Soapbox

Red Bull Soapbox Race

ALEXANDRA PALACE,
LONDON

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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.

Is there a disabled viewing area?

Yes there is an area for disabled guests to watch Red Bull Soapbox Race. Family or friends can accompany disabled guests however if the area becomes too busy, companions will need to vacate the area to create space for disabled visitors.

How much is a ticket?

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

Are dogs permitted at Red Bull Soapbox Race?

No, sadly your canine friends will not be able to join you at the event.

Are picnics allowed?

Picnics are allowed but you will not be able to bring any furniture, or excessive amounts of food and drink into the event. This will be at the discretion of security on arrival. There will be areas where you can picnic, however they are not in viewing locations.

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Fast is good, but outrageous is even better

The Teams

Turtle Heads

Crop and Bull

Tutenska

Kart Kapone

Time Out

The Winterfellas

Moon Rover

Improved Rocket

The Stitcher

The Great Disc...

Sliide App

The South Isla...

HMS Harry Von ...

Braking Badly

Apollo 18

Team Culina

C-17 Roadmaster

SS Great Babe

Clockwork Rabbit

The Charlotte ...

Girrari Geefer

Crude Dudes

Grits & Gi...

"Unexpected it...

Red Dragon

The A Team

SPANNER IN THE...

Snow Rocket

Lincoln Univer...

Turbo TugBoat

Soap Speeder

Baja "Booty" B...

Strawberry Feel

Deeply Dippy

"Team Pudd" Wo...

Presidents Beast

Clambulance

Mean Steam Mac...

Kickin' Asphalt

Absolute Radio

Don't Cross th...

The Nobility S...

Team Hungry

Hobbits of the...

Alexandra Palace

Dark Age Dynamos

HMS Fearless

The Wacky Mace...

You Gotham Be ...

Teacher Teacher

Team Half Baked

SunSet Gruisers

Super-Pig

Toastosterone

The Lancashire...

Poldark Express

The Wonka Factory

Steampunk Mech...

Novacroft Naut...

Shockbox

The Steampunke...

The Stan and O...

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How to get there

Alexandra Palace, London
12th July 2015

Wood Green Tube Station:

We recommend that you use Wood Green Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line. 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.

Alexandra Palace Tube Station:

Although Alexandra Palace is the closest station we suggest that you use Wood Green Tube Station where trains are more frequent.

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

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.

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News

01/06/2015

BP chooses the Soapbox Race last spot

Monday 01. June 2015

BP chooses the Soapbox Race last spot

With so many brilliant applications for this years Red Bull Soapbox Race the competition was tough and a number of entrants didn’t make the final grid. However, BP wanted to turn the fortunes of one special team, with their exclusive offer to give one of their consumers the last spot in the Red Bull Soapbox Race!
With details of the competition featuring in BP garages around the country, entrants were required to fulfil the same Soapbox application process to be considered for the BP ‘last spot’. The effort and creativity of these entries echoed all of those in the first round, however there could only be one successful application, that team was “Mean Steam Machine”
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“The whole team have always loved watching the various Red Bull Soapbox Races from around the world on TV, so when I saw the opportunity to enter the race through the BP Last Spot competition, I was instantly excited that this could be our way into the race! We headed to BP to pick up our entry card, and some Red Bull to get our creative wings flying, and entered our additional 28-page booklet to support the standard application. This included blueprints, sketches and a brainstorm of how we decided on our Soapbox design. We were optimistic of getting the BP last spot, but knew there would be tough competition!”

 

“As soon as I received the call from Red Bull Soapbox team that BP had chosen our entry, we set about the final designs and telling pretty much everyone I knew that we had made the cut! Knowing that we had the very last spot in the race made the news even sweeter! Since the call, the excitement of the team hasn’t died down, we’re well into the build stage having completed the chassis and we’re now onto the challenge of the steering and braking systems.”

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To keep up to date with the build process for team ‘Mean Steam Machine’, you can follow them on Facebook or on Twitter. You can also show your support for the team on their official team page and to find out more about this fantastic event visit the soapbox website.