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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Real wacky races through the streets of Stockholm...


The original Wacky Racers: Monkey in a cage, ship and a full-size limo take to the streets in soapbox derby

Last updated at 2:08 AM on 4th July 2011
The roads of Sweden's capital city are judged to be the safest in the world, with just a handful of accidents each year.
But that proud statistic looked likely to take a knock yesterday when Stockholm hosted the Red Bull Soapbox race.
No doubt inspired by the Wacky Racers cartoon, dozens of carting fans gave their imaginatively-designed vehicles a road test in the Soedermalm district of the city .
Going for a spin: This team weren't quite able to pull off a tight turn on this notoriously difficult stretch of the circuit
Going for a spin: This team weren't quite able to pull off a tight turn on this notoriously difficult stretch of the circuit
Get off your soapbox: The co-driver of this Viking cart appears to be thrown from his vehicle
Get off your soapbox: The co-driver of this Viking cart appears to be thrown from his vehicle
Rocket man: But this competitor appears to be going nowhere fast
Rocket man: But this competitor appears to be going nowhere fast
Monkey business: to Criticising this gorilla's driving is not recommended
Monkey business: to Criticising this gorilla's driving is not recommended
Pedestrians had to have their wits about them as the aerodynamically challenged, pedal-powered soapboxes hurtled across the tarmac.
It is not known if the bizarre race resulted in any injuries to the modern-day Dick Dastardlys and Penelope Pitstops.
Driven around the bend: This Jamaica-inspired cart demonstrated some good handling
Driven around the bend: This Jamaica-inspired cart demonstrated some good handling
Heading for red square:The wheels on this wagon look like they could collapse at any moment
Heading for red square:The wheels on this wagon look like they could collapse at any moment
But one thing is for certain, as these pictures show - Jenson Button and his Formular One colleagues won't be nervously looking in their rear view mirrors worried at the competition.   
Inspired: Perhaps Dick Dastardly's sidekick Muttley was the inspiration behind this vehicle
Inspired: Perhaps Dick Dastardly's sidekick Muttley was the inspiration behind this vehicle
No pushover: This competitor needed a helping hand from his co-driver
No pushover: This competitor needed a helping hand from his co-driver
Slippery conditions: This octopus was able to make its way around the course
Slippery conditions: This octopus was able to make its way around the course


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2010976/The-original-Wacky-Racers-Monkey-cage-ship-size-limo-streets-soapbox-derby.html#ixzz1R6IhWDH1

1 comment:

  1. While it may not be the real Wacky Races, seeing inspired races like these is good enough. I mean come on, you have to admit that it's funny. But I never thought I'd see Mutt Cutts in this one.

    Ivo Beutler

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