Racing with Gravity: Soapbox Derby at Red Rocks (video)

Via on Feb 5, 2009

If you are a AltSports follower, RedBull has attached its name and brand to everything in the non-mainstream action sports world. However you feel about the drink, RedBull does seem to promote very cool events year-in and year-out. Colorado got a taurine-infused taste of some SoapBox racing at Red Rocks in Morrison late last year.

I have never seen so many cars trying to get into Red Rocks – the police estimated it was more than 20k people. The racing was an insatiably fun, creative and a particularly eco promotion for racing without petroleum. Of course, Soapbox isn’t a new sport, and has been around since the Little Rascals was on the TV set but nothing like a modern take on an always joyous sport.

Teams came from all around the world and the US to compete in the short timed downhill section, and there were some rather creative and clever entries… see the video below :

Red Bull Soapbox Derby at Red Rocks 2008 from Alex King & Mito Media on Vimeo.


About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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