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On Cloud Nine

 

Cloud Nine is a Two Wheel Drive Class tractor pulling machine, powered by a Chevrolet Merlin V8 running on Methanol fuel and operated by the Cloud Nine Pulling Team from Holland.

 

It's driver, Ed Van der Hoek, moves the tractor up to the start line to hitch up to tthe trailer before lowering the body for the forthcoming run.

 

Cloud Nine

 

On Cloud Nine

 

Cloud Nine is a Two Wheel Drive Class tractor pulling machine, powered by a Chevrolet Merlin V8 running on Methanol fuel and operated by the Cloud Nine Pulling Team from Holland.

 

It's driver, Ed Van der Hoek, moves the tractor up to the start line to hitch up to tthe trailer before lowering the body for the forthcoming run.

 

Cloud Nine

 

comments (14)

you have got to be mad to drive one of them, great image
Les Auld: And also to stand in the dark and watch them do it Derek, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 31 Aug 2010, 01:23
Good photo these guys must have lots of money or no other life
Les Auld: Or a bit of both Vintage, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Aug 2010, 05:26
Leave it to the Dutch, Les! grin
Les Auld: They were certainly out in force Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
Must be a banker to be able to afford one of those

richard
A lot of muscle here with these mad machines. Good shot.
Les Auld: Thanks John.
Crazy vehicles Les!
Les Auld: Crazy people Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2010, 08:01
This looks bloody lethal Les! Presumably the bodywork drops down?
Les Auld: Drops down and keeps you in Chris, thanks for the comment.
These people are mad, but you have to admire the engineering. Lovely crisp images. (:o)
Les Auld: There should be a touch of madness in us all Rosalyn, thanks for the comment.
I appear to be suffering from trigger finger! No idea why my comment posted three times.(:o)
Les Auld: It has happened before occasionally Rosalyn, no idea either.
Fantastic machine, must be good fun to watch smile
Les Auld: Fun to watch, to hear, to smell and to feel as the ground shook Linda, thanks for the comment.
I have seen some of these events Les..Most interesting.
Les Auld: A first time for me Ron, but not the last, thanks for the comment.
This looks scary to me.
Les Auld: And me Chris, thanks for the comment.
Fabulous machines aren't they Les.
Les Auld: They are indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2010, 22:01
Goodness! I'd never guessed the top of the vehicle was so easily removed!
Les Auld: The only way out Ellie, thanks for the comment.

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