100 Years of Buggy History – 2012

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Last week, we added a companion to this 100 Years of Buggy History Series – a Raceday Rewatch! While many of us are stuck at home, we will be continuing to do these weekly Rewatch events. This week’s Rewatch of Raceday 2012 will take place at 5:00pm ET on Friday, April 3, and you can join us here. If you were around for Raceday 2012, let us know and we’d love to get you onto the stream as well (rather than just chatting along). If you’re curious, last week’s Rewatch of Raceday 2011 is available here.

This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series takes an in depth look at 2012. What was expected to be another close race didn’t quite turn out that way, as SDC began a stranglehold on the top trophies that would continue for the rest of the decade, including a record or two in the process. Plus, as one independent organization leaves for good, a group of freshman decide to start one of their own.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 2011

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History Series hones in on 2011. 2011 unfortunately brought with it a large buggy exodus. But 2011 also had an incredibly surprising battle at the top between the defending champion and the would-have-been defending champion, and all it took to win was the fastest recorded freeroll in history.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 2010

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Well, the disappointing news to come out this week is that Raceday 2020 has been cancelled (more on that here). But while we originally planned for this series to take us right into Raceday, the cancellation doesn’t mean that the 100 Years of Buggy History will stop. Instead, it gives us more time to get through the last 10 years. So we press on, but instead of combining 4 years into one post, now we’re going to stretch out these last 10 years (the BAA Era) to let them breathe a little more. This week, we’ll take a look at 2010, which saw a couple of new additions to the course, some work by the BAA to make Raceday more enjoyable, and of course, one very controversial decision by Sweepstakes that toppled what was arguably the deepest roster to ever compete in Buggy.

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100 Years of Buggy History – 2007-2009

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The King is dead! Long live the King! This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series turns its attention to 2007-2009, as the greatest dynasty in Buggy history ends, as the greatest dynasty in Buggy history begins. We’ve also got plenty of fun in some exhibition heats as the roads continue to deteriorate. And one Fringe alum decides to post some photos to the internet, changing the course of Buggy forever (and giving you this series!).

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100 Years of Buggy History – 2004-2006

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This week, the 100 Years of Buggy History series catches up to this author’s own era as we take a look at 2004-2006. History (or Herstory) is made when a sorority enters both Men’s and Women’s races for the first time. Some unique buggy designs try to hit the course. And PiKA pulls off something as only PiKA can.

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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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