Baby Racing Used To Be A Real Life Actual Sport, And It Was Amazing

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UNILAD babyrace 124 Baby Racing Used To Be A Real Life Actual Sport, And It Was AmazingKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES

Baby racing: why did it have to end?

Turns out that once upon a time, in 1950s New Jersey, you could witness the amazing spectacle of racing babies at the annual Diaper Derby.

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For some reason – probably health and safety gone mad – baby racing is no longer a thing you can go and see.

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But these photos from the golden era of baby racing are amazing, and will transport you to a time before Uncle Bureaucracy stalked our lives with his endless red tape.

Take a look:

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UNILAD babyrace 134 Baby Racing Used To Be A Real Life Actual Sport, And It Was AmazingKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
UNILAD babyrace 115 Baby Racing Used To Be A Real Life Actual Sport, And It Was AmazingKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
UNILAD babyrace 103 Baby Racing Used To Be A Real Life Actual Sport, And It Was AmazingKEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY IMAGES
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UNILAD FPGGETTY IMAGES6 Baby Racing Used To Be A Real Life Actual Sport, And It Was AmazingFPG/GETTY-IMAGE

I like how all the babies have advertising stuck to their diapers. A great time to be alive.


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