|Photo credit: ManFromNor|
Kudos to the Lakers Fanwagon team who brought home the title. Only fitting since the locals who reside just blocks away couldn't.
The Lakers Fanwagon was driven by Christopher Moreno and constructed by mechanics Hector Catalan, Vienna To, and Jose Moreno. Their nifty Lakers championship parade themed Red Bull soapbox not only looked the best but maneuvered the fastest. Go figure.
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Soapbox specs: Human powered; Less than 6-feet wide and 7-feet tall; Less than 20-feet in length; Not more than 7 inches off the ground; Cannot weight more than 176 lbs (excluding driver); and drivers must be at least 18 years of age.
Racers steered their homemade design on wheels along a hay bale-lined route down Grand Avenue, then turned left on 5th Street and down to the finish line near Pershing Square.
Many racers (37 to be exact) took the downward slope with grace, many failed, but only one team was destined to take the [Larry O'Brien] trophy.
Congrats to the Lakers Fanwagon team for once again making the Purple and Gold the best in Los Angeles.
For more photos by photographer Norman Tañada click below:
2011 Red Bull Soapbox Races photos by ManFromNor