For more than 20 years, Texas Woman’s University has hosted a build-your-own car contest for kids in grades six through 12. It’s kind of like a Boy Scouts’ pinewood derby, only for these cars, think baked goods.
In a crowded TWU auditorium during this year’s contest, vehicles 1 foot long and 4 inches high raced down a ramp.
“Guys ready? One, two, three — there it goes,” Mark Hamner, a vice provost at TWU said as he released a long, green vegetable car down the ramp.
“2.52 [seconds]; that was excellent,” Hamner said.
Some take more than a 60 seconds. The fastest this year clocked in at a second and a half.
Welcome to TWU’s 22nd-annual edible car contest.
The cars are made of everything from sausage and sugar, to salt and squash.