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Start Your (lawnmower) Engines!

Matthew Lloyd

Competitors run to their Mowers in a Le Mans style start at the 12 hour Lawn Mower Endurance Race on September 24, in Billingshurst, England. First started in 1973 as a motorsport that would be accessible to as many as possible, there is little commercialism or sponsorship, no cash prizes and no modifying of engines. The trophies are donated from various sources with famous names such as Sir Stirling Moss found engraved on the plaques from previous races.

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Competitors in action during a qualifying heat for the 12 hour Lawn Mower Endurance Race on September 24, 2011 in Billingshurst, England.

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Grass flies up in the air as competitors in action during a qualifying heat for the 12 hour Lawn Mower Endurance Race on September 24 in Billingshurst, England.

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Competitors race in the 12 hour Lawn Mower Endurance Race on September 24 in Billingshurst, England

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Repairs are made to a competitors mower in the pit lane during the 12 hour Lawn Mower Endurance Race on September 24, in Billingshurst, England.