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Malaise Era Artisto-Hoons Go Gravity-Powered In 1975 Artists' Soapbox Derby

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The Illegal Soapbox Derby in San Francisco was fun, but what if the city had actually sponsored the cars? Well, that's just what happened 35 years ago!


This very-much-of-its-time documentary film sort of drags in parts, but it's worth hanging in there to check out the cars. A giant pencil! A dome covered with pennies! Thanks to BoingBoing for hipping us to this gem.

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Wow! My folks had this video recorded on Beta back in the day. I watched it hundreds of times as a kid. Incredible stuff!