On your mark, get set, flush! A group of competitors in the annual Hampdenfest celebration in Baltimore took part in the first annual Toilet Races this weekend.
Some of the entries included names like Porcelain Pirate, Toilet Trainer and Golden Throne, The Baltimore Sun reported.
The Hampdenfest website stated that the races were a single elimination style drag races. With official pushers pushing the rider down a course, the rider had to be seated on their racing vehicle at all times and whoever drove their toilet apparatus into the wall of hay at the end of the track first would move onto the next round.
The idea for the Toilet Races came from Hampden metal artist Steve Baker after he had first learned about a similar race in Philadelphia.
He told The Sun, "I wanted something that people could actually get out and do. Something kind of Hampden."
Most entries built their racer with a toilet seat as their focal point; however, Baker said that port-a-potties and bed pans were also "toilet" items that could have also been used.
One toilet racer that really stood out was the Golden Throne. Built by George Peters, who repairs bikes as a hobby, won the competition aboard the winning shimmering commode.
Other contestants really got into it with some sticking plungers to their required helmet and decorating their toilets with streamers and bubble machines. Photos from the race can be seen here.
The other feature event at the festival was the Charm City Beard & Moustache Championships, a competition with five facial hair categories: Full Beard Natural, Patchy Beard, Free Style, Partial Beard, Goatee/Sideburns, and of course, Mustache.