For those of you who haven’t been refreshing this site every 5 minutes since Raceday 2019 ended, this year is the 100th anniversary of Buggy at Carnegie Mellon! This year’s Raceday, which we are affectionately calling “Buggy 100” (#Buggy100), takes place on April 16-18, 2020, so make sure you’ve got the dates marked on your calendar.
Ballots have been counted and we are excited to announce our new officers for the 2019-2021 term!
Communications Officer – Linna Griffin
Reporting Officer – Jasio Santillan
Webmaster – Krishan Taylor
President – Michael Darcy
Please help us welcome in these new officers as we start transitioning and ramping into some summer projects and of course dive deep into planning for Buggy 100!
If you have not voted yet and would like to, today is your last chance! This year we have 3 no-contest races, and one contested. All terms are for two years with potential for one re-election to the same position for a second term.
Mike Darcy (SDC)
Matthew Gallabrese (cmutv)
Communications Officer: Linna Griffin (Fringe/sweeps)
Reporting Officer: Jasio Santillian (Apex/sweeps)
Webmaster: Krishan Taylor (Fringe)
The ballot form will be open through Tonight.
Hello Buggy Alumni community, thank you for your patience while we prepared our nominees and ballot for you all. The time has finally come for the new cohort of officers to be elected to the BAA Board. All members have already been contacted with this information, so if you have already voted, thank you! Otherwise, here’s all the info you need:
Now that we’ve all had a chance to recover a bit from this year’s intense races, we’re going to take a moment to look back and thank those who were generous enough to donate some of their time and energy to help organize & plan, lend their voices for events, and sit behind the scenes during the races to make sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. Thanks to their efforts, everyone was able to enjoy the races without spending the entire time in the shadows.
One quick note, if you were nominated to an officer position, please remember to respond before Sunday April 21st.
First and foremost –
Congratulations to all Teams!
The competitive spirit and amount of effort pushed forward this year was visible in the results and every team should be proud of what they accomplished this year. Below we list out all of the additional awards that were announced and handed out during the Saturday ceremonies as well as a certain article that missed their deadline so hard we’ll only have time to release it later this week.
Before we get to the goods: Nominations for next year’s BAA Officer’s closes TONIGHT at 11pm EDT*. We will be reaching out to all those who were nominated tomorrow with elections voting opening this Friday. If you, or someone you know is interested in being a part of the BAA in one of the roles that will be opening up, OR if you believe there is a role that should exist but doesn’t currently, let us know via the form below by hitting that “Nominate Now” Button!
*Self-nominations can be set to firstname.lastname@example.org until the start of elections and write-ins will always an option.
We hope you haven’t lost your voice cheering yet because it’s Finals day! See below for our last day of Carnival events.
Exhibition and Finals Races & Lead Truck Rides: 8am-12:30pm
Where: Buggy Course, Tech-Schenley-Frew or online at cmutv.org
This is the main event! Join us live on the course as races kick off at 8am EST starting with some exhibition heats include the Reunion Race, and the first ever Staff & Faculty CIT vs MCS!
As always, CMUtv will be streaming the races: https://cmubuggy.org/live
Spring Carnival Booth & Sweepstakes Awards Ceremony: 4pm
Where: Midway Stage, The Cut
Cheer on your team as all awards and trophies are handed out and join in the celebration!
Rain location: McConomy Auditorium, 1st Floor, CUC
Good morning Buggy fans, it’s the day we’ve been waiting for! Your handy-dandy event list is below.
Preliminary Races & Lead Truck Rides: 8am-12:30pm
Where: Buggy Course! Tech-Schenley-Frew and online at cmutv.org
The 99th anniversary of the races kicks off at 8am EST! Join us live on the buggy course, or online via https://cmubuggy.org/live
Tag your posts with #buggy99
History Of Buggy: Showcasing Reunion Years: 1:30-3pm
Where: Midway Reunion Tent
Come relive the excitement of Buggy with Buggy Alumni Association archivist and guru Tom Wood (E 1974), featuring Reunion years 1969, 1994, 2009, 2014 and 2018. Vintage buggies on display.
Buggy Recap & In-Person Finals Auction: 7pm-10pm
Where: Hough’s Taproom, 563 Greenfield Ave
Missed your chance to ride in the truck for Prelims? Join the Buggy Alumni Association at Hough’s Taproom for some spirited discussions about the preliminary races and bid in-person for the live Lead Truck Auction! The Pens at Islanders game will also be on if you want a great place to keep up on Playoff Hockey.
Raceday is tomorrow! Here’s a list of what is happening today.
Sweepstakes Design Showcase: 12pm-2pm
Where: Weigand Gymnasium, CUC
Come view the current and latest buggy designs and talk with the teams. Plus, kids 12 and under can build and race their own LEGO® buggy on our custom-built track!
BAA Student & Alumni Panel: 12:30-1:30pm
Where: The stage at Design Showcase
Join us for a rousing panel discussion comparing stories between students and alumni.
The panelists this year are Tom Felmley, Linna Griffin, Annie Black, Adam McCue, Duane Delaney, and Hunter Rideout. The moderator will be BAA office Jeremy Tuttle.
BAA Welcome Back: 7pm-9pm
Where: Fuel and Fuddle, 212 Oakland Ave
Join the BAA for a casual “welcome back to Pittsburgh” event to kick-start the weekend. Reminisce at Fuel & Fuddle in Oakland about buggy days and debate who will be the lead contenders this year. Head to the basement of Fuddle to join us!
WRCT Pre-Broadcast: 7-8pm!
Where: Your radio or Computer
Tune in to hear current students and alumni share their predictions for this year’s races, listen locally on 88.3 fm or online via wrct.org.
We will be keeping an eye on as many of our social medias and chats as possible, so send us your questions, share your thoughts and we’ll respond on air!
Speakers are: Adam McCue, Will Weiner, Jasio Santillan, and Willie Clark!
Lead Truck Auction Prelims Closes! 11pm EDT
Make sure you get your bid in before auctions close. It’s the chance to watch your favorite heat, feel the wind in your hair, and hear “SIT DOWN” because you’re not allowed to stand up in the back of the truck but we know you all try anyway!