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(YouTube)   Red Bull Soapbox Races are basically Keystone Cops for the 21st Century   (youtube.com) divider line
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702 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 23 Apr 2021 at 8:37 AM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-23 9:10:04 AM  
Yeah, but did they ever gather a bunch of people to sing a song on a hilltop?
 
2021-04-23 10:07:30 AM  
Thanks subby - that was awesome. I needed a good chuckle today.
 
amb
2021-04-23 10:17:56 AM  
Lot of fun, but I think I still prefer Flugtag for that extra craziness of jumping off a pier.
 
2021-04-23 11:03:10 AM  

Glenford: Thanks subby - that was awesome. I needed a good chuckle today.


Ditto.

However, do they really qualify as "soapbox racers"?
 
2021-04-23 7:12:44 PM  
I would love to go in one of these races. Building soapbox death traps is so much fun.
I'd also love to be on a flugtag team and try skating the crashed ice course (not during a race)
 
jvl [BareFark]
2021-04-24 12:15:31 AM  
I had to stop at the racist Moai.  Oh wait, that was the first one.

I mean, I can see how most Americans would fail to notice that we're watching South Americans play dress up as a completely different culture, but it would have been nice if Red Bull had noticed.
 
2021-04-24 6:25:41 AM  

SumoJeb: I would love to go in one of these races. Building soapbox death traps is so much fun.
I'd also love to be on a flugtag team and try skating the crashed ice course (not during a race)


From about 2007-2015 I was chief marshal for a local soapbox derby, as well as fire marshal (emergency exits on a main rood - stupid but necessary). We became pretty popular, with about 6000 people attending on the days and routinely making £20,000 for charity. Some of the 'carts' were amazingly inventive, and we had to nix a few for being overweight, having insufficient brakes or just being plain dangerous.

At least one person would end up being carted off to Hospital every year, but they were usually back before the end of the day to a hero's welcome, injuries worn proudly like battle scars. Funny lot, soapbox racers.
 
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