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Purdue Reamer Club Promotes Traditions, Pilots Boilermaker Special

Founded in 1923, the Purdue Reamer Club strives to promote school spirit, maintain school traditions, and support sporting events. Although the Reamer Club is quite prominent around campus, they are probably best know for maintaining and caring for the “Boilermaker Special”, the official Purdue mascot, as well as the “X-Tra Special”.  Be sure to plan a ride on the Boilermaker Special when you visit campus for Free Ride Friday!


History and Meaning of Purdue Reamer Club; Boilermaker Special Pilot Takes You Inside


History of the Boilermaker Special I-V


The Making of the Boilermaker Special V in 1992


The Making of the new Boilermaker Special VII in 2011