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Tractor Pull Draws Crowds to Expo

The first annual Wine Country Tractor Pull was held Saturday at Napa Valley Expo, and Israel Valencia brought the event to life in photos

While most race car drivers converged on Sears Point for the NASCAR event, a few die-hard farm families gathered late in the day at for the , sponsored by the .

Napa Patch contributor showed up not with a 4x4 but a Nikon D70, and supplied us with these great pictures of the event. If you recognize yourself or a friend, leave a note on the photo. Or tell us what you thought of the event in the comments below.

More about the history of tractor pulls in this article in the Register.

joanelle bala June 27, 2011 at 01:54 PM
Wow, Great turnout and some gorgeous tractors. We're sorry we missed it. Unfortunately for us, we only just heard about it the day before. Won't miss it next year though!
Ed Reichstein June 28, 2011 at 09:54 PM
Great Show ! People were gettin their Country On ! Wish they would have had a Country Music band playing ! Crowd would have been even Bigger. Thank God for Country Folk !
Doug Herich July 22, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Ya it figures a redneck like you would go to something as stupid as a tractor pull. Yeehaw! Your "country folk" are embarrased by people like you. I bet you have hoedowns in your back yard too....
Ed Reichstein July 22, 2011 at 03:59 PM
Iam sorry you feel the need to ride SideSaddle !
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) July 22, 2011 at 04:00 PM
Hey, Doug, isn't that a little harsh? Ed was feeling good, and you just insulted him. What's wrong with a backyard hoedown, anyway?
Ed Reichstein July 22, 2011 at 04:07 PM
I knew you would enjoy agood hoedown AKA: Country Jam, Miss Louisa.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) July 22, 2011 at 04:43 PM
I'm a fan of many kinds of music -- especially LIVE music. See you at Napa Porchfest!
Ed Reichstein July 22, 2011 at 05:02 PM
Hard to beat Live music of any kind. I like it all. My 2nd. cousin hangs with Deluna. Cole Armstrong. See ya on the Porch.
Doug Herich July 22, 2011 at 05:30 PM
Sorry Louisa but this man named Ed Reichstein is playing judge and jury in a case where I was taken down and arrested by a Napa police officer by the name of "Wade" and he was not there to witness it. He called me a liar and says that my story is not true but there were over 50 people who witnessed it. If he retracts his statement, I will retract mine but I will not tolerate being called a liar when I am telling nothing but the truth. Live music is fine and so are hoedowns but slander is not and I am simply standing up for myself against this assuming Napa Patch poster. My integrity and credibility will not be compromised, period. i hope that you understand. Thank you Louisa!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) July 22, 2011 at 05:53 PM
Hi Doug, I started here and worked back to the earlier comments on the other thread, http://patch.com/A-kxYz I believe I understand your feelings and I've assigned our most experienced reporter to follow up on your arrest. It's just that as the host here, I wish the dispute hadn't spilled over to the tractor pull.
Doug Herich July 22, 2011 at 06:32 PM
Thank you and I humbly apologize Louisa, it will not happen again...enjoy your Friday!
Ed Reichstein July 22, 2011 at 07:05 PM
I never said your story was untrue and that you were liar so don't put words in my mouth. All I said was that most people don't get arrested for just standing there. You were not slandered and your intgrity and credibility are still in tact. I wish you the best with your case.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) July 22, 2011 at 07:10 PM
OK gents, shake hands and let's go find some of that country music, news and justice we are seeking. An excellent weekend to all, and thank you for being part of Napa Patch.
Ed Reichstein July 22, 2011 at 07:20 PM
Cool ! Sounds good to me. I love the Patch and have told alot of people about it. Good Job !
Doug Herich July 22, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Thank you Ed and I hope you understand that I had to respond as a matter of principal. The facts will come out as this case progresses and more people step up to state their testimony. The police department and more specifically, the government employees that make up their police force have long overstepped their authority and the city government is ripe with corruption. It is time for them to face the truth about written law that I have been presenting to them for over 5 years now. I have been silenced by city officials and third party administrators that have effectively insulated the city from liability in the past. It is in our best interest to help one another and work together and I reach out to you my friend and hope that you accept my apology. Forgiveness and love are the keys to our freedom and if we espouse these ideals, freedom will knock at our door. A great weekend is in store for everyone and I wish all an excellent one as well!
Doug Herich July 22, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Ditto!

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