Each July in the tiny village of St-Arsène, Québec, people gather on Church Street to attend to the annual Antique Tractor Pull. The basis of the competition is simple: tractors of various weight categories must pull charges as far up a hill as they can.
This sport evolved from the traditional horse pull and is now widespread throughout rural North America. Only tractors from 1960 or older with unmodified mechanical parts can be entered to the race. To some aficionados, tractor pulling has become a true passion and refurbishing vintage machines is a full time hobby.