Red Bull Soapbox Race is coming to London this summer and your and your team could be taking part in our very own wacky races at one of London's most iconic locations.
Fancy yourself as the fastest thing on four wheels? Then listen up! Red Bull Soapbox Race is here to challenge all amateur drivers in the ultimate test of creativity and skill as you create your own soapbox racer.
Each hand-made machine is fueled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little Red Bull. But the most vital tools in your box are creativity and competitive spirit. Not to mention, the need for speed.This unique, non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race.
Red Bull has produced more than forty soapbox races around the world since the first one in Brussels in the year 2000 – from Australia to South Africa, Helsinki to St. Louis,Jamaica to Italy. Over the years, vehicles have ranged from realistic replicas to anything the imagination can conjure up. Previous designs have included a piano, a giant baby carriage, a rodeo clown, a massive corn on the cob, a jail cell and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The creativity doesn't just stop with the cars too, to gain more points for showmanship, participants often wear outrageous costumes, perform a skit and create their own music soundtrack for the race. See what goes on here and just how much fun you can have on four wheels.
Now fancy having a go yourself?
Each race is only a single day so, regrettably, the number of contestants is limited. Which is what makes your application so important.
Teams are chosen based on the ingenuity, creativity and technical feasibility of the craft they propose to build, craft and adherence to safety guideline regulations.
However this event is as much about who you are as what you build. So why not show us a bit of your personality with a one-minute
video submission? It could be just the thing that makes your craft come to life.
Red Bull Soapbox Race takes place at Alexandra Palace on 14th July 2013, details of how to obtain tickets for spectatators will be released closer to the event.
For details of how to apply go to: www.redbullsoapboxrace.co.uk