Power Tool Drag Races and an XA2

A few weeks ago was the annual Georgetown Carnival, and one of the events is the Power Tool Drag Races put on by HazardFactory.    I shoot this every year, and this year I brought along an Olympus XA2 with a roll of color film in it.   I meant to shoot more, but it was a pretty busy event.

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The racers are controlled with foot pedals and extension cords.

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This fine racer is made from, and travels the track using chainsaws.

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The announcers were excellent.  They kept up a great patter of commentary and humor.

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This racer has a ramp in front of it to dislodge other racers in head-to-head crashes.

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Train-like racer.

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A skill saw and Cthulhu.

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The broken Trump wall that was rebuilt between heats for the racers to crash through.

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Racer made from some sanders, blades, and rollerblade wheels. It just came down that track.

It was a great deal of fun.

I shot regular color film, got it developed at the drugstore for $3.75, and scanned it with a Nexlab film scanner (AKA Pakon).
Sorry I didn’t shoot more.

 

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3 thoughts on “Power Tool Drag Races and an XA2

  1. Am I the only one who thought of the baby headed mecanno legged spidery thing from Toy Story when first glancing at that doll?! Terrifying! Looks like a lot of fun though.

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