Box Car Racer photographed by Glen Leferman
Box Car Racer was a side–project created by Tom DeLonge of pop punk band blink–182. While blink took a break in 2002, DeLonge formed Box Car Racer to experiment with and record ideas he felt were not "blink–friendly." DeLonge soon enlisted Travis Barker (also from blink–182), stating that he didn't want to pay for a studio drummer.

David Kennedy from Hazen Street completed the trio and an eponymous album was ready to be recorded. Delonge was insistent on a bass player. So he hired Anthony Celestino as their bass player who was former friends with Kennedy. Guests on the album included Mark Hoppus from blink–182 on the song "Elevator", and Tim Armstrong from Rancid and Jordan Pundik from New Found Glory on "Cat Like Theif".

DeLonge and Barker claim the group was heavily influenced by Dischord Emo, citing influences such as Rites of Spring, Fugazi and later era post hardcore bands such as Quicksand.

Box Car Racer took a hiatus after their headlining tour in 2003. DeLonge has stated publicly that the project has served it's purpose, and is now defunct and will never reunite.
Angels and Airwaves

Angels and Airwaves

Blink-182

Blink-182

Hazen St

Hazen St

Tom Delonge

Tom Delonge