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Southern Punkin Chunkin

"Bob and Madison’s 1998 Punkin’ Chunkin’ - a competion of man (and woman) made devices designed exclusively to hurl pumpkins, held Saturday October 31st at 9:00AM! First prize is $500 (HEY! Were doin’ it for the fun right?), there were trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and fun for everybody!! The entire contest should take around 3 or 4 hours, and YES, we do have too much time on our hands!"

[Team Carbo recieves trophy] 

Southern Punkin Chunkin

TeamCarbo and the mighty Onager took FIRST PLACE at the first annual Punkin Chunkin contest in Raleigh 10/31/98 (that's Halloween). We beat out eight other teams to claim a beautiful Trophy and a $500 first place prize. The crowd was once again wowed by the towering long shots by the Onager - our farthest throw of the day being 521 feet. This proved to be a valuable preparation for the upcoming contest in Delaware the following weekend as we were able to work out a few bugs before facing some tough competition there. Team Carbo would like to thank Bob and Madison of RaleighRadio Station G105 for sponsoring this event, and Hill Ridge Farms for hosting the festivities.

[Team Carbo loads new arm into Onager] 

With an anxious crowd watching, Team Carbo works synergistically to install a new arm after a breakage on the old arm. This is no problem for Team Carbo because "We laugh in the face of danger!...we dump ice cubes down the pants of adversity!...We give a wedgie to the shorts of trepidation!"

Pumpkin Slayer 1998  

This is Team Banka - they made a very respectable showing by coming in second place. This device is powered by springs, mounted underneath, and used a sling which was attached to the end of the arm. Their machine was simple yet elegant - we better watch out for them next year!


Another competitor - the trebuchet - which onager made short work of ! With some tuning and experience, though, they just might be able to give us a run for the money.

Team carbo 

The Team Carbo family enjoys their hard won victory.


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