Calling all truck drivers to The Best Truck Pull Ever
Notre-Dame-du-Nord truck rodeo is calling us.… Beg, borrow or steal an RV, AND if all else fails, “rent a MOTORHOME “ (RV). Grab some of your trucker comrades or buddies and go to the best truck pull/show in North America and it’s in Quebec Canada … (10-4) This is not an advertisement, not a paid endorsement, hell, I’m not even getting any brownie points.
“I’VE BEEN THERE”.
I personally have been to this truck rodeo with a bunch of my trucker buds and did exactly that, rented a big RV motorhome, zoomed up to Notre-Dame-du-Nord truck rodeo. And the address, you guessed it, is in the village of (Notre-Dame-du-Nord, QC. Canada). Park the RV, open the door, and there you are, parked in the most serene, peaceful part of our country, well until the truckers roll in.
This beautiful tucked away village of Notre-Dame-du-Nord is on the top end of the Ottawa River and has hosted these semi-truck pulls as far back as I remember. It just gets bigger and better, not to mention all the large prize money that they give away to these silly truckers to do what they do. (Legal drag racing) Nothing finer. Eh!
WHAT DO THEY DO … YOU ASK.
These silly truckers drag race their perfectly good and in some cases, brand NEW highway trucks up this big hill, that’s at least a 12 % slope/grade. Now for you trucker want-a-bees, that’s an awful grade. Think about it. Two trucks standing side by side, just torqueing up their engines, Black smoke just pouring from exhaust stacks, the frame just twisting as these two silly “BOOGERS” drag race up this hill, approx 700 ft, (213.36) meters, and these trucks are loaded with 45,000 ton of sticks/lumber… That’s a site of good, skillful driving.
SORRY, “It’s called a “TRUCK PULL”, not drag racing”?
THAT’S NOT FAR UP THAT HILL, YOU SAY? …… You tell your boss that you’re taking his brand new Peterbilt and drag race up a 12 % hill with fully loaded B Train, and he will tell you exactly how far that is, and how far you’ll be going looking for a new job … (10-4 … RUBBER DUCK).
When I learned about this event in Notre-Dame-du-Nord, I thought it would just be a fun getaway for the boys. It was a challenge to talk some of my trucker buddies into going and on their day off no less. But nobody ever regretted going that extra 6-hour drive from our home-20 and seeing this one of a kind truck pull and show. It was worth it.
Spectators come from all over North America to see these guys.
I SAID, Yeah RIGHT ….. Two fully loaded trucks, drag race up this hill, this I have to see. There is going to be parts and pieces of drive shafts, engine parts flying everywhere. Maybe, I better take out a little more life insurance, just in case I get a little too close to the action, getting hit by flying truck parts, (debris).
But, I have to admit, watching these skillful drivers torque up these big trucks and watching their frames just twist. These drivers knew exactly how to drive them and without even breaking anything. I was somewhat disappointed though, not even seeing a driveshaft falling off or something, anything that I could fix, but “NOTHING”. I did see a lot of skillful drivers behind the wheel though.