Homemade wagons compete in SoapBox race
PUBLISHED: 06:00 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 18 July 2017
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Competitors climbed into a host of weird and wonderful contraptions ready to compete in Portishead’s SoapBox race on Sunday.
Oliver Tremlett with the Army Surplus team.
Oliver Tremlett with the army surplus team.
Mark O'Hare with his team from Mark's Barber Shop.
Ruff and Ready team.
Competitors in the Soapbox race.
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Fancy-dressed competitors in the SoapBox race.
The Mystery Machine entry.
One of the homemade vehicles racing to the finish line in the SoapBox race.
Racing for the finish in The Mystery Machine.
One of the racers finishing the course.
A go-kart completing the SoapBox course.
Fords from Portishead.
MANC driven by Marcus Frankham.
The car from Bob's Hotdogs.
The Pizza Crew celebrating second place.
Mike Skraba in Skyrunner.
Box Clever after the race.
Stuart, Dom, Connor and Rod from team Jamaica.
Flash Champions and winners Zac Searle and Matt Harris from Nailsea .
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.