Bertha soapbox car on display now at Milepost 31
She’s like Bertha, but faster. Much, much faster.
Meet “Bertha’s Last Stand,” runner-up at the 2014 Red Bull Soapbox Race in Seattle. Though not affiliated with or supported by WSDOT, a group of soapbox racers from Machias, Washington were so inspired by Bertha that they designed and built their own soapbox tunneling machine to drill through the competition. One of 36 teams that built and raced homemade cars through Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, Bertha’s Last Stand finished a mere 0.6 seconds behind the winners.
As of Oct. 2, you can view this Bertha-inspired vehicle at Milepost 31, our information center in Pioneer Square. The car will be on display through the end of the year, so don’t miss your opportunity to check her out before she heads to her next stop.
Bertha's Last Stand in action.