Families that race Barbie Jeeps together… stay together?
I thought I had seen it all. I’ve seen the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I’ve seen the hills of Tennessee, and some damn hilarious drunk stories since joining the staff here at Whiskey Riff, but this is a first for me.
And I’m not gonna lie, this is actually freakin’ awesome.
Lauren Partin, a professional race car driver and native of Peebles, Ohio, and her family had the obscure yet incredible idea of getting a shit ton of Barbie Jeeps, and racing down a big hill.
I mean this is serious stuff. The racers were decked out in helmets and costumes, bails of hay were laid to mark the track, and a ton of spectators were there to cheer on the Partins.
I thought this was going to be a casual race between a dad and his daughters in the neighborhood or something, your run of the mill soapbox derby. Boy was I wrong…
It was absolute PANDOMONIUM.
In the video, you see the family begin to make their way down the hill, but most of them only lasted about three seconds before spiraling out of control and completely wrecking their shit, a total yard sale.
The others made it a pretty good ways, until a couple of them flipped only a few feet from the finish line.
I’ll be the first to say that the flips looked pretty gnarly, but everybody seemed to make it out unharmed.
Just legendary stuff right here.
Apparently…. it’s quite the Redneck Olympic sport.