The May 2005 issue of Popular Science has an article on Munich’s annual Recorder Race. It’s a competition of classic â€œWalkman/Boom Boxes/Ghettoblasters” that have been modified with wheels, gears, spoilers, etc. so that they can race each other down a 15m gym floor powered by their tape drive mechanisms. Obviously they would all want to run in “fast forward” mode. Here are the Recorder Race mission and rules.
photo by Denis Pernath