Power tool drag racing in Troy

This video is from a power tool drag race in San Francisco a decade ago.

This is weird, in a potentially gleeful way: One the events at the Troy Mini Maker Faire at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity this Saturday will be power tool drag racing. Blurbage:

Power Tool Drag Racing puts racing contraptions powered by ordinary power tools in head-to-head competition to see who takes it ... who REIGNS SUPREME!
The history of Power Tool Drag Racing is apocryphal and filled with myths, legends, hyperbole and downright facts. Never let facts get in the way! Needless to say, it's probably been around since the first hand power tools were available and some genius decided to zip-tie the trigger on a belt-sander and watch it tear across the floor to sounds of mad glee, terror and pure, unadulterated delight.

The power tool drag races will be outside on the street.

The Troy Mini Maker Faire is this Saturday, August 27 from 11 am-6 pm at TVCOG (corner of Broadway and 3rd Street). It's free to attend. And, of course, that's also the same day at the Enchanted City festival, also in downtown Troy.

TVCOG advertises on AOA.

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