For the modern soapbox derby, all you need is gravity–and $30,000
By Preston Lerner
Posted 06.30.2005 at 10:00 am 0 Comments
Forget about primitive wooden contraptions driven by towheaded tykes down a homemade ramp in Your Hometown, U.S.A. The new—make that the extreme—take on the quaint old soapbox derby features sleek, futuristic projectiles riding on chassis meant to accommodate speeds of 50, 60, even 70 miles an hour.
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