Soap Box Derby Facts
Soap Box Derby
Our Soap Box Derby activity is big on thrills and even bigger on spills! Teams harness their ‘need for speed’ by developing and constructing a race-ready self propelled Soap Box car, from the wooden chassis and mountain of materials provided. Each machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage (and perhaps the rest of your team pushing from behind!) Soap Box Derby has something for everyone; it combines physical building work with creative design application and makes a visually exciting finale as teams continue to tweak, adjust and formulate tactics.
Teams are given detailed blueprints of how to construct a rolling. The workshop offers all of the tools needed for cutting, trimming, and shaping the racing cars, as well as accessories and fabrics to decorate the finished product, and of course professional event staff to help teams along the way but the final finish and shape is completely unique to the team that built it – after all, speed is nothing without a little personality!
Teams compete to win “sponsorship” which may result in them receiving pole position. Teams then compete in a series of Qualifiers to win themselves a place on the grid for a drag race style finale.
Design – Teams must design their kart before starting on the build.
Build – Teams have use of a whole host of recourses to create their unique karts.
Test – Teams get to test their karts in a series of qualifiers.
Race – Teams go head to head to find a winner.
- Team pit stations
- Red Bull style event
- Own team kart
- Event manager & crew.
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