|Popeye Lubersac (F) 2007|
Definitely the biggest success for the Team were the win of both European Championship title in Great Eccleston, Great Britain 1998. Johnny van Alphen won the title in the 3.4t Modified class and his father Jan van Alphen won the title in the 4.4t Modified class a day later. Another big success was the win of the Euro Cup title in 1999.
The hardest year for the Popeye Pulling Team was 2007. Jan van Alphen died after a horiffic accident during the Tractor Pulling event in Great Eccleston, Great Britain. The death of Jan van Alphen in 2007, was the biggest lost for the Team and for the whole Tractor Pulling Sport in Europe.
But the Team rebuilt the tractor after Jan´s accident and his son Johnny finished with a great 2nd place in the 4.5t Modified class at the European Superpull in Ahoy 2008.
In 2012, the Team decided to retire from the Modified Pulling. The new project was a John Deere tractor for the new Light Super Stock class on alcohol. After 3 years planning and building, the Team decided completely to retire from the Tractor Pulling Sport after 36 years.
Here are the successes of the past 36 years:
Dutch Champion 3,5t Modified: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Dutch Champion 4,5t Modified: 1987, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000
Dutch Champion 5,4t Modified: 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996
European Champion 3,5t Modified: 1998
European Champion 4,5t Modified: 1989, 1998
European Champion 5,4t Modified: 1982, 1983, 1984
Euro Cup Champion 4,5t Modified: 1999
InterTechno Bobcat Cup winner 3,5t Modified: 1998, 1999, 2000 (The InterTechno Bobcat Cup went over 3 years and the competitor with the most points over the 3 years won the title)
|winner circle Intertechno Bobcat Cup Six Flags (NL) 2000|
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|Q8 Popeye Walbi Flevo (NL) 1999|
|Popeye Ahoy (NL) 2008|
|Popeye Edewecht (D) 2011|
|Popeye CAD Light Mod 2012|
|Popeye CAD Light Super Stock 2013|