As usual, we heard it from our man who got the signal from the field operative who read it on an encrypted message board that was monitored by the National Security Agency. The encoded transmission read as follows: The 2008 Illegal Soapbox Derby Races will take place on Sunday! Sunday! SUNDAY! November 2, 2008, beginning at around 1 pm on Bernal Speedway high above scenic San Francisco.
Never mind all that commercial soapbox derby nonsense, and all their stinkin' lawyers. (Hay bales? Hay bales? Hay bales are for the weak!) Only the Illegal Soapbox Derby Society delivers the liability-inducing thrill of under-engineered racing machines hurling out-of-control down a perilous mountain race course!
It's Newtonian-fueled excitement from your first sip of PBR to the taste of glory that awaits at the bottom of the hill. So be there! Be there! BE THERE! And if you need any more convincing, here's a nifty little video from last year's event:
The 2006 Illegal Soapbox Derby (Flickr photoset by Telstar Logistics)
The 2005 Illegal Soapbox Derby (Flickr photoset by Telstar Logistics)
(Photos by Telstar Logistics)