Rocket lobsters and careening corn cobs: street races are a real blast
April 12, 2010
Full steam ahead… a couple of hundred people gathered in Marrickville yesterday to watch contraptions being propelled by C4 rockets. Photo: Dean Sewell
A TENNIS racket, a teddy bear, even a cooked lobster and a corn cob – if a rocket can be strapped to it, it is a worthy entrant.
What started as the obscure passion of a few mates – launching model rockets into the sky – has become somewhat of an underground phenomenon, with a couple of hundred people turning out yesterday afternoon to watch the rocket races in the backstreets of Marrickville.
Many thanks to the organizers of Rocket Car Day – my family had a blast 🙂 (4 of 5 of us are in this picture.) The event is both gloriously silly and extremely appealing. The mash up of arbitrary car and chemical rocket brings out a great range of the Sydney tech and creative scene.