Bull Soapbox Race 2004
James had this idea, lets build a giant Grimsby Fish and race it
in the Red Bull Soapbox Challenge 2004. And so began team "Moby
and his Dicks" and the rest they say is history.
Check out how we built and tested 'Halibut Lector' and of course
what happened on race day with the links below:
After weeks of building we finally got to race our giant fish at Knebworth
Park and it was a right laugh, although not everything went to plan...
James managed to break his collarbone testing the cart on Saturday.
Still, the team managed to repair the damage and with Paul as our
stand-in driver we got a respectable placing in the overall standings. Read
On Tuesday night we loaded the cart (now renamed Halibut Lector as
it will eat up the competition) onto the back of a trailer and drove
to a secret test location in darkest Lincolnshire. After picking up
some supporters we headed the to top of the hill and closed off the
After a month of painstaking work, we can now reveal the first photos
our kart for the Red Bull Soap Box Race on the 8th August. Since the
end of June, the team has been working tirelessly to build the outer
body of the part-kart/part-fish.
how construction took place.
We took our Red Bull Racer - Annette to the Summer Solstice celibrations
at Ecofest in Lincolnshire. After a night partying the team took up
their positions at the top of a rather steep hill.
about what happened
After a weekend of work, our soapbox racer is taking shape nicely.
We have the two bike frames secured together with steel, added the
seat and we even have brakes.
Got confirmation from Red Bull that our design for a fishy kart has
been accepted. See the designs
So we had this idea, to build a soapbox racer in the shape of a giant
Grimsby fish and compete in the Red Bull Soap Box Race on the 7th-8th
August 2004. Read more
By Peter on 22nd 2005f September 2005, 21:31
Hi,By Mr Weeeweee on 08th 2006f January 2006, 12:17
I have been reading about your event on the internet.
I run a soap box time trial in Lincolnshire - see
Our competition is an annual event and we would like to publicise it to
prospective entrants. Are you up for it?
Thanks in anticipation.
Hi,By Stephen on 16th 2006f January 2006, 23:27
ples could u tell me how to make a sope box racer
Top cartie, fellas. By Andy Baxter on 27th 2006f January 2006, 17:35
We run a similar event in the NE of Scotland that might interest you or your readers - the Catterline Cartie Challenge (www.catterline.org.uk).
Thanks for the invites to your events, Scotland's a little bit of a trek from Grimsby, but we may have a go at the Lincolnshire event!By Andy Baxter on 27th 2006f January 2006, 17:37
To all who have asked about building a Soap Box Cart, this was our 1st attempt, even we don't know how we did it!By tom philbrooks on 05th 2006f March 2006, 14:22
Just follow the pictures on the website, they take you through every stage of the build, good luck!!
is there goin to be a down hill race this year if u no plz contact me on email@example.com By bob on 05th 2006f March 2006, 16:37
when is the next uk red bull soapbox derbyBy Andy Baxter on 06th 2006f March 2006, 18:59
I don't think that Red Bull are doing one this year, it looks like they're only doing a FlugtagBy i fought the law but the law won!! on 18th 2006f April 2006, 22:43
Lincolnshire soap box time trials;
N.E Scotland cart racing;
yeah you fuckin nooz it!!
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