Hampdenfest Racers Ride Toilets to Victory

Neighborhood celebration takes scatology to high velocity
By Jill Rosen (Baltimore Sun, September 11, 2010)


George Peters, aboard “The Golden Throne,” defeated Team Formula # Two Racing to win the championship at the first annual Toilet Races at Hampden Fest.

The rear axle came from a Honda that gave its last gasp 30 years ago. The front once belonged to a go-cart. But with this vehicle, the story’s in all the body — a standard, flushable toilet, complete with a transparent seat dotted with coins.

“I’ve had that toilet seat for like 10 years, waiting for something to do with it,” laughs Alex Tasi, who, on Saturday, finally found it.

The 42-year-old installer of solar panels from Annapolis was part of a small field of competitors that made dubious Baltimore history by participating in the first Hampdenfest Toilet Races, in which folks could ride anything down the course — as long as it included a “human defecation device.”

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