Apex Buggy - Phoenix Build 

 

Sweepstakes (aka. "Buggy) at Carnegie Mellon is a human powered vehicle competition. Born from a long-standing tradition at the university teams of 5 runners push an un-powered gravity vehicle containing a 6th team-mate who drives the buggy. The race consists of 2 uphill segments where runners relay the buggy, and a free rolling downhill segment where the vehicle is steered by the driver and can reach speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour.

 

Yes, there really is a person in there. No they aren’t controlled by robots.

 

I had been participating in the sport of Buggy since 2009 when I enrolled in the univeristy. Serving as a Mechanic and then a Chairman of the Orginization "Pioneers" 

 

Ethan Gladding