We're Dying to Get Behind the Wheel of These Coffin Racecers

You may think you are in the Halloween spirit by dressing up and trying to scare the neighbors. But you’ve got nothing on these folks from Colorado, who have turned coffins into bucket racers. This video comes from Fox 21 in Colorado Springs, who got a look at the 21st annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races. Held in downtown Manitou Springs, Colo. the event is somewhere between a coffin race and a homemade soapbox race. The event is named after a woman who died of tuberculosis, and was buried on Red Mountain. Apparently in 1929, after years of rain and snow washing out, her remains washed down the side of the mountain. A very apropos bit of history to tie into Halloween. RELATED: 13 Cars That Will Scare the Crap out of You This Halloween
RELATED: Meet the Halloween Horror Car You Don't Want to Own The award goes to the fastest team in the field, but you also have to look the part as well. That means teams and their “coffins” each have a unique theme, and teams put a lot of work into their rides! Of course, if you have to ask what our favorite is, we might be inclined to select the Ron Burgundy Channel 4 News team van. The BoldRide team may have to sign up for the 22nd edition of this race next year! RELATED: This "Bad Company" Camaro Looks Frighteningly Fun to Drive!