25 years ago – 1996

Larry Solfield and his racing lawn mower, along with pit crew, will compete in the lawn mower races today at Southwest Michigan Regional Airport in Benton Harbor. For the second straight spring, Bruce Kaufman, executive director of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association, is bringing to Blossomtime an assemblage of such offbeat characters to race their mowers as fast as 50 mph. The races are just part of the final day of festivities of the 90th Blossomtime Festival.