[Wikipedia] May 15: Ramblin' Wreck

Indian Jacket

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Got this as my daily Wikipedia Article

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The Ramblin' Wreck is the official mascot of the student body at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Ramblin' Wreck is a 1930 Ford Model A Sports coupe and it embodies the spirit, tradition, and passion of the Tech student body. The Wreck is present at all major sporting events and student body functions. Its most noticeable role is leading the football team onto Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field, a duty which the Wreck has performed since 1961. The Ramblin' Wreck is mechanically and financially maintained on campus by students in the Ramblin' Reck Club. The first mechanical Wreck was a 1914 Ford Model T owned by Dean Floyd Field. Until the current Wreck was donated to the school in 1961, most of the early Ramblin' Wrecks were owned by students, faculty or alumni. The modern Wreck has donned a number of different paint jobs and has had several restorations and modifications made to it. These changes were done by various individuals and organizations over the years, including Bobby Dodd and a Georgia Tech alum at the Ford plant in Hapeville, Georgia. The upkeep of the Wreck has been the sole responsibility of the Ramblin' Reck Club and the Wreck driver since 1987. The Ramblin' Wreck has been the target of a number of pranks perpetrated by rival schools; the University of Tennessee once provided the Wreck with an unsolicited new paint job, and the University of Georgia has kidnapped the Wreck on at least two occasions.

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Xihix

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Yeah, some good old Tech kid worked on the article and got it up to an FA. I believe he did the same with Tech Tower. I used to be a frequent Wikipedia editor myself and reached nearly 10,000 edits, so I may get active again during football season and get our 2009 season to FA. Someone at USC did for their 2006 season, I think.
 

GTKyle

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Yeah, some good old Tech kid worked on the article and got it up to an FA. I believe he did the same with Tech Tower. I used to be a frequent Wikipedia editor myself and reached nearly 10,000 edits, so I may get active again during football season and get our 2009 season to FA. Someone at USC did for their 2006 season, I think.
being a dork comes in handy sometimes!
 

BarrelORum

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Anyone remember the Wreck recking on I-75 heading to Savannah for a wedding before the 2007 season?
 

juraitwaluzka

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This was my favorite part:

In 1976, Tech students took the Wreck to Athens for the annual football game with UGA. After the game, the Wreck's police escort abandoned the car. The vehicle appeared relatively unprotected and was approached by UGA students attempting to vandalize it. The Tech students responsible for the car's safekeeping frightened the encroaching Bulldog fans away by producing a concealed 9 mm pistol.
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