building your sOAPBOX
Building your Soapbox racer doesn't need to be a hugely complicated affair, and you are free to make yours as simple or as complex as you like. This is a fun event and even the most basic of racers will get the crowds cheering you on.
Most teams are building their Soapbox Racers in just a few weeks, so what's stopping you ? Get onto the 'Enter a Team' Tab on this Website and apply now ! "YOU'LL NEVER FORGET THE THRILL OF BEING PART OF YOUR OWN RACING TEAM" ! !
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Hopefully you're inspired now so let's get you building that Soapbox Racer, with lots of tips and ideas for designs below !
Chopping up bike frames is a great idea and this Ford Escort Mexico inspired Soapbox Racer is a brilliant example !
It means you instantly get mounting positions for your wheels, and brakes as well !
Simple robust steering is ideal, and if you're welding,... it doesn't need to be pretty. This fantastic creation from the local council recylcling team was built entirely from stuff people were throwing away. "Upcycling at it's finest" !
This upturned old bath was a real favourite with the crowd. Again, bike parts very much in evidence at the front, and also built with parts that were 'lying around' !
SIMPLE, BUT EFFECTIVE STEERING !
An All in Wrestling team built this sturdy triangulated materpiece below:
Another bike framed masterpiece !
The aerodynamic Cheese based on an old trolley frame proved to be quick on the day !
SOME BUSINESSES BELOW REALLY WENT FOR IT !
MORE SOAPBOX IDEAS FOR YOU !
BMX WHEELS !
A big favourite with Racers because of their lightness and strength !
Yes,... it's a Renault 5 GT Turbo !
BMX WHEELS !
A big favourite with Racers because of their lightness and strength
A simple but effective design from the Air Cadets based on a kids Gokart frame and beefier wheels ! Very quick because it was so light, and a real favourite with the crowd.
this is going to be a popular event. Just have a look at the crowds at our sister round table soapbox race !
you and your soapbox team will be the stars of the show !
Happy soapbox building !