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SFVISBF soapbox racing!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rev106, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. rev106
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
    Posts: 542



    Several for my friends and I have started an outlaw soapbox racing league called the San Fernando Valley Illegal Soapbox Federation. An extreme sport that’s extremely stupid for sure, but loads of fun. Please visit the links below to view our video footage.
    Thanks for your time.

    Paul de Valera
  2. markanthony
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 337



    now take your boxes down third street in Laguna and we'll talk....

    All joking aside... looks like fun...kind of like playing chicken with kids at the skate park :):):)
  3. OldSchoolObee
    Joined: Feb 24, 2005
    Posts: 275


    I've seen these before...they never get less funny.....I love the little sedan with the skull & crossbones on the rear....whats the body made from?.....also the "Dick Dastardly" sound bite on the one race had me pissing my pants....:D
  4. TV
    Joined: Aug 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,451


    We usta do that when I was a kid in 1956. We went up to the oil field hills and if you spun out you went over the cliff. Saw a couple of friends go off and we were wearing football helmits. didn't help the arms or legs thow. It was a blast then, I don't know if I have the nerve to do it at 63, but it sure looks like fun.--TV
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  5. lownslow
    Joined: Jul 16, 2002
    Posts: 1,920


    BITCHIN !...... my buddy evil ed does that .......
  6. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,761

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    great video editing
  7. tikidiablo
    Joined: Nov 10, 2004
    Posts: 853

    from so cal

    Oooh that IS a mean lil hill!
  8. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,609


    ola rev, cant wait for the next video,,sure am glad chris is ok from 45 to dead stop ouch,,,,,the body on the skull car is cardboard it is presently out due to hard crash,,,,it belongs to mad dog he is a is the one that looks like a indy car red with white scallops................its free
  9. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,248


    All that's left of the one I built in 1962 in the nose section, the grass catcher from a Qualcast Panther lawn mower.:D

    Attached Files:

  10. i have to start one of thoes up here for something to do in the winter
  11. rev106
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
    Posts: 542


    Thes hills are fast enough for sure, one of them I was clocked doing 55 mph! I have to wear saftey glasses or my eyes tear up. Some of the slower hills the old addage "rubbing's racing" applies. Just trying to get this out there and share the good times we're having for such low dollars.

    one more video in the works for the end of the race season. Then a couple months off and back to the track!
  12. Damn, that looks like fun! I wanna play but there are no hills here in mid America!!
  13. dirthawker1313
    Joined: Apr 18, 2005
    Posts: 648


    that was great ! makes me wish i still lived in the you have to try it at the top of balboa.i used to ice block at the park there all the time. aahhh what memories.
  14. That is some funny shit, who ever did the video edit did a great job. I was laughing out loud .

  15. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,942

    from Kansas

  16. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,265


  17. after my kid meet you guys at flames around a month ago, all he talks about is wanting me to help him build one! looks like lots of fun! so when is the next race? and when is the next chupacabra bike ride?
  18. Oilcan Harry
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 906

    Oilcan Harry
    from INDY

    Dang, that looks like fun! Finaly, racing where fat guys might have an advantage. Got a wide load class?
  19. Sutton
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 699

    from BTR

  20. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,725

    Chris Casny
    from Austin TX

    I wanna race, whens the next race I'm going to build my own "machine"
  21. chevnut
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 978

    from Corona, Ca

    I second that..
  22. rev106
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
    Posts: 542


    Check the site: we'll have a new course or two, the next race starts off the racing season in March 07. I hope that some of this bench racing will translate into more cars on the track!

    See you then!

  23. arriba vato!!!!
  24. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,483


    Hell yeah, pretty fuckin cool. Wish we had hills around here.
  25. Scott B
    Joined: Dec 31, 2002
    Posts: 548

    Scott B

    You guys bitching about the earth being flat just need to think harder. You got any parking garages nearby?
  26. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,095


    That is hilarious. Me and my brothers and my neighbors did that shit when we were kids (1980s). We still talk about how much fun it was. There are some serious-ass hills where I grew up in Connecticut...
  27. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,477

    FORDY 6

    Looks like great fun!!!...maybe these guys need to build their cars out of the shopping carts I see sittin' around, when I'm out west.
  28. stan292
    Joined: Dec 6, 2002
    Posts: 857


    Very cool - and great low-buck fun!

    I grew up doing this on the steep two-block long paved street in front of my house. The standard rig was a 2" x 6-or 8- or 10" board for the mainframe, with a 4" x 4" rear "axle" and wagon wheels with axles held on by bent-over nails. Front axle was the same, but with a pivot bolt through the center that fastened to the main board. Steering was done with ropes (and your feet - pushing on the axle. Bodies were anything from a slanted board or piece of plywood to an old cut-in-half pedal car. Brakes? I don't think so (except for digging in your heels).

    We didn't bother with belts or helmets, and made it evermore dangerous by having a friend pull you as fast as he could pedal on his bike before releasing you to potential death and destruction.

    Eventually, I had a "car" that was pretty solid, low, and featured pneumatic tires. That f*#ker would really scoot. Waaay to fast for the conditions. Can you say bigtime "road rash"? (-:

    Oddly enough, my parents - who were very caring - just considered it part of growing up, I guess. Those were far different times.Don't think I'd try it now, but Oh, to be young again.
  29. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 18,913


    Who did your video editing?
  30. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,519


    My 3 year old son said it best...

    "[whispering] WOW. [regular voice] They sure are good racers."

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