Red Bull gives the Kingdom wings! Watch soapbox go-carts fly across Jordan
What happens when Jordan's wackiest road warriors merge with its craziest creatives?
Find out this Friday - FOR FREE! - when 63 teams compete on the twists and turns of Amman's Wadi Abdoun in the Red Bull Soapbox Derby. Crash-ups guaranteed!
This race - staged ‘round the planet - challenges amateurs and experienced racers to design and build human-powered soapbox dream machines, take them to a hilltop, and let gravity work its magic. There's an initial push by the pit crew, and maybe a slug of Red Bull, but after that, it’s all downhill! Continue reading below »
Reach the finish line and people cheer. Have a spectacular wipe-out and people cheer even louder. Anything can happen when teams of so-called “grown-ups” hurl themselves down a steep road in bizarre DIY vehicles.
Teams must consist of 5 people, age 16 or older, and designated drivers must be at least 18. (Red Bull’s not opposed to younger drivers, but their lawyers are!) The sky’s the limit when it comes to design of carts and driver outfits - all inspected by a Safety Team to make sure things stay fun.
Check the event’s Facebook page for more details, and to vote for your favorite carts and teams. Join the estimated 20,000 people expected to line the hills of Abdoun hoping to get a front-row seat to comedy (or calamity!). Now here’s what to expect on September 4th!