We are, at present, hoping that the Kop Hill Climb Festival 2020 scheduled for 19th & 20th September is still able to go ahead. Obviously this will be very much dependent on the developing situation with Covid-19.
In the meantime we are continuing to prepare for this year’s event, and entries for the Soapbox Challenge are open.
If you would like to enter this year, then please be assured that you can submit an entry in the knowledge that no payment will be requested until we know for absolute certain that the event is able to go ahead.
Year on year we never cease to be amazed by the incredible display of engineering skill, driving ability and flair with a paintbrush that never fails to attract an ever-growing crowd of spectators.
To register an entry for the Soapbox Challenge 2020, please firstly read the updated rules and regulations:
and then download and complete the registration form:
We had many new entries last year competing against some die-hard teams that return year on year in the hope of making it onto the podium. The teams were made up of young people aged 10-17 coming from near and far to participate in the demanding but thrilling 2 day event which took place during the Kop Hill Climb Festival weekend.
Our tricky chicane, lift off ramp and curved banking definitely tested the drivers skill and determination and demonstrated that they could hold their nerve over the 12 race runs.
Last year we were thrilled to be joined by Car SOS star Fuzz Townshend who joined the Hill Climb Garage crew to ensure that the teams unlucky enough to suffer a spill on the track were repaired and back out competing as quickly as possible. Fuzz also delighted the crowds when he joined our resident Soapbox Commentator David Winter with their humorous and witty commentary before presenting the winning teams with their medals, trophies and prizes.
The Soapbox Challenge at Kop Hill Climb Festival would not be possible without the amazing support of its sponsors, to whom we are extremely grateful, last year we thanked all our returning sponsors from 2018 Hill Climb Garage, Bucks PGL, Putnam & Sons, MPS Workwear, Blanchford Building Supplies, Buildbase, Colombs, Jack of Glass, Tops Marquees, Insight Medical Writing, The Works Ice-Cream and welcomed new sponsors for 2019 Kingsey Kitchens, Spruced Up Landscaping, Andrews Electrics, Mr Mend Shoe repairs, Signart and Underbrella Website Design.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Soapbox Challenge 2020, then different sponsorship packages are available, contact [email protected] for further details.
The Soapbox Challenge is dedicated to the memory of Andy Beaumont, our original driving force behind the event. Every year, the worthy victors of the fiercely competitive ‘furthest distance travelled’ are presented with the ‘Beaumont Cup’. Other great awards battled out for are Fastest Driver, Best Soapbox and Spirit of the Event.
Have a question? contact: [email protected]