Emma Crawford Coffin Races Oct. 28th-29th, 2011 Manitou Springs, CO

Picture this: you in your finest pimped out, possibly feathered and sequined, perhaps even blingin’ and flashin’, chrome-rimmed, coffin. That’s right. Coffin. You had never quite envisioned yourself going out in this sorta style. Nobody knew the heavenly gates would welcome ear-splitting crunk. But that’s what’s blasting out of the sub-woofers plastered into either side of your glittering, final resting place. Except you’re not resting. Far from dead, you and your ghoulishly outfitted buddies are preparing to race to the finish line in your velvet lined, multi-wheeled coffin straight down Manitou Ave. in the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado. What is this madness I am referring to? Why the Emma Crawford Coffin Races, of course! Appropriately occurring a couple of days before Halloween, this event celebrates–albeit bizarrely–the life and times of Emma Crawford (pic to the right), a young lady who expired of tuberculosis in 1890, just a few short days before she was to be married to her sweetheart. After much toiling, her devastated fiance, along with eleven other men, buried her at the 7200 foot summit of Red Mountain. After many years of heavy rains, her remains, slipped and slid down the side of the mountain, coffin somewhat intact, and deposited themselves at the foot of the mountain. Very macabre right? What’s more macabre is the celebration that was somehow attached to this bizarre accident. But here we are. Pimp your coffin out and mimic Emma’s slide to the bottom of the mountain. Ready, set, go! Here’s the link, you weirdos:http://community.manitousprings.org/events/17th-annual-emma-crawford

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