The Amazing Race 8 (also known as The Amazing Race: Family Edition) is the eighth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 8 differed from previous installments of The Amazing Race in that instead of pairs of adults with a pre-existing relationship, this race featured ten families of four and allowed the participation of minors as young as 8. The Race returned to the original teams of two adults for The Amazing Race 9. Filming ran from July 7, 2005 to July 31, 2005. The show premiered on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 and concluded on December 13, 2005.
Siblings Nick, Alex, Megan, and Tommy Linz were the winners of this Race. At 19 and 21 years of age respectively, Tommy and Megan became the youngest male and female to win the race (Starr Spangler of Season 13 later equalled Megan's record).
A DVD set of this season was released on October 23, 2012, via Amazon.com's CreateSpace program.
Famous quotes containing the words race and/or amazing:
“These battles sound incredible to us. I think that posterity will doubt if such things ever were,if our bold ancestors who settled this land were not struggling rather with the forest shadows, and not with a copper-colored race of men. They were vapors, fever and ague of the unsettled woods. Now, only a few arrowheads are turned up by the plow. In the Pelasgic, the Etruscan, or the British story, there is nothing so shadowy and unreal.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The site of the true bottomless financial pit is the toy store. Its amazing how much a few pieces of plastic and paper will sell for if the purchasers are parents or grandparent, especially when the manufacturers claim their product improves a childs intellectual or physical development.”
—Lawrence Kutner (20th century)