Soapbox racing pushed to extremes

Energy & Sustainability
Soapbox racing pushed to extremes

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Rad, underground soapbox derby racing in NYC – “On a recent Saturday afternoon, a group of soapbox racers well past childhood gathered on a steep hill in Brooklyn. With a push and a prayer, they piloted their homemade carts – a wooden cabinet on wheels, a punked-out baby stroller, even a NordicTrack – down the street in head-to-head heats. The Paping Soapbox Derby, now in its fourth year, is an extreme, strictly grown-up version of the kids’ cart sport. Unlike the nearly 200 traditional derby races held around the country last year, the Paping Derby occurs without benefit of city permits or the sanction of All-American Soap Box Derby…”Link.

Pictured here, a photo from the Paping Soapbox Derby @ GammaBlog (great coverage and photos!) – Link.

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