If you love racing — and particularly if you love crazy racing vehicles — the Troy Mini Maker Faire is right up your alley! On August 27 the streets of Troy will become the scene of the first Power Tool Drag Race (PTDR) to be held in our area. Tom Tongue, executive director of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity, describes it like this:
Power Tool Drag Racing puts racing contraptions powered by ordinary power tools in head-to-head competition to see who takes it … who REIGNS SUPREME!
The history of Power Tool Drag Racing is apocryphal and filled with myths, legends, hyperbole and downright facts. Never let facts get in the way! Needless to say, it’s probably been around since the first hand power tools were available and some genius decided to zip-tie the trigger on a belt-sander and watch it tear across the floor to sounds of mad glee, terror and pure, unadulterated delight.
Today power tool races are held all over the world, and almost anybody can build a racer in a few hours with a few items from a thrift store. And that’s where YOU come in!
Do you hear it? Do you hear the sirens maddening call to BUILD AND RACE?!? Then YOU need to come to the Troy Mini Maker Faire on August 27th, 2016 and RACE to the adulation of the throng!
Our Power Tool Drag Race page has more info on this great event. Or go directly to the online form to register to enter the Power Tool Drag Race and join the fun! Questions? Email Tom at PTDR@tvcog.net.