Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Racers Showing Style At Cardboard Box Derby

MCHENRY, Minn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Racers are showing off their speed and style in a small-town cardboard box derby.

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 doesn’t 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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