The Aldington Soapbox Derby will take place on Monday 31th August 2015.
Build yourself a whacky crowd pleaser, or create something that will challenge the course record.
It's not all about the racing, this is also a fantastic day out for the family with plenty to see and do.
The main purpose of the event is to raise funds for our chosen beneficiaries,The Pilgrims’ Hospices, Aldington Village Hall and Ashford Lions Club Charities.Full details and entry forms available from the Aldington Soapbox Derby facebook page
Come and join in the fun at the very first soapbox challenge at Priors Marston.
There is a course for all, ranging from childrens to a more extreme course for the brave amongst you. This event is for amateur drivers with a passion for soapbox vehicles.
All vehicles are to be home made and be powered by adrenalin and courage along with a good wind!!!
The course is approximately 700M in length with the adult and Corporate Course having 3 hair pin bends just to add to the excitement!! The maximum gradient on adult course is 8.1%.
There will be refreshments and food available for sale, and in the evening there will be an after party where there will be a bar, disco and pig roast until late. Tickets for this event can either be booked in advance or bought on the day.
Entry fees are;
- under 15s £10
- 15-18s £15
- Adults £20
- Corporate or professional £40
The event on Sunday July 12 at noon is being run by the town’s carnival committee.
In a bid to attract a wide range of fast and fun entries, there are eight classes including children and youth groups, adults, pubs and hotels, shops and businesses and other towns and villages. Prizes will be for the best fancy dress and fastest entries.
Carnival chairman Tony Shipp said: "It will be a fun event but I am sure some businesses, such as garages, will be competitive."
All soapboxes will be checked for safety at motorsport-style scrutineering, and all drivers must wear protective headgear or helmets. A local motorsport club is also providing timing equipment.
Entry deadline is July 6.
Find out more about the classes and regulations at www.cromercarnival.co.uk
Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, and the force of gravity!
This unique non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike; to design and build traditional or outrageous soapbox dream machines, and compete against the clock in A DOWNHILL RACE!
For an official application form, please email: Welton_soapbox@outlook.com
Terms & Conditions Apply.