 300-foot track—the winner being the tractor that pulls the sledge farthest. Tractor pulling is one of the most powerful motor sports in the world. The event attracts around 15,000 people to in Bernay each June, and the spectators typically come from France and Europe.
It’s been thirty years that Bernay, this beautiful little town in Normandy, has hosted the tractor pulling competition (French championships and Eurocup) at the “parc des expositions”.”After all these years, the town has become “the European capital of motor sports” – l’Eveil Normand newspaper.