Card­boardd and courage

A fun time was had by all at Si­papu’s Card­board Derby

Tempo - - MEDIA CENTER - By Katharine Egli

Card­board con­trap­tions were slowly carted in to Si­papu Ski and Sum­mer re­sort Satur­day (March 10) for this year’s Card­board Derby. There were small crafts that were sim­ple card­board boxes painted min­i­mally and gi­ant multi-boxed crafts, such as one cre­ative con­trap­tion of ducks strung to­gether by twine. Par­tic­i­pants were al­lowed to con­struct the craft with only card­board, tape and twine.

One was so tiny it could carry only one small child. The largest craft was the size of a rhi­noc­eros and driven by two fully grown adults. The most ex­cit­ing run hap­pened when four mem­bers of the Si­papu house­keep­ing staff manned a card­board box and gained so much speed dur­ing the run that they cleared the snow­bank at the fin­ish and went through the course net­ting. Ev­ery­one walked away un­scathed.

The Taos News was there to cap­ture some of the sights for “On the scene,” which you can see on page 16.

KATHARINE EGLI

SU­SAN MEY­ERS AND STEVE ROMERO of Los Alamos built “The Mean Green Rac­ing Ma­chine,” a card­board Tricer­atops to race dur­ing Si­papu’s Card­board Derby Sun­day (March 10).

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