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Near and 'Deere' to his heart

Vern Keller with one of his vintage John Deere tractors. - Jennifer Lang photo
Vern Keller with one of his vintage John Deere tractors.
— image credit: Jennifer Lang photo

Antique Tractor Pull competition organizer Vern McKeller is an avid collector of vintage John Deere tractors. Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino hosts the two-day event Aug. 4 and 5 during the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival.

The two-day Antique Tractor Pull at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino (Aug. 4-5), originally a stand-alone event, has grown.

Tractor drivers from across the Fraser Valley are bringing their antique tractors to Cloverdale for a heavy-duty competition.

Over two days, competitors driving antique, pre-1960 tractors will square off in 10 different weight categories. Each tractor is hooked up to a sled full of weights, which rises higher and higher in the air as the tractor moves further forward.

Keller, also a member of the Cloverdale Legion, collects vintage John Deere tractors and classic cars.

Competition runs from 1-3 p.m. bot days. It's open to spectators of all ages, no charge. 604-308-2443.

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