Homemade wagons compete in SoapBox race

PUBLISHED: 06:00 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 18 July 2017

Competitors in the SoapBox race.

Competitors in the SoapBox race.

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Competitors climbed into a host of weird and wonderful contraptions ready to compete in Portishead’s SoapBox race on Sunday.

Crowds flooded the Lake Grounds as the wacky wagons raced along Esplanade Road to vie for the prize in their homemade racing cars, tanks, buses and trains.

Many of the competitors also dressed up for the part and crowds cheered them on as they made it round through the obstacles and finished the course.

The race was last held in the town in the 1950s but business partners Ben Knowles and Sam Garland decided to resurrect the popular challenge to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice in memory of Sam’s mum Helen.


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