IN OTHER CAR NEWS
It seemed as though Speed Racer's Mach 5 was every boy's dream car when I was growing up. Now a team has brought that dream to life. A design magazine called core77 has a photo-by-photo roundup of how Team Speed Racer built their car for the Red Bull Soapbox race in Los Angeles.
Pops, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim were all on hand for race day. Autoweek has a story and photo gallery of the race.
Don't let the name fool you. These "soapboxes" are dream cars come to life. Using foam, tubing and many other materials, the result is nothing short of amazing.