Monday, January 14, 2008

Car Blocking

In China driving is much more than simply transportation from Point A to Point B. They have turned it into a sport. The official name is…..

Okay, I confess. I do not know the name - I cannot read Chinese. I call the sport Car Blocking.

Here is how you play. First person to get to their destination wins. But Car Blocking is much more than a race. It is a match.

Before you can participate you must decide if you will play offense or defense. This is an important decision – once you declare loyalty you cannot switch until the match is over.

Offensive vehicles are very narrow. Two grown adults would have difficulty sitting next to each other. The offensive strategy is to use the narrow vehicles to drive in between the other vehicles on the road. This strategy appears sound and should enable the participant to quickly reach their destination. But watch out for the defense.

Defensive vehicles are wide. The favored defensive vehicle is the Buick van. The job of these vehicles is to swerve when the offense approaches, attempting to block them from passing, and by doing so reach their destination first.

To add an additional challenge to the match, occasionally a police vehicle will drive by with their lights flashing. This serves as a way to narrow the playing field, as all cars compress to allow the officer through while attempting maintain speed and technique.

Do you think Car Blocking will catch on in the U.S.A.?

1 comment:

Chris said...

Do you think Car Blocking will catch on in the U.S.A.?

Have you ever been to Utah?