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Soapbox

Red Bull Soapbox Race

RETURNS JULY 12TH 2015
ALEXANDRA PALACE,
LONDON

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Tickets

Tickets for the 2015 Red Bull Soapbox Race London are on sale from the 1st May.

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About Soapbox Race

Red Bull Soapbox Race is an international event in which amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little Red Bull. This unique, non-motorised 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 held more than 100 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 rules

1

Speed

2

Creativity

3

Showmanship

Not to state the obvious, but this event is, first and foremost, a race. Therefore, the fastest one across the finish line is definitely going to be looked upon favourably. Take note though, that somebody actually has to cross the finish line in the vehicle.

It’s not enough that it actually moves. What we’re looking for is the outrageous, the preposterous and the ostentatious! A soapbox should be an extension of its team. It’s wild. It’s crazy. It can be anything they want. It just can’t be ordinary.

We said that the first one to cross the finish line will be looked upon favourably, we didn’t say they’d win. That’s because when it comes to the Red Bull Soapbox Race, speed is nothing without a little personality. So, teams need to wow us with their 20 second performance, impress us with their charisma and, of course, dazzle us with their showmanship.

FAQs

When is the Red Bull Soapbox Race 2015?

12th July 2015.

Where is the Red Bull Soapbox Race taking place in 2015?

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22 7AY.

What time does the event start?

Gates open at 10:30am. The Red Bull Soapbox Race begins at 12:00pm.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

What are the nearest transport links?

Although Alexandra Palace is the closest station, we recommend that you use Wood Green Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line where trains are more frequent. Wood Green is less than a 10-minute walk from Alexandra Palace Park. Please note that there is a 10-minute walk up hill from the Park entrance to the event entrance gate.

Is there any parking at Alexandra Palace?

There is no public parking on site so we suggest that you use public transport.

Is there disabled parking?

Disabled parking for disabled ticket holders is in the Grove car park to the west of the Palace. Please display your blue badge.

How much is a ticket?

General admission – £9.00
Children under 10 years old – £5.00
Infants under 2 years old – Free Admission

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