"Batmobile" Named Junkyard Derby Champion
By Ioana Patringenaru for This Week@UCSD
May 15, 2006--What does it take to win the Triton Junkyard Derby? Hard work and creativity? Sure. But last Friday, it also took a Batman costume and some black paper.
|Team Gotham's Batmobile won the 2006 Triton Junkyard Derby.|
For a while, it looked like Team Gotham had met its demise after losing to the electrical engineering society’s AC/DC team in time trials. But this year, teams could also earn points for creativity, decorations and crowd support. So in the end, Batman and Team Gotham made up for their loss and prevailed, becoming derby champions.
The Triton Junkyard Derby, presented by the UCSD Alumni Association and the Triton Engineering Student Council, is in its third year. It is inspired by the popular Discovery Channel show “Junkyard Wars.”