THE POWER OF THE LAWNMOWER IN MOVIES AND RACING

jeff-fahey-the-lawnmower-man1Jeff Fahey in The Lawnmower Man

It’s summer and we all know how the scent of freshly cut grass hangs strongly in the air… Check out some fine example how lawn mowers have been inspiring, writers, film directors and F1 drivers…

From a short story by Stephen King, The Lawnmower Man (1992), starring Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Fahey tells the story of a scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own…

The Straight Story (1999), directed by David Lynch, its a moving beautiful-looking road movie, which tells the true story of Alvin Straight, a 73-year old man from Iowa who drove his lawn tractor to Wisconsin to make peace with his estranged brother….Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Heitz, Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek.The-Straight-Story1

‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ (1987), is teen comedy starring a very young Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson and tells the story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month…

Ferrari-driving warrior-poet Kimi Raikkonen at 34, is the oldest driver in Formula One. Since he may leave the sport after 2015, here’s a great idea of what he could do next: lawn mower racing. Check out this entertainment video showing Kimi Raikkonen joining Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert and Anthony Davidson for a spot of competitive lawnmower racing.

And…If you fancy to try the NEW QLawn Ride On Mower, go straight to the Webb Lawn Mower Roadshow at the Downtown Grantham Garden Centre – Oldrids & Downtown, on Saturday 19th July 2014. There will also be the chance to WIN 2 VIP Tickets to any round of the British Touring.