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Old 06-19-2007, 12:43 PM   #21
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Im glad I know these guys. They are a wild bunch.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:57 PM   #22
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I think those are some of the same crazy fuckers from choppercabras...haha
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:16 PM   #23
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I can't let them be the only ones having fun...
I'm gonna start building mine.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:23 PM   #24
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we need something like this in western new york.......
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:25 PM   #25
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Thats awesome. Never exactly took off in Florida being we dont have a damn hill here.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:43 PM   #26
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Your all fucking nuts....I love it!!
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:48 PM   #27
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I'm glad this has finally come to Southern California.High speed Outlaw Soapbox Racing has been going on for over 10 years in San Francisco where creativity,Balls out guts,and good laughs are the norm.

i want to check this out next time they run!
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:51 PM   #28
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High speed Outlaw Soapbox Racing has been going on for over 10 years in San Francisco where creativity,Balls out guts,and good laughs are the norm.
Tell me more about SF
EDIT: The SF one seems too polished for me. Pit crews? Some of their derby cars look more expensive than my real car.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/sets/1258403/
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:31 PM   #29
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That looks like a BLAST!
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:33 PM   #30
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More hotrodding going on there then I see around here with real cars.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:53 PM   #31
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...... since the bath towel parachute never worked i didn't take it any further.
You just brought back a childhood memory of mine of sliding down the side of an overpass on a piece of cardboard and hoping I would stop before I hit traffic. This was in California and the hills were covered with a slippery, aloe type plant. I should have tried the towel parachute to slow me down. Great memories.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:57 PM   #32
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I saw some of those videos a while ago when I was romping through Youtube. That looks like fun... But I live 15 feet above sea level.

So it looks like I'll just be spanking my manque'

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Old 06-19-2007, 03:00 PM   #33
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These things look like great fun, but hell, every kid growing up in my neighborhood did this all summer long. Except we worked with true junk - and pre-teen brainpower. "Rope" steering of course, and NEVER any brakes - except the heels of your shoes.

We started out using hard rubber coaster wagon wheels nailed to boards, but by age 9 or 10, we had advanced to low-slung pneumatic-tired rigs (off of commercial lawn mowers or industrial equipment). Our track was a VERY steep two-block long paved street with a deadly curb on each side. Helmets? Knee and elbow pads? What the hell were those?

Oh yeah. We didn't count on a mere push - or gravity alone like these whimps do. Someone on his bike would pull-start you until he couldn't pedal fast enough to stay in front anymore. Then you let go of the rope and began your run.

Can you say "Road Rash"? Hard to believe one of us didn't get badly hurt or killed.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:02 PM   #34
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I'm going to go for it and build my own car, have had one with a team of lads already and dang it this one is going to be great!

Thanks for sparking me up again Ryan and SFVISBF!
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:13 PM   #35
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awesome.. cool of you to dig a little deeper with an interview, answers a few questions I had...

Kansas needs better hills

hey, both hills are awesome! what more could you want?
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:36 PM   #36
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Cool post..........I look at those guys and think.........Crazy.....in a good way.........kinda' like laying on my skateboard as a punk kid on the "one block" hill and racing a buddy and yelling "Car".....hahaha........FYI, for the KC guys, the soapbox derby for the kids is this Saturday.......I am going to be there in the morning.

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Old 06-19-2007, 06:13 PM   #37
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damn that looks like fun. I want to build one but i am a bit far away in the great white north of wisconsin.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:39 PM   #38
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man this is cool.
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:07 PM   #39
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Cool, for sure, me and Bad Bob went to see the 5/10/07 race, what chaos, it was fun. The only problem I had was, for obvious safety reasons, was that the finish line (cones) was only about 100 yards from a mayor intersection with a traffic light. Some body could have gotten killed that day.
But still, I sized up the competition and I am currently working on the "Silver Bullet" that will blow the competition away .
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:11 PM   #40
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I'm hooked on the videos! When I was a kid we were inspired by
the "Little Rascals"/"Our Gang"TV shows and their traditional soap box cars.
I gotta ask though, is the car horn in the beginning of the videos
clipped from the "Dragstrip Girl" movie with Traci Lords?
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