Friday, August 27, 2010

Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech

PD Photo: The Ramblin' Wreck, a 1930 Ford Model A Sports Coupe, leading the Yellow Jackets onto the field against Maryland in 2006.

The Ramblin' Wreck (spelled either Ramblin' Wreck, Ramblin' Reck, or Ramblin' 'Reck), a 1930 Ford Model A Sport coupe, from Georgia Tech serves as the official mascot of the student body at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Wreck is present at all major sporting events and student body functions. Its most important role is leading the football team into 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 Ramblin' Reck Club.

The official Ramblin' Wreck is considered the only TRUE Wreck, and no backups or replacements exist. The Institute has adopted the spelling Ramblin' Wreck and holds a trademark on the phrase.

No comments: