Kartik Iyengar, besides being a successful corporate professional, is also an avid blogger, a self-proclaimed moron, an unlucky Las Vegas loser, a compulsive road hog
, and an adrenaline junkie who has tried everything from scuba diving to bungee jumping.
Last year it was just me, the organisers, the Road Hogs
and a few tents getting washed away.
Safety concerns, rollover concerns, higher gasoline prices, higher insurance costs and the higher cost of operating the huge road hogs
are being blamed for a slowdown in sales of sport utility vehicles nationwide.
The first floor has been turned over to six virtual families - ranging from a pensioner scrimping by on pounds 3,500 a year, to a well-off two job, two-kiddie couple earning more than pounds 100,000 a year, and five imaginary companies - ranging from the huge CD maker Musicalia to the tiny Road Hogs
car firm, set up by a couple of car enthusiasts.
In the meantime, the march of the road hogs
will only get bigger.
Trade road hogs
for pig farms and swap traffic for trees.
The focus of this year's event is music with a Gospel choir, Road Hogs
Rock and Blues, African drummers, Irish dancers and a host of young talent including Lucy Anderton, Infury Trash Metal Band, Tracy Nicholson and Brite Sparkz Cheerleaders.
Witnesses are urged to use the internet to shop road hogs
they spot speeding, tailgating, jumping red lights or using mobiles at the wheel.
Even with spasmodic enforcement and defiant road hogs
still here, there has been only one serious accident since the reduction in the speed limit and it is a great relief not to see the tragic toll of speed.
Traffic wardens, other motorists, road hogs
and lost drivers also made it into the top 10 driving distractions according to Jamjarcars, one of the UK's leading internet-based car retailers.
The finale of the festival takes place on Sunday May 17 with a sedan chair race in Abbey Fields and the Party in the Park, with premier European BMX aerial display team MAD, the Kenilworth Suzuki Group, Vicky Daniels Dance Display, live music from Lament, the Battle of the Bands winner and Road Hogs
, Alexander's Travelling Show and children's sports and family fun.
Less than a year ago, Scott MacAlister was patiently teaching clutch control and parallel parking to would-be road hogs
MIDDLE lane road hogs
are the most irritating drivers, RAC pollsters were told, in a survey for National Courtesy Day last week, which possibly explains the escalation in road rage incidents.
All I do know is that we failed miserably in our attempts to put up a challenge to one of the country's greatest killers - road hogs
who drove at 92mph side-by-side on a single carriageway were banned from driving yesterday.