Video: 2009 Portland Adult Soap Box Derby + CRASH @ Mount Tabor Park


2009 Adult Soap Box Derby
Mount Tabor Park
Portland, Oregon
Filmed by brewcaster
Music: 'Frenzy' By: Locust Avenue

Pretty….Pretty…cool. Brewcaster's Portland vimeo group is here and Pipeline's is here.

From NW Sports Guy (who has more videos & pictures on his site here):

In addition to poor construction, the vehicles most likely to crash have 1) poorly secured bicycle wheels 2) a high center of gravity and 3) high occupancy. Add in alcohol, a steep down grade and spectators throwing water balloons, and you get the perfect storm for destruction. In the above video, you can hear a water balloon impact against the soap box car, causing it to swerve and lose control. The spectator in the video wound up with a broken nose and was taken to the hospital. Good times had by all.

A couple soap derby crash videos after the break

Portland Adult Soapbox Derby Crash 2009
Video by chadrickash

Description: The tiger themed car crashes into a spectator – Sparked by a water balloon from the crowd that forced the vehicle to lose control.

AND

Tiger Car Soapbox Derby Crash
Video by speedthrills36

Description: An alternate angle view of the Tiger Car that crashed into the crowd and broke the nose of that unfortunate spectator at the Portland Adult Soapbox Derby. You can see and hear the water balloons that hit the car and caused it to lose control. August 22, 2009.

Related posts and info @ PDX Pipeline:

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  1. 947 FM » Soap Box Crazy - August 25, 2009

    [...] all the safety things going on this was an oddly damaging for spectators. Check out the post from PDXPIPELINE it has some videos of the crash’s. But other then that, amazing cars this year or soapboxes [...]

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