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Movies of the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge
Walking up to the race site, early in the AM.
The line-up of "traffic" cars, with stunt drivers.
Looking inside a stunt-driver's car.
Walking around the vehicles before the start.
Presentation of the colors, by marines on horseback.
Enter the stunt drivers.
First of out the starting chutes is Junior.
Second is Little Ben.
Knight Rider rounds the first bend, with chase car behind.
Victor Tango on the same curve.
TerraMax on a straightaway.
Little Ben in the same spot.
Junior down the straightaway, around the curve, then making a right turn, as Victor Tango yields. You'll hear Eric Krotkov say that this was the first robot-robot interaction he'd seen.
Talos on a straightaway.
Talos again, heading the other direction.
TerraMax makes a complete stop, followed by a left turn.
Knight Rider in the straightaway.
Boss takes a curve, makes a turn, and shares the road with TerraMax.
Head-on view of TerraMax taking a curve. We're all hoping that it will actually turn.
Junior stops, looks, goes.
Little Ben comes around, followed by Junior, who passes a chase car.
Talos gets spooked by something. This happened frequently throughout the day (to Talos).
Boss, in traffic.
Skynet, and Victor Tango.
The view inside the big tent.
The "retired" lot, where vehicles that that were removed from the race sit.
Talos and Junior in another part of the course.
The crowd, waiting for the first vehicles to finish.
Junior is the first to finish, but Boss is hot on his heels.
Victor Tango finishes third.
Little Ben finishes fourth.