For the first time Red Bull decided to make Soapbox competition in Sofia. There were 250 teams applied, but only 54 were selected. Here are some pics of finalists. All cars should bee max 80kg, and must be moving by using gravity force and been pushed by the team members at the beginnings (similar to bobsled). Each team should have 4 member. And there were no restrictions how many of those could be insight the "car" on the way down. Criteria for to win were:j
- Creativity - design of the car
- Performance - each team should make some short performance (dance or so) before the launch
- Speed to cross the 500m
Red Bull team design vehicle was used as benchmark by manias. As we noticed, having low centre of the weight is great, but putting small wheels decrease the accelerating speed capabilities. Engineering baby! Trial and Error!
Very creative! Using a real hammock and wooden frame. A bit on the slow side though but real fun team!
To steer the vehicle its drive had to use the handle of the "pen"...so hilarious
"Mom & Pap's stall was one of my favourites. Extremely funny!
The picture of Bulgar Bulgar team might look strange from this perspective, but in fact was a "shopska" salad plate.
Team Highkarus 120 was the winner of the first Red Bull Soapbox contest in Sofia.