Brackley Soapbox Derby, June 4th 2017
The weather was nice ish for this year’s soapbox, it rained a bit but held off for the races, although drenched the competitors at the end when the heavens really opened! The competitors were wacky as ever apart from of Mercedes F1 team, who as usual sent out the carbon-fibre monocoque. Before, competitors have been sent off from a ramp, but this year a team of pushers were the propulsion. Probably a main factor of why the F1 boys did not win! There were lots of many wacky designs and, as you needed a brake, a parachute was provided by number 26 in the classic hot rod.