Rolls Report: Feb. 23 Looney Buggies – Back in Action

Welcome back everyone! After Sweepstakes playing with our hearts for the last few weeks, we finally had our first day of uncancelled rolls! Despite the cold, teams were off to a great start making it through the roll order 7 times. It was a nearly incident free day, with most teams getting in a good number of rolls and being able to shed their bags. We also saw the debut of a new team (kind of) and two new buggies!

Leave me alone, Tishya. I know I posted this late. Hmph…

In Attendance 

OrgSunday
AtlasBaby Buggy
ApexSolaris
CIAIcarus, Equinox, Emperor, Kingfisher
DGBrazen
FringeBoson, Bumper, Blind Faith, NB
KKSInsite
PiKARaptor, Banshee, Cloudhna
SDC Vice, Bane, Vanity
SigEpKraken, Barracuda, Hydra
SigNu*Bungarus Krait
SpiritKingpin II, Seraph, Zuke, Inviscid

*Sorta…

Observations (Sunday Gallery)

Atlas. Baby Buggy’s back! Atlas made an unexpected appearance when they showed up with Baby Buggy to collect data. Glad to see Atlas after a long hiatus from the course. The team was almost a little too eager to get going, as they tried to squeeze in another walk-around minutes before rolls started.

Apex found themselves rolls ready but short a few drivers this weekend. Fortunately, it looks like Solaris had plenty of fun sunbathing on Sunday.

CIA came out with some new kicks and a new buggy! CIA’s latest build, Kingfisher, flew around the course while Emperor was spotted with some new clothes (a sleek new fairing).

DG. Delta Gamma? More like Doing Great! Yeah, that was pretty bad. Sorry about that. Point is, they’re doing well and only a day’s worth of rolls away from qualifying!

Fringe showed off it’s newest buggy build this weekend as well. Word on the streets (Tech and Frew to be exact) is that this buggy is equipped with the latest in pushbar technology.

KKS (the shortened name for the Kap Sig and Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity-sorority buggy collaboration) came out with their loaner buggy, Insite. They unfortunately had some vision and helmet issues that kept them from rolling, but we’re all excited to see them take the course next week!

PiKA was out with their usual squad of black buggies. They rolled incident free… unless you count Raptor going into convertible mode mid-roll.

SDC was out and moving FAST. Maybe a little too fast for their catchers… Bane gave Sweepstakes a bit of a fright as it was caught a little uncomfortably past the finish line.

SigEp rolled incident free for three cycles. Just keep swimming, Cuda.

SigNu was spotted at drops prior to rolls, but was mysteriously absent for the rest of the day. Some say they had helmet issues and couldn’t roll, but in any case please refer to the flyer below.

Spirit started off the first rolls of 2020. KP came to a stop by the Westinghouse memorial from some hardware problems, but was quickly cleared and fixed for the following rolls. In better news, according to our man in the chute, a couple of Hill 3 pushers were smoked by Zuke zipping up Hill 3.

I know how much you’ve loved the “Rumor of the Week” segments, so hang in there. I’ve got some new stuff in the works that’ll be just as fun. Stay tuned!

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Celebrating Black History Month – The Rise of SPIRIT Buggy

In honor of Black History Month and as part of our Buggy100 efforts, today we want to shine a spotlight one of the greatest organizations in Buggy history, celebrating their 50th anniversary on CMU’s campus and 35th anniversary in Buggy – SPIRIT Racing Systems.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 2000-2003

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series decides to brave the doomsday scenario of Y2K and advance to the early 2000s! This period brings the rise of modern times, known as the Xootr Era. It also brings the birth of cmuTV’s coverage of Buggy, meaning that we’ve finally got full Raceday videos to share! And two of the longest winning streaks in Buggy history finally got underway.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1997-1999

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series reaches the end of the century as we cover 1997-1999. The rains of Pittsburgh make their final stand against Buggy in the War of Weather that engulfed the 1990s. We’ve also got plenty memories from Buggy Chairs of 1998, including how Cow Stealth became Cow Stealth. Plus, the battle between Greeks and Student Senate over the Activities Fees reaches its peak, and one dynasty reaches its end as another one Begins.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1994-1996

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series trains its focus on the mid-1990s. The era continued the Spirit-PiKA rivalry while also seeing a shift in landscape of teams participating in Buggy. There were plenty of great races, excitement, and spins, as well as some freshly paved roads. But the biggest story of the era seemed to be the impact of rain before Raceday.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1990-1993

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Just a reminder that we’re down to the last day of our Crowdfunding campaign to support Buggy100 on April 16-18, 2020. If you haven’t donated already (or even if you have), please consider giving to the Crowdfunding so that we can make Buggy100 the event that it deserves to be. Click here to view the Buggy100 Crowdfunding page.

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Final Day of Crowdfunding Drive and Stretch Goals

Hi all,

As the title implies, the Crowdfunding Drive is ending in 24 hours, and as of this writing, we’ve already met our goal! Accordingly, we’re adding a stretch goal of an extra $1k to fund displays for the starting line at the bottom of Tech St. These displays will show the scoreboard, leaderboard, and video broadcast so that more spectators, including the students racing, will be better able to follow the action! If we don’t meet our goal, or if we exceed our goal, we will use the money towards raceday giveaways: merchandise for current students, funding towards a giant gourmet buggy cake, and improving the marquee Buggy Bash event. We’re so happy that folks have chosen nearly every perk offered and that you’re excited to give to the organizations making Buggy happen every year.

From all of us elected to be your Buggy100 BAA Officers, thank you for your support. Every fundraising request we’ve put out this year has been met with considerably more enthusiasm than we expected and we’re very excited to be able to put on the biggest Raceday ever, as well as set ourselves up for the future with the Buggy Endowed Fund. As the History of Buggy closes out, we’re hoping to spool up those Spring Rolls Reports (maybe this weekend!), Raceday Preview content, plus podcasts, event teasers and more announcements for Raceday. Check back soon for more updates!

Yours truly,
Mike Darcy
BAA President

Buggy100 Crowdfunding Campaign (one week left!)

Hi everyone, Mike here:

Our official CMU Crowdfunding campaign has reached just over halfway to the goal, with one week left to go! This is a great opportunity to check out some additional perks, if you missed Giving Tuesday earlier last month. In addition to the new Buggy100 rewards at each level, we’re also offering reserved (highest priority) choices in the lead truck auction for both prelims and finals, as well as an option to choose the buggy we put on our Buggy100 cupcakes!

The reason we are pushing for membership donations on Giving Tuesday and through this crowdfunding push this year is so that we can budget for Buggy100 before it happens, rather than relying only on donations from Raceday last year or forecasting donations at Buggy100 (which is particularly difficult with all the extra enthusiasm going around!). You’ve already shattered our expectations and every donation we get will be going towards new and amazing stuff to really put Buggy100 over the top. So if you were thinking about signing up just in time for the Raceday Preview, we promise that’s coming, and a whole lot more, and it would mean a lot to have your contribution counted towards Buggy100 and this crowdfunding campaign, so please consider giving this week.

Sincerely yours,

Mike Darcy
BAA President

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Just a reminder that we’re still running our Crowdfunding campaign to support Buggy100 on April 16-18, 2020. If you haven’t donated already (or even if you have), please consider giving to the Crowdfunding so that we can make Buggy100 the event that it deserves to be. Click here to view the Buggy100 Crowdfunding page.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1984-1986

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Just a reminder that we’re still running our Crowdfunding campaign to support Buggy100 on April 16-18, 2020. If you haven’t donated already (or even if you have), please consider giving to the Crowdfunding so that we can make Buggy100 the event that it deserves to be. Click here to view the Buggy100 Crowdfunding page.

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