Pirates AND "space pirates from space" competing in the same UC San Diego student competition. That's right...and there is so much more to Junkyard Derby, a student event in which students build cars from junk and then race them down a hill on campus.
Congratulations to the AIAA team, which won first place. The silver shuttle/plane-like car was driven by Colin Sheredy, an undergrad from the mechanical and aerospace engineering department.
There are photos below and on the Calit2 photostream.