Red Bull SoapBox

As you guys know, we at DGT love our cars and anything with wheels. So, when we found out one of our employees was going to this year's Red Bull Soapbox, we jumped at the chance for them to get some photos and videos for us, if he could.

For those unsure of what a soapbox race is, a soapbox (also known as a gravity racer) is a motorless vehicle which is raced downhill either against the clock or against another competitor.

This year's Red Bull Soapbox was held at Alexander Palace in North London and, this year, 59 soapbox teams took part in front of a crowd of over 20,000 people and more watching it on Dave and UKTV Play later that evening.

The soapboxes this year took a wild mixbag of designs from the Catbus from My Neighbour Totoro, a disco-ball, a pineapple, Dick Dastardly's Mean Machine from Wacky Races, Bumblebee from Transformers, a Red Arrow Plane, a London Fire Brigade, Help the Heroes, a BLT Sandwich, Avengers vs King Kong, a soapbox costing over £2000 to make and other made from recycling and only costing £17.50.

If you search on social media using the hashtag #RedBullSoapbox, you will see a nice mixture of videos and photos. We're going to show you a few from our employee (there are more on his Instagram if you want to check them out), but these are the ones he thought we might like the most. And we did.

Want to know who won?

This looked like a fun, exciting weekend. Maybe we should sign up for the next Red Bull Soapbox...?

Drive safe, everyone. Drive DGT.

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