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Ramblin Wreck Hits The Road To El Paso

10:08 PM, Dec 27, 2011   |    comments
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  • Tech Senior Mike MacMillan is ready for the Sun Bowl and his last time driving the Ramblin Wreck.
  • Tech Senior Mike MacMillan is ready for the Sun Bowl and his last drive in the Ramblin Wreck.
    

ATLANTA, Ga. - Georgia Tech aerospace engineering major Mike MacMillan of Marietta is coming to the end of a high profile position on the football field.  But he's never made a tackle or caught a pass for the Jackets.

MacMillan is the driver of the Ramblin' Reck, the 1930 model A Ford sport coupe that has been driven out in front of the team for every home game since 1961.  Drivers are elected by the Reck Club, and hold that position for one year.  MacMillan's stint ends after the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

He and three fellow club members left Tuesday evening, hauling the car 1406 miles to El Paso.  The truck pulling the hauler is one of the gifts from the class of 1984 when they celebrated their 25th anniversary.  The car was not taken to some recent bowl appearances on the west coast, but was at the 2004 NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.

The club raises money for expenses by taking the car to weddings and other events, and is also responsible for maintenance of the car.

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