June 14, 2004

Power Tool Drag Races, Day 2

So the second day of the Power Tool Drag Races was today. I wasn't able to stay through all of it, but I did get to run Power Pierce, my can opener-based vehicle, which was designed to go as slowly as possible. I figured that everyone was gunning for the top end of the standings, and no one was likely going for the low end intentionally, so it would be a wide open field. I registered in the Top Fuel category with the expectation that I had a decent chance that whoever I ran against would wipe out and that, tortoise-like, my can opener would eventually crawl to the finish line. Unfortunately, there was a mix-up and I didn't get to run in competition, but I did get an exhibition run.

Here are some photos:

Posted by mikek at June 14, 2004 12:22 AM | TrackBack

Mimi Zeiger, of Loud Paper Magazine (http://www.loudpapermag.com) took this picture of me walking my can opener at the races. I'm enjoying myself far too much:


Posted by: Mike at June 14, 2004 05:00 PM

There is a short .avi of your can opener in action here (via metafilter):
Good show!

Posted by: Ray at June 17, 2004 06:35 AM

Is this an annual race? When is the next one. I just got done watching the tee vee special on Feb 28 2005. Someone email me and let me know how to enter. sndrc2112@yahoo.com

Posted by: dave at February 28, 2005 08:19 PM
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