VANCOUVER, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - This SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, teams from coast
to coast will be tuning their homemade, human-powered engines and getting
ready to burn rubber down Vancouver's West 4th Avenue at Red Bull Soapbox
Vancouver, and you're invited to speak to the teams and preview the cars -
freshly painted and still in mint condition! Race day is Sunday, September
Now for the rules of the road: 50 teams of four will race their homemade
dream machines along a 520 metre long downhill track but it's not just speed
that counts! Creativity (shift imagination into sixth gear - we want to see
cars that are unusual, head-turning ...even slightly shocking!) and
showmanship (teams spend one minute on the roadway strutting their stuff in a
pre-race skit) are also a must!
So check your oil and find out who these auto amateurs, gear-heads and
adrenaline junkies are and if they've defied the laws of aerodynamics. They
might even be able to give you a quick driving lesson!
If you can't make it out on Saturday, but would still like a sneak peak,
we're happy to bring a team and their homemade car to you. Just let us know!
For more information, including team bios, photos, video or to play the
Soapbox online game, visit www.redbullsoapbox.ca
To download images and video, please go to:
ftp://184.108.40.206 Username: rbguest Password: r3dbu11 Media Materials
under Red Bull Soapbox
Video b-roll is also available by satellite. See below for coordinates.
What: Sneak Preview - Red Bull Soapbox Race Vancouver
Who: Red Bull Soapbox teams and their homemade speed machines
When: Saturday, September 6th, 2008
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Vancouver's West 4th Avenue - starting at Vine to Burrard
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 - Safeway Parking lot, 9:30 am to
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 - West 4th Avenue, between Yew
Street and Arbutus Street, next to the Soapbox race pits 9:30am
RED BULL SOAPBOX VANCOUVER - EVENT DAY
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 - the event is free to the public and gates
open at 11:00 am with the first dual-bracketed soapbox race starting at 1:00
pm and the charity races taking place at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Celebrity charity participants include, Gordon Campbell, Premier of B.C.,
and Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles of Supernatural who will put their
driving skills to the test for charity. They will go head to head where the
winner will receive $1,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.
For further information:
For further information: or to book an interview, please contact:
Melissa Graham, Alana Lipton, Edelman, (416) 885-6389, (416) 716-1552,