Cardboardd and courage
A fun time was had by all at Sipapu’s Cardboard Derby
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.
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).