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Red Bull Soapbox Race takes L.A.

Originally Published: June 23, 2011
By Cary Chow | Special to Page 2

LOS ANGELES -- Grown men in Care Bear costumes driving a cloud with wheels. Angry Birds from the iPhone app firing feathers. Radio host/comedian Adam Carolla racing a hot dog wiener. This is the ingenuity that marks the Red Bull Soapbox Race, a.k.a. one of the most efficient uses of time outside baseball rain delay skits.

More than 115,000 spectators flooded the streets of downtown Los Angeles recently to watch 34 eccentric teams race human-powered vehicles down a course ...

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