If you’ve seen the hilarious race hosted by Redbull on the TV, you’ll know how much fun it is watching daredevil racers weave their crazy contraptions around winding courses of obstacles in the quickest possible time. This is our very own, slightly tamed down version, seeing teams plan, design and build the ultimate wacky racer.
It’s not all about speed (but it helps). There are several heats all based around team’s creativity and innovation. Design will earn you as many points as taking the chequered flag!
After qualifiers, teams hit the design workshops where they can buy all manner of parts and materials to build and dress their racers. Everyone must compete in heats, and even pass an MOT before they take part in the final race.
Soap Box Derby is a hilarious activity that brings out the best in people. The designs never cease to amaze us, neither does the desire to dress up as Dick Dasterdly or Penelope Pitstop…