THE SOAPBOX CHALLENGE 2019 was full of thrills and a handful of spills!
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.
We had many new entries this 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.
This 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 have been possible without the amazing support of its sponsors, to whom we are extremely grateful, this year we thank 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 thank new sponsors for 2019 Kingsey Kitchens, Spruced Up Landscaping, Andrews Electrics, Mr Mend Shoe repairs, Signart and Underbrella Website Design.
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 Soapbox, Best Soapbox and Spirit of the Event where our prizes this year have been provided by all these lovely companies:
If you are thinking about entering a team in 2020, then here are the Soapbox Challenge rules:
Entries will open on 1st March 2020 via this page.
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