Monday, October 4, 2010

More VT Pumpkin Chuckin'

A very nice write-up and photo by the Burlington Free Press about VTPC.

Gail Callahan / Burlington Free Press:
Pumpkins fly in Cambridge fundraising event -- As a boy, Mark Boyden watched a pumpkin hurling contest on television and became intrigued with the idea. Sunday, Boyden and his wife, Lauri, got to live his childhood fantasy by hosting a pumpkin-chucking event that will financially help two Lamoille County organizations...

For the six members of the American Chunker team, the festival allowed them to record a personal best chucking record of 4,690 feet. Based in Nashua, N.H., American Chunker constructed a 125-foot tall trebuchet powered by an air compressor. The machine was off in a section of a field, separated from other participants...

[note: American Chunker is an air cannon, not a trebuchet]
Also, thank you American Chunker for visiting VTPC and showing off your fantastic technology.  Congratulations on your personal record chuck of 4,690 feet, and good luck in Delaware next month. The American Chunker team will be at the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta in Maine this Friday and Saturday, October 8-9.