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Monday, October 6, 2008

Red Bull Soapbox Race Cincinnati 2008

This past Saturday Cincinnati was very fortunate to be host to one of the craziest races ever created, the Red Bull Soapbox Race. The event occurred on the steep hills of Mt. Adams and drew crowds of nearly 30,000 people! I was fortunate enough to get to spend the day with one of the teams who happens to have OTR connections. Melinda Voss (an OTR resident) and her brothers and sister were members of Team BullFish #21.
Though their team didn't take home 1st place, they did have an awesome time and managed to have one of the most memorable crashes of the entire event, earning them a perfect score for showmanship!
The day was absolutely amazing. There were so many hilariously creative teams and everyone who came out to the event had a great time watching all the ridiculous antics, such as batman and robin fighting the bullfish and Jesus with the disciples dancing to hip hop with Mr. T.
Here are some brief youtube videos of the event I found:
Bull Fish
More Bull Fish
Bull Fish Again!
The Last Supper
Red Bull
Kool Aid Man
Gnome Mobile
Mummy's Revenge
There will soon be lots more video footage of the event online I'm sure, but for the time being here are some pictures I took to hold everyone over. Enjoy!


mvoss said...

Yeah Jason thanks for the shout out! Cincinnati has to be the best host city for this event ever! Who else can boast these kinds of hills, crowds, and crazy contestants?

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys for helping to put on such a great show!! You guys rocked it!


Anonymous said...

Hey, that's me with Team Toro Rosso. I'm the one pointing. It was an awesome event. I can't wait until the next one.

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