Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Red Bull Soapbox Derby '09

Being a connoisseur of the frugal arts (cheap ass), my favorite events usually include the word "Free" somewhere in the title. Free beer, free tacos, shit..free dirt, whatever dude sign me up. So when I heard about this Red Bull event, with it's free admission, and free Red Bulls given away by the ever-so lovely Red Bull girls, I knew this fat guy had to attend. A quick call to Brother Shaw (fat guy in training), and a stop to the store for a few necessities (tall-cans and vodka cleverly disguised as a water bottle) and we were off. We attempted to get there early to beat the crowds, but we soon learned everyone else had the same idea.

We were lucky to get a spot right near the starting line. From here were able to hear how the race was going to be judged. Each team's car had to have a different theme and were going to be judged on creativity, originality, and the ability to finish the course. This car here had a Wall Street bailout theme. The driver threw fake money out the back as he zoomed by. Very cool.

Not exactly sure what the theme to this car was, but he was sure hauling balls..

These guys used E.T. as their theme, you can see E.T. pointing at us on their way down. This was a crowd favorite for sure.

Wandering around the race, I stumbled upon this thing. I never saw it run, but man does it look sketchy. What are the birds for anyway?

Overall we had a great time. It was good to see that many people out at an event without any drama (at least we didn't see any drama). Can't wait till next years event, and just maybe we'll have a car of our own in the race. What do you say guys?

photos by Shawziee

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