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MORE THAN 110,000 ANGELENOS CROWDED DOWNTOWN’S STREETS AT RED BULL SOAPBOX RACE L.A. NEW RECORD SET – THREE TEAMS REACH SPEEDS OVER 45 MPH Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles brought out the Wild Things, the Tin Man and a team of firemen…oh yeah, and did we mention the crowd of 111,000?!? Despite the rising temperatures, Angelenos came out in droves to watch 40 homemade soapboxes from across the US race through Downtown L.A.’s streets. The urban course caused crash after crash with jumps, a 90-degree turn and tight chicanes, but some teams managed to master the elements and tore throug... MORE

CBS 4 Denver

Looks like they mentioned our car during a highlight of the museum. Not to shabby considering there are a minimum of 100 cars in that museum at any one time! MORE

The 10K

The 10k Website LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2009) - Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles brought out the Wild Things, the Tin Man and a team of firemen... oh yeah, and did we mention the crowd of 110,000?!? Despite the rising temperatures, Angelenos came out in droves to watch 40 homemade soapboxes from across the U.S. race through Downtown L.A.'s streets. The urban course caused crash after crash with jumps, a 90-degree turn and tight chicanes, but some teams managed to master the elements and tore through the finish line at lightning speed -- with three teams reaching ov... MORE

Interact Jacksonville

Jacksonville.com IN OTHER CAR NEWS It seemed as though Speed Racer's Mach 5 was every boy's dream car when I was growing up. Now a team has brought that dream to life. A design magazine called core77 has a photo-by-photo roundup of how Team Speed Racer built their car for the Red Bull Soapbox race in Los Angeles. Pops, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim were all on hand for race day. Autoweek has a story and photo gallery of the race. Don't let the name fool you. These "soapboxes" are dream cars come to life. Using foam, tubing and many other materials, the result is not... MORE

The Daily Bruin

The Daily Bruin Bringing more than 100,000 fans as well as 42 soapbox racers to downtown Los Angeles, Saturday’s Red Bull Soapbox Derby saw dozens of loopy performances by unique soapboxes racing down Grand Avenue and 5th Street. UCLA was represented by the Team Bruins soapbox. Led by captain David Ruiz, a second-year medical student at UCLA, the Team Bruins soapbox crashed twice on the way down but was able to finish, though not close to the top three. Team Speed Racer, driven by Matt Fisher, recorded the best time of the day. When asked about his perfect run, Fisher said: “Ba... MORE

Deeply Shallow Blog

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AutoInsane

Auto Insane Link With over 110,000 spectators in attendance, the Red Bull Soap Box Derby in Los Angeles, CA was truly an amazing event. People from all over crowded in to the city streets to see the spectacle… people even scaled up the side of nearby buildings just to have a better view of everything going on. The day started with pit road being open to the public to allow spectators meet the teams and see their wild and crazy creations. The craftsmanship into the soap box race cars was truly amazing, everything from cardboard to fiberglass to welded metal and custom paint was u... MORE

iReport

Go Speed Racer, Go... Red Bull Soapbox Races. Los Angeles California... part II The first Red Bull soapbox race took place in Belgium in 2000, and has now visited almost 40 countries since, including Austria, England, Jamaica to name a few. In 2006 the first U.S. event was held in St. Louis. 40 teams from across the united states participated in the Red Bull Soapbox Races in Los Angeles California. More than 110,000 people crowded Downtown to watch this event. Free to the public Red Bull sponsored a successful race that Angelenos enjoyed taking part of. Streets were filled, people were h... MORE

AutoWeek

Link to Autoweek No one really knows the precise makeup of the stuff that fills those ubiquitous Red Bull energy drink cans, but the compelling mixture seems to make people accomplish extraordinary things. For instance, on Saturday in Los Angeles, it got the city to shut down a long stretch of Grand Avenue and part of 5th Street for the wacky and spectacular Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles. These events have been held regularly since the inaugural race in Belgium in 2000. Silly contraptions have plummeted down courses in 30 countries, each event sponsored by Red Bull. Saturd... MORE

Blog downtown

link to BlogDowntown DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Over 111,000 people made their way to 5th and Grand today to see 40 teams take on the hills, jumps and banking of the Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles. Team Ironheade of San Francisco won first prize in a competition that featured all manner of absurd vehicles and some intense wrecks. The winning racer was the 6th of 40 vehicles to travel down the narrow course, which featured two jumps, some chicane sections and a banked turn. The vehicle set the scoring standard early and never gave up its advantage. Not all vehicles made it down t... MORE