Dugan Montjoy of Lillooet, B.C. competes in the 97th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match on Yale Road West on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: Turning sod at the Chilliwack Plowing Match

Chilliwack Plowing Match celebrates 97 years with horses, antique tractors and lots of mud

Folks from throughout B.C. were in Chilliwack on Saturday competing in the 97th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match.

Horse-drawn plows, antique tractors, plus modern tractors all broke earth at this year’s location — the Chilliwack Corn Maze on Yale Road West.

One of the tractors people couldn’t take their eyes off was a 100-year-old Titan tractor owned by Ray Ramey of Agassiz — he even attached a “happy birthday” sign to its side.

Every year he boils eggs inside his 1919 tractor, which is even younger than his 102-year-old plow attached to the tractor. He used both to compete in the antique tractor class of the Chilliwack Plowing Match.

Watch The Progress later for results from the Plowing Match.

READ MORE: Popular plowing match returns to Chilliwack for 97th year

READ MORE: Last year’s Plowing Match


 

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Ray Ramey of Agassiz drives his 1919 Titan tractor during the 97th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match on Yale Road West on Saturday. A net full of eggs, which he boiled inside the tractor, is seen hanging from the top of the 100-year-old vehicle. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Phil Rogers of Lillooet takes a deep breath. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Phil Rogers of Lillooet competes in the horse-drawn plow category of the 97th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Ray Ramey of Agassiz drives put a ‘happy birthday’ sign on his 1919 Titan tractor to celebrate its centennial anniversary. The plow Ramey was using is 102 years old. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Adjustments are made to one of the modern tractors at the Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Adjustments are made to one of the modern tractors at the Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Phil Rogers of Lillooet smiles with others during a break. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove competes in the Mayor’s Class. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

People look at a 1919 Titan tractor during the Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Children brave the rain and mud during the Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Ray Ramey of Agassiz competes in the antique tractor class of the Chilliwack Plowing Match on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Guests go for a tractor ride during the Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Dennis Ryan of Westwold, B.C. competes in the horse-drawn plow category of the 97th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Ray Ramey of Agassiz competes in the antique tractor class of the Chilliwack Plowing Match on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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