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May 22, 2011 11:31 AM by Andy Koen

Local derby team doesn't place

Despite their history of strong performances in the Red Bull Soapbox Derby races, a team from Colorado Springs did not find the winner's stand this weekend in Los Angeles.

Team Gnomeo, consisting of Al and Tamara Brody and their neighbors Mitch Brown and Sandie Kiddie, spent two months constructing a Smurf-blue, lawn-mower shaped derby car for the competition.

The group took inspiration from box office flop Gnomeo and Juliet for their design.

The top prize this year was awarded to a team from California named Lakers Fanwagon. As a prize the will get to have a up close NASCAR experience with Team Red Bull.

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