Upcoming Events

Fri. 2/2 -Shipshewana, IN
Sat. 2/3 -Shipshewana, IN
Fri. 2/9 -Chatham, VA
Sat. 2/10 -Chatham, VA
Fri. 3/16 -Richmond, KY
Sat. 3/17 -Richmond, KY

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In order to better serve the Pullers and spectators, KY Venues will be moving the Vintage Tractor Pulling Nationals to the world-famous Freedom Hall November 17-18, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday).
Freedom Hall is known as the birthplace of indoor tractor pulling and offers better ventilation and more space to accommodate the expected entries.  This replaces the March 2-3 pull at Broadbent. This is your opportunity to pull in Freedom Hall this fall!

March 11, 2018 (Louisville, KY)
8th Annual Bluegrass Antique Super Pull This Weekend in Richmond, KY

Randy Hendrick won the 2017 Baddest Antique Tractor In the World Competition, let’s see if he can pull it off again this year!

The Vintage Tractor Pulling Association will host the 8th Annual Bluegrass Antique Super Pull at the Madison Co. Fairgrounds in Richmond, KY. The two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday on March 16-17, 2018.

The Bluegrass Antique Super Pull brings two solid days of antique pulling action with competitors coming all over the country to compete. Competitors will make over 500 hooks down the track throughout the weekend. The Super Pull is the largest event of it’s kind.

Friday, March 16, 2018 will also be the final chance for competitors to qualify for the Baddest Antique Tractor In The World Championship which will be held on Saturday. The top four competitors in these classes on Friday will go to the finals on Saturday. The Baddest Antique Tractor In The World classes include 4200lb, 5200lb and 6200lb classes.

For a full list of classes for this event, more information about the Vintage Tractor Pulling Association, photos, videos and more, please visit www.vintagepullers.com


February 7, 2018 (Louisville, KY)
Vintage Tractor Pulling Association Heads to Chatham, VA For Two-Day Event

The weekend of Feb. 9-10, 2018, the Vintage Tractor Pulling Association heads east to Chatham, VA at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Center. This weekend event will include a large number of popular vintage classes that celebrate the history of tractor pulling.

Andrew Molke had a great show at Shipshewana. See how their team does this weekend at Chatham!

The show begins on Friday, Feb. 9 at 10AM with Farm Stock and Modified Antique Tractors. 7:00PM starts Friday’s Main Event with Super Stock 2WD Trucks, Super Stock 4WD Trucks, Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, and the Baddest Antique Tractor In The World competition.

Saturday, Feb. 10 starts off again at 10:00am with Farm Stock and Modified Antique Tractors & Garden Tractors, followed by Saturday’s Main Event featuring, Super Stock 2WD Trucks, Super Stock 4WD Trucks, Small Block 4WD Trucks, The Baddest Antique Tractor In The World Competition, and for the first time ever in Chatham, VA, Pro Street Semi Trucks.

The Stevens Team out of Kentucky will be at Chatham to compete in the Super Stock 2WD Truck Division!

Also making an appearance will be reality TV stars Travis Coomer from “Coomer’s Country” and Tim Smith from Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners”.

For more information about the Vintage Pulling Association including schedules, photos, videos and more, please visit www.vintagepullers.com.

 

 


February 1, 2018 (Louisville, KY) 
The VTPA Teams Up With The National Tractor Pulling Legends Series For Shipshewana, IN And Louisville, KY

The Vintage Tractor Pulling Association and National Tractor Pulling Legends Series have teamed up for two upcoming vintage pulling events. Each series celebrate the history of the sport of pulling, featuring trucks and tractors built pre-1980’s.

The National Tractor Pulling Legends Series (NTPL), based out of Northwest Ohio, was founded 6 years ago by Mike Ott who wanted to create a series that was governed and organized with a set of rules that preserves and protects tractors built before 1980. The National Pulling Legends Series chose 1980 as the cutoff date for the vintage modified tractors because that was a pivotal year of changes in the industry, where tractors were starting to be built on a larger scale with production “cookie-cutter” style designs and racing chassis of modern-day pulling.

The first ever multi-engine modified tractor

These are the actual, original tractors that started the modified tractor class back in the 70’s-80’s and are effectively museum pieces. The group has a goal to keep their tractors as original as possible, using original parts and maintaining the original appearance as much as safety protocols will allow. One special aspect of this series is the multi-engine modified tractors. This breed of tractor come from the introduction of the crossbox which allows for multiple engines to be used on a single driveshaft. This gave birth to all manner of strange multi-engine designs and setups, making the horsepower and torque skyrocket into the multiple-thousands.

Series founder, Mike Ott has THE original multiple-engine tractor. Built in 1972 by Carl and Paul Bosse, this was the first crossbox-driven four-engine tractor (or vehicle) ever built for competition. It runs 4 Holman Moody engines, which were basically the Rousch engines of it’s day. These four motors were designed and built by Robert Yates of Yates Engines, and were originally NASCAR engines in the 1970s. The tractor can make up to 2,600 horsepower at it’s peak. Every component is performance racing quality. The entire setup runs on an International I-9 rear end.

Mike is also currently in the final stages of building a tractor that runs a Continental V-12 tank motor which feeds into a John Deere 4020 rear end.

Rick Pildner’s “City Slicker”

The National Tractor Pulling Legends Series currently has 16-18 members but is continually growing. Being a non-competitive series, the NTPL will hold exhibition pulls in 7 states with 10-15 events this summer.

“These unique tractors are certainly stars of the show,” says VTPA founder Tom McConnell. “The strange combinations of different engines, turbines, aircraft engines, you name it. This was experimental tractor pulling back in the day, as builders began pushing the limits on power and performance. The Vintage Pulling Series is excited to team up with the National Tractor Pulling Legends Series for these events because both of our organizations are dedicated to preserving the history of the sport of pulling.”

Steve Swartz Twin Chrysler 440’s

The National Tractor Pulling Legends Series will be featured this weekend at the Vintage Tractor Pulling WinterNationals held at the Michiana Event Center (MEC) in Shipshewana, IN on Feb. 2-3, 2018.

Three unique vintage modified tractors will be in attendance at Shipshewana including Kevin Dick’s “Little American”, Steve Swartz Twin Chrysler 440’s and Rick Pildner’s “City Slicker”.

The National Tractor Pulling Legends will also make an appearance at the Vintage Tractor Pulling Nationals, held in Louisville, KY on November 17-18, 2018. Drivers for the Louisville show will be announced at the National Farm Machinery Show.

Kevin Dick’s “Little American”

For more information about the National Tractor Pulling Legends series, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NTPLseries.

For more information about the Vintage Tractor Pulling Association including photos, videos, pulling schedule and more, please visit www.vintagepullers.com


January 13, 2018 (Louisville, KY)
Vintage Tractor Pulling Winternationals set for Shipshewana, IN Feb. 2-3, 2018

As the temperatures continue to drop this winter, the Vintage Tractor Pulling circuit heats up with the Vintage Pulling Winternationals, a huge pulling event set for Fri-Sat February 2-3, 2018 at Michiana Event Center (MEC) in Shipshewana, IN.

The Vintage Pulling Winternationals will take place over two days. On Friday, Feb 2, 2018, the pull begins at 10:00am with Farm Stock and Modified Antique Tractors followed by the Main Event at 7PM which includes Farm Stock Antique Tractors, Modified Antique Tractors, V8 Rail Tractors, Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Super Stock 2WD Trucks, Pro Stock 2WD Trucks, Super Stock 4WD Trucks, Hot Street 4WD Trucks, and the Baddest Antique Tractor In The World competition.

Photo courtesy of Darren Harrison

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, the pull begins at 10:00am with Farm Stock and Modified Antique Tractors followed by the Main Event at 7PM which includes Farm Stock Antique Tractors, Modified Antique Tractors, Multi-Engine Modified Tractors, Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Super Stock 2WD Trucks, Pro Stock 2WD Trucks, Super Stock 4WD Trucks and the Baddest Antique Tractor In The World competition.

For more information about the Vintage Pulling Association including schedules, photos, video and more, please visit www.vintagepullers.com

 

   


January 2, 2018 (Louisville, KY)
Vintage Tractor Pulling Nationals in Louisville, KY November 17-18, 2018

On Saturday & Sunday November 17-18, 2018, the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center will be packed to the brim with vintage tractors and trucks all in attendance for the Vintage Tractor Pulling Nationals.

This event will bring competitors from all over the United States and Canada.  We have competitors coming from New Hampshire to Washington state! Attendees will be able to see over 500 vintage tractors spanning decades of pulling history.  “Louisville has never seen an event quite like this,” said event organizer, Tom McConnell. “The fairgrounds have seen its share of tractor pulling with the world-famous National Farm Machinery Show Championship Pull.  The Vintage Pulling Nationals showcases the history and grass-roots of pulling, where the sport came from.”

The two-day event will be held November 17-18, 2018 in Freedom Hall at the KY Fair & Expo Center. The vintage and antique tractors will begin at 10AM with three tracks of competition. For the first time in Louisville. fans can see tractors from the agricultural past, not seen in Louisville since the 1970s: Johnny Poppers, Farmalls, Allis Chalmers, Massey Harris, Olivers, and Minneapolis Molines!

The Main event will begin at 7PM and will feature a continuation of the antique and vintage pulling including muscle tractors from the 60s and 70s in addition to more exotic classes. These include 1985 and older: Light Limited Super Stock tractors, Super Stock 2WD trucks, 

Super Stock 4WD trucks, multi-engine modified tractors aircraft engines, jet tractors, and odd combinations of engines). And of course, we will be featuring the Baddest Antique Tractor in the World Competition.

Alongside the featured tractor pulls, there will be a farm toy collector’s show, a “Moonshine Garden”, a huge vendors’ area (featuring clothing, jewelry, and arts) and pedal pulls for the kids.

Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide soon.

For more information about the event, registration, classes, booth space, tickets, and more please contact Tom McConnell at (502) 931-5068

For more information about the Vintage Tractor Pulling Association including schedule, photos, videos and more, please visit www.vintagepullers.com.