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If you’ve directed your browser to over the few days, you’ll have our dispatches from Goodwood of Speed — a gathering of brought together by speed. and loafers. But yesterday, we were at the Red Soapbox Race in London. was a very different celebration of

At 11am on Sunday, 20,000 turned up to Alexandra Palace to 70 amateur teams throw soapbox racers down one of the roads in London — a hay 420m long run that 40m from top to bottom.

As you’d the course has a few obstacles: four in total, a few chicanes and two faux-policemen speed cameras at the halfway Predictably, the crowds were for as many soapbox-to-obstacle encounters as They weren’t disappointed.

Elsewhere in the pits — were finalising their Bobsleigh-like push starts being perfected; tyre were checked (really) and routines for the ‘showmanship’ element of the criteria were run and re-run.

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there were the racers. included a curious nod to fish and a giant asparagus, a scotch egg and an Usain Bolt — in lightning strike pose. But was some actual engineering there. Teams spoke of in university students, CAD design and modelling. Team Phya-Bird us of ‘issues with the surface of the GRP moulds’ during their and a crew of Jaguar Land engineers preached the merits of carbon composites.

But by 12:15, all the chat didn’t It was race time. And the judges mountain biker Gee Atherton, rider Danny Macaskill and Red Racing Chief Designer Rob — were waiting to be The criteria? Creativity, speed and

Despite the heavyweight adjudicators, one man to show his nerves prior to — Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing team who took the team’s own F1-style down the course. Today’s all having a bit of fun, said It’s great to see the effort have made. We asked him his focus for the race — or showboating. It’s about the chequered flag, he said. You can the man out of F1 etc.

Click through the gallery to see our highlights from today’s then tell us below what would you have up with?

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