Awesome Soapbox Derby

Soapbox Derby Fails

Soapbox Derby Fails

The Red Bull Soapbox Race is known for its madcap mix of creative, over-engineered, and downright oddball gravity-powered cars. In this video, the catalog seven of the worst designed vehicles, which were destined to fail spectacularly on race day. Who in their right mind thought rear-wheel steering was a good idea?

V8 Vantage GTE Soapbox Racer

V8 Vantage GTE Soapbox Racer

We’re absolutely head over heels for this custom built soapbox derby racer built to look like the bonkers Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE. Only this version doesn’t have 480 hp – it’s powered by gravity. Watch it leap towards the finish line at the Red Bull Soapbox Derby.

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Philippe Starck Soapbox Racer

Philippe Starck Soapbox Racer

Sure, there’s no steering or brakes, but you’d still be the coolest looking kid cruising at Derby Downs in Philippe Starck’s mahogany and leather gravity racer he created for Intersection magazine.

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