Red Bull Soapbox Race Takes Over Downtown LA Saturday

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Racers will take over the streets of downtown Los Angeles Saturday — soapbox derby racers, that is.

The Red Bull Soapbox Race returns to downtown Saturday, featuring some of the most whimsical and creative arts and crafts available on four wheels. Teams include the Angry Bird Droppings (based on the popular iPhone/iPad game) from Garden Grove, Team Waynes’ World from Orange County and Lucha Libre of East Los Angeles.

rb soapbox derby Red Bull Soapbox Race Takes Over Downtown LA Saturday

(credit: Red Bull)

A total of 40 teams will navigate a course of steep drops, two jumps and a 90-degree turn at speeds as high as the drivers can go without an engine. The first soapbox race in 2009 drew 110,000 fans.

This year’s competition will be judged by celebrities like “Dukes of Hazzards'” John Schneider, KROQ’s “Psycho” Mike Caldwell and “Mad Men” actor Sam Page.

The race, at 5th and Grand Avenue near the Los Angeles Public Library, is free to the public and starts at 1 p.m.

Comments

One Comment

  1. carlos says:

    I’ll be there =D

  2. Danny says:

    It’s “Psycho” Mike Catherwood , not Caldwell…maybe try a quick fact check on google for 2 seconds CBS. Well done.

  3. KARMEN says:

    HIZ NAME DONT MATTER LOL

    1. PAYASA818 says:

      IM GOING TO BE THERE

  4. lauren says:

    yea, his name matters, because pyscho mike is more important than any of those other judges there….hes friggin awesome…..so yea, its catherwood, get it right

    1. KARMEN says:

      WHO HE NOBODY LOL

  5. PAYAZA818 says:

    so he nobody JOHN SCHNEIDER IZ WAY BETTER

  6. Tia RDS says:

    The Baked Muscle and there ship are awsome them guys did good !
    too bad they scored all 9s but they did get #1 peoples choice award !

  7. Alexandr Smakota says:

    Red Bull Soapbox Kyiv Ukraine 2011

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