The term conjures up images of helmeted tykes hurtling down hills in plywood boxes, tearful little boys with painful cases of asphalt burn, and that Hummer ad with the smug kid who wins the race by cheating (not to mention being the subject of one of the best Simpson's episodes
In other words, soap-box racing kicks ass. But isn't it a dying sport?
Not in Silver Lake, which will, on June 18, play host to the annual Silver Lake Downhill Derby
. The derby, which will feature a showdown between gravity-powered car racers from across the near Eastside, is open to all comers.
Those interested in piloting their own little capsule o' death down one of Silver Lake's steepest hills
, please click here
to fill out a very
comprehensive liability release/application.
Good luck, and Godspeed.