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Make Way For The Mower Gang!

May 24, 2013



Tom Nardone of the Detroit Mower Gang and WDET's Pat Batcheller

"You just have to come out and see us. Not the sanest bunch of people. They're a lot of fun, though."--Tom Nardone, Detroit Mower Gang Leader

The Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday, but on Saturday, a very different motorized competition happens here in Detroit. It’s the Mowtown Mowdown by Husqvarna, hosted by the Detroit Mower Gang. Volunteer gang members have been cutting grass at city parks since 2010, but this will be its first 24-hour mowing marathon. WDET’s Pat Batcheller asked gang leader Tom Nardone how he got the idea for the Mowdown. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

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