We did it again! This year we didn’t win, but we did get 3rd place as well as the Peoples Choice award! We couldn’t be happier. Check out our Race day Recap and Media coverage as well (links on the right side of this page)
2011 UPDATE! We are starting a new project! Check out our site for our Baja 1000 car!
Welcome to Team Speed Racer. We are a team of five, back again to compete in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Los Angeles California. You may remember us from last year in Denver Colorado with our 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. We were successful last year in being the first team in Red Bull Soap Box history to take home both the 1st Place and the Peoples Choice award! This year we are upping the ante and we are going to attempt to build the coolest car that has ever been put on paper…The Mach 5.
With a lot of lessons learned from last years build we are going to use new design and build techniques that will allow us to get a bit more precise with our vehicle so it will be even more incredible and handle even better.
So who is Team Speed racer? What makes us tick? We are a group of students, designers, friends and ambitious people who truly like to create things for the sole purpose of being able to proudly say “yeah, I built that.” We take pride in our ability to start with a pile of material and end with a finished product with a completely unique, one off design that is completely hand crafted from start to finish. So basically, when we show up to the race the best compliment we can get is to have the fans say, “Wait, you built that!? WOW!”
So welcome to our site, take a look around and check out our build:
Mach 5 Build log