100 Years of Buggy History – 1980-1983

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Before we dig into this week, we want to quickly remind you that the 100th Year of Buggy is coming up as part of Spring Carnival on April 16-18, 2020. We want to make the Buggy Centennial the biggest celebration in Buggy history! But to do that, we’ll need your help. Together with the CMU Alumni Relations Office, we’ve launched a Crowdfunding initiative to help support Buggy100 and make our dreams a reality. So if you can, please help us make Buggy100 the spectacle it deserves to be, and consider giving towards this celebration. Donations not only give you membership to the BAA with all of the benefits included, but you can even get some other special perks available just for the Crowdfunding effort (including locking in your Lead Truck rides now!). Click here to view the Buggy100 Crowdfunding page.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1977-1979

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series takes a look at the 1970s. The end of the decade saw some crazy races, and some even crazier buggies. It also includes one of the craziest incidents ever, involving a dog. But it wasn’t all craziness on the course; there was also a showdown between Sweepstakes and Student Senate. And of course, one of the biggest changes in Buggy history – the introduction of Women’s Racing.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1974-1976

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series takes a look at the mid-1970s. We’ve got plenty of firsts in the 1974-1976 range. The first Sweepstakes Chairwoman! The first Rolls Reports! And of course, the our first introduction to the mythical being known only as Compubookie. We’ve also got organizations running under new names (SDC, ZBT), C Teams, and all kinds of controversy.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1970-1973

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History reaches a turning point with the early 1970s. A tragic event in 1971 nearly ended the sport, but the organizations got together to implement significant changes to the safety rules. We also had some new organizations, a bunch of new buggies, and even new roads! Plus, we have our first official predictions, and Carnival makes a move.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1967-1969

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series takes a look at the late 1960s. Carnegie Institute of Technology officially became Carnegie-Mellon University, while Sweepstakes also introduced the first official daytime practice rolls! Meanwhile, on the course PiKA and Beta would continue to duke it out, SAE would make their last stand on bikes, and the races would officially become a campus-wide affair with the introduction of the International Club (a.k.a. Fringe).

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1964-1966

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series heads to the mid-1960s, where it’s a threepeat for Beta’s 00! Plus, we’ve got a bunch of new buggies, additional Finals, a number of incidents, controversies, and even some curses, and the introduction of a present-day staple, the Buggy Book!

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1960-1963

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series takes a look at the early 1960s. We see the Golden Goose be golden twice more, before, like all empires, the great reign of the ATO Empire falls. Plus, we see the birth of SAE’s 2-wheel bike, a mix of other interesting designs and methods for increasing speed, and the Men’s Dorms make history.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1957-1959

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series takes a look at the late 1950s, which sees ATO reach then-record heights before tumbling off their mountain (however briefly). Plus, we’ve got rain dates and our first single Raceday since the shift to the Prelim-Finals structure.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1954-1956

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series takes a look at the mid-1950s The era saw the beginning of ATO’s domination, including the building of one of the greatest buggies of all time, the Golden Goose. Plus, we’ve got some interesting ATO-related stories courtesy of a 1983 Pittsburgh Press article, and The Tartan finally decides to print full results!

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100 Years of Buggy History – 1950-1953

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series takes a look at the early 1950s. The rise of Soapbox Derby-style racers with derby wheels took DTD to a fivepeat before the 3rd greatest winning streak of all time got underway, but only by a whisker. Plus, Buggy initiates an entry fee, allows multiple buggies for the first time, and adds brakes!

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