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Marketwire

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 over 45mph! San Franc... MORE

LA Times

The LA Times came out and shot a bunch of pictures of us on media day. Check them out! Link to the LA Times They also had us on Page A3 of the Saturday Paper! ? ... MORE

9 News Sidebar With Susie Wargin

Wow, we ran into some paint issues which kept us up most of the night, we headed on to 9 news and Susie interviewed Josh while the rest of the team participated as well. Josh must have been asleep at the wheel cause he was just talking about whatever he wanted to talk about, relevant or not. From 9 News: KUSA - This Saturday in Los Angeles, the Red Bull Soapbox Race takes place and Denver's Team Speed Racer is heading to California to defend its title. Formerly known as Team Save Ferris when they visited 9News last year, Team Speed Racer brought their latest creation to the statio... MORE

Red Bull Soap Box Bio

TEAM SPEED RACER Garage Headquarters: Broomfield, CO Driver: Matt Fisher Mechanics: Josh McGuckin, Jeremiah Hueske, Sandra Hueske, James Olson Nuts and Bolts: At the Red Bull Soapbox Race in downtown Los Angeles, Speed Racer will be the team to beat. Why? Because at the Denver event last year, these teammates won both First Place and the People’s Choice Award – the first group ever to do so. Their prize-winning replica of the Ferrari from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is even enshrined in Denver’s Forney Museum of Transportation! In the annals of R... MORE

The Daily Camera

You tend to think of a soapbox racer as a 2-by-4 with rollerskate wheels and a rope to steer. But the competitors in the Red Bull Soapbox Races take it a step or two beyond. To be a soapbox, it must be propelled by gravity, a steering mechanism and brakes, but other than that, most anything is fair game. A year ago, Broomfield resident Josh McGuckin, a sports photographer, used to carpool with his friend, bike enthusiast and Denver resident Jeremiah Hueske, to mountain biking competitions. "He`d typically race, and I`d typically take photos of him," McGuckin said. They met Boul... MORE

Metro State News Room

Team Speed Racer defends title in LA Road trip! Three Metropolitan State College of Denver industrial design students, a friend and a spouse are heading to downtown Los Angeles to defend their title at the 2009 Red Bull Soapbox Race on Sept. 26, 2009. Hooked up on a trailor behind their truck will be two unique cars, both themed after cars in popular movies – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Speed Racer.” Less than two weeks out, “we’re still putting paint on it,” says 31-year-old Metro State student Josh McGuckin about their new car. The national race f... MORE

The Broomfield Enterprise

You tend to think of a soapbox racer as a 2-by-4 with rollerskate wheels and a rope to steer. But the competitors in the Red Bull Soapbox Races take it a step or two beyond. To be a soapbox, it must be propelled by gravity, a steering mechanism and brakes, but other than that, most anything is fair game. A year ago, Broomfield resident Josh McGuckin, a sports photographer, used to carpool with his friend, bike enthusiast and Denver resident Jeremiah Hueske, to mountain biking competitions. "He'd typically race, and I'd typically take photos of him," McGuckin said. They met Boulder resi... MORE