14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Chase Car and Pumpkins

This vehicle is used as the Chase Car in retrieving smash pumpkins at the annual Pumpkin Chunking' Contest in Estancia, New Mexico. Once the members of the catapult team load and send their pumpkins into the fields, these Chase Cars are sent off to both measure the distance of the pumpkin's "slight" and also to retrieve the smashed pumpkin from the field.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Estancia, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: DMC-ZS40
Copyright: © Phyllis Gillis