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International Combine Harvester Race
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International Combine Harvester Race

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Residents may be forgiven for mistaking rumblings in the north of the country for a herd of stampeding cattle.

(CH) Residents may be forgiven for mistaking rumblings in the north of the country for a herd of stampeding cattle.

But, it was not the wild west come to Luxembourg. The sound of heavy machinery in the rural retreat of Rambrouch was made by some 50 combine harvesters shaking the ground in the hunt for points at the International Combine Harvester races.

The event was run by young farmers and the rural youth center, who presented a spectacle of a rather 'different' kind when they opened the International combine harvester cross show.

This year's edition of the Mähdreschercross was driven in three classes; standard, special and the free class.

Of course the show would not be interesting without a few bumps, slips and spins, which are considered “good manners” in such races. However, it was rather unusual that right at the beginning of the event, the fire department had to take charge of a burning combine harvester in order to prevent worse.

But soon, both riders and spectators shrugged the incident off: things like that happen in racing, no matter what cars you drive. I guess there is hardly any way to get closer to racing at the track then at the international “Mähdreschercross”.