Media Alert - Red Bull Soapbox Race pit lane open for up close preview of teams and cars

    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

    To download images and video, please go to: 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

              Media Check-in:
              Saturday, September 6th, 2008 - Safeway Parking lot, 9:30 am to
              12:00 pm
              Sunday, September 7th, 2008 - West 4th Avenue, between Yew
              Street and Arbutus Street, next to the Soapbox race pits 9:30am
              to 4:00pm

    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,,

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