The cardboard box derby is being held on March 15 in McHenry, Minnesota, and dozens of racers are getting in gear to race their boxes down a closed ski slope on the outskirts of town.
According to spokesperson Jean Remmy, the only thing your racecar can be made out of is string, tape, and a box, but that doesnt stop racers from creating some extravagant cardboard crates.
Remy has seen ordinary boxes transformed into pirate ships, complete with mast and sail, a cardboard version of the Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe, and a racer made to look like a tiki hut.
But no amount of planning or design will keep the cardboard contraptions from an end-of-the-race explosion.
Says Remmy: The boxes are always falling apart. If they do make it down the hill, they crash into the fence and break.
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