Soapbox

A RACE FOR THE WICKEDLY ADVENTUROUS

Red Bull
Soapbox Race 2017.

ALEXANDRA PALACE,
LONDON, 9TH JULY

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About Red Bull
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.

JUDGING CRITERIA

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 Red Bull Soapbox Race 2017?

Sunday 9th July 2017.

Where is the Red Bull Soapbox Race taking place in 2017?

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

Where can I buy tickets?

Register your interest on the Red Bull Soapbox Race website to be notified when tickets go on sale. www.redbullsoapboxrace.co.uk

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.

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.

Calling the fearless, the fun loving and the foolhardy.

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your imaginations

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The application submission deadline for Red Bull Soapbox Race 2017 has now closed.

Our scrutineers are busy sifting through your amazing creations here at Red Bull Soapbox Race Control. The best teams will be announced on the 17th April and given the opportunity to race their way to glory!

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Alexandra Palace

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

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