Stars of Supernatural race for soapbox superiority – and charity

September 9, 2008

On Sunday September 7th Red Bull held the first Vancouver soapbox derby. About 600 metres of a major street in Kitsilano was closed down, comprising of the pits, endzone and 500 metres of race track. Vancouver sure seems to be a city that loves it’s science-fiction with many cool themed soapboxes. However in this post I’ll concentrate on the charity race between Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles who play the brothers in that fantastic show, Supernatural.

From where I was standing I couldn’t see the first 300 metres or so of the track so the first 20 seconds or so is mostly just for the commentary, however after that you see one of the brothers zoom down quite some way ahead, and then the last placed brother manages to make up for it by crashing through the cones and nearly hitting his costar at the end. I won’t spoil by telling you who is who!

The race, and indeed the whole day, was a lot of fun, but this was certainly a highlight.

Here’s two pictures of them. One at the end of the race and another getting some slightly more modern transport back to the start line.

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