Swamp Buggy Racing is a Cross Between Speed Boats and Cars

Trevor English

Deep in the south of the United States, there are an interesting group of people, generally called "rednecks." Their ingenuity goes beyond book smarts and given enough tools they could probably make it to Mars. Being from the south U.S. myself, "redneck engineering" is pretty fun to watch, and swamp buggy racing is equally as entertaining. Crews dug a racetrack and filled it with water, much like boat racing, but the vehicles that are being raced are anything but boats. These interesting "swamp cars" have slick wheels on the front, and paddle wheels on the back. There really isn't many other ways to explain, just check out the video.