Earlier in the month I showcased my attempt at carving the likeness of a Porsche into the face of a Pumpkin. Like most things, the results looked much better in low-light. After experiencing first hand the difficulty in getting my Porsche to glow I thought of offering up a challenge to anyone who could do better. All I asked was for you to carve your own Porsche pumpkin and share with me the results (hell, I even supplied the porsche pumpkin carving template). The winner would receive a hard cover copy of Porsche The Road From ZuffenHausen.
Many of you commented on the story and it ran around the net like wildfire. About 20 of you wrote in saying you were game and planned on carving your very own Porsche Pumpkin. Not surprisingly, of the 20 who took the time to write in only four (I received one last minute entry) of you actually submitted a carving. The winner: Adam Person. Adam is obviously some type of pumpkin carving savant. See the picture below and you will understand.
To the others who participated, don’t feel too bad, YOU SIMPLY DIDN’T STAND A CHANCE! Adam’s pumpkin was far and away superior to my crappy carving, any of the other submissions and anything else I’ve seen on the net (Porsche or otherwise.) Not only does his pumpkin look great, but he made his very own stencil, using a side-profile and then hand carved it over the course of hours and hours. Even if the result wasn’t as good as it is, he deserves the book just for his efforts. Don’t you agree?
Congratulations Adam! Enjoy the book and Happy Halloween.