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Every year with my autocross club, one of the trophies we give out is the Black Cone award. It's given to the driver who had the most interesting cone-related season, whether it was the most cones hit, a cone carried the farthest distance, etc. The first winner got it because he got a cone stuck in his wheel well at an event, and didn't know it. It was STILL in his wheel well at the next event.
This year it was given to the driver with the most cones hit during the season. The fun part is that the winner of the previous award gets to make the trophy for the next winner. I won it last season, and this is the trophy I made for this year:


I took an actual event-used cone and painted it black. I found some mini traffic cones, and using pins, stuck them to the cone. I used a white fine-tipped marker to lay out the course design. The winner drives an Evo IX, but I couldn't find a die-cast of his car, so I had to use an Evo X. The one I found was purple and blue, so I sanded it down, masked it off, primed it and painted it Gun Metal metallic to match his car, and ran a small screw through the cone into the bottom. What you can't see is the cone I put under the car that he 'hit'. To finish it off, I used some dry-transfer decals and out his race number on the sides of the car. The sign was made from foam board, I printed it on a full-sheet label and stuck it to the board, and secured it to the cone with a couple of toothpicks stuck through.
I hope to get the trophy back to get some better pictures, but you get the idea. I had a good time making it (the winner is a friend of mine), and everyone in the club loved it.
 

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That's pretty sweet. We did that a few times with our car club but nothing that intricate. We just wrote on a piece of shattered cone!

Where the heck would a cone get stuck under a car that it wouldn't be noticed?
 

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As soon as I won the award last December, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for mine. The only thing that held me up was knowing the winner of this years award, so I could get the correct car for the course.
The winner this year (Mark) was the winner of the first one, the cone got jammed way up inside his wheel well, somehow, it wasn't rubbing the tire. He doesn't DD his Evo, so he parked it when he got home, the next time he drove it was to the next event. When he went through our tech inspection, our tech guy found it when he was checking his wheels.
 
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