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The Remote Control Custom Car Open is an engineering competition for students in grades K-12, organized and led by a high school student committee. Students participate in teams of 2-4. As part of the registration fee, teams receive a complimentary membership to the Faulhaber Fab Lab and the opportunity to participate in various workshops that teach students how to design, fabricate and customize enhancements to their car. The program culminates in a race day that includes a design competition, challenge race and obstacle race. Winners receive cash and scholarship prizes.

Kudos to all on another fabulous RC Custom Car Open! Check out the winners below as well as photos and videos from the 4th annual event.

Design Competition Winners

Best Theme

Elementary School: The Four Marauders (Fruitville Elementary School)
Middle School: Team Garbage (Mangrove School)
High School: Team 46 (Venice Christian School)

Most Outrageous

Elementary School: 4th Grade Team (Visible Men Academy)
Middle School:
Parrot Ship (Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences)

Best Use of Lab

Elementary School: RC x2 (The Classical Academy/Southside Elementary School)
Middle School: Piranha Pirates (Pine View School)
High School: Argh! (New Gate School)

"Walk the Plank" Challenge Track Winners

Elementary School: The Bilge Rats (Southside Elementary School)
Middle School: Triple G (New Gate School)
High School: Argh! (New Gate School)

Main Lap Race Winners

Elementary School: Task Force (Fruitville Elementary School)
Middle School: Team Widam (Pine View School)
High School: Team 46 (Venice Christian School)

GRAND CHAMPION: Team Widam (Pine View School)


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