Can Race

Q: Does the can have to be a metal coffee can? Can the can be plastic? (section: 3- The competition / paragraph: 1 / sub-paragraph:  / line: 1-2)

A: Yes, the can may be plastic. The intent of the Can Race event is to construct the racer out of a commercially prepared "can." The exemplar used to describe the challenge is a coffee can. The can used for the construction should be similar to a commercially prepared coffee can.