Come Play at the Great Handcar Regatta

Come Play at the Great Handcar Regatta

The Great Handcar Regatta 2011

We’ll be marveling at the rail-bound, handmade, human-powered race vehicles tomorrow at the fourth annual Great Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Regatta takes place in historic Railroad Square from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the first of two heats starting at noon (“to be taken with a grain of salt on race day as reality permits”). Check out the list of race teams and timeline on the site. Pictured above is the Whiskeydrunk Cycles crew racing the Tandemonium. MAKE will be there with our vintage fire truck parked by the race stage. Come by and say hi! Once again, we’ll be giving out the Make: Spectacular Failure Award celebrating failure as a key component of learning. Last year it went to the Delirium crew for their Sac Toe Geto Blaster. All we’re gonna say is that this year our award has flames. See you there!

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