December 23, 2007

Boite a savon

Race Day

Today was the race, and we did OK. There were 7 teams of three and various levels of parental involvement. I think we won the popular vote. We came in third on overall time and we won our first dual and lost our second.
For me the look on Oscar's face made it all worth the tens of hours that went into it.

The team was strong and motivated. Victor and Matthew pushed Oscar with great determination and speed.
Oscar managed the "backward" steering with great aplomb.

There was perhaps a design problem and our front bumper turned out to be more a hazard than a safety. In the second dual race we got caught up in the feet of the opponent and into the wall twice. But we limped across the finish line to great applause.

Wait till next year!

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE the look on Oscar's face in that photo. Can't get Youtube to work for me yet, but I can't wait to watch the video. You guys are always having fun, you are an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Great work with the top 3 finish!
Hilarious video - dusted that (nice) taxicab.