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Get on your soap box for festival
A WHEELY good time is on offer for teams with the drive to go far in a festival challenge.
The inaugral Northwich Guardian Soap Box Derby will take place at this year’s Northwich Festival, held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Teams are being urged to make their own soap box cars to charge down the grass hill at Moss Farm on Monday, August 27.
Steve Farrell, a member of the festival committee and organiser of the derby, said: “It’s the first time we’ve done it so lets give it a go.
“It’s a bit of fun and frolics and something different.
“I’m a classic car guy and like doing cars up so the idea sparked from there – and I’m daft as a brush anyway!”
Prizes will be awarded for the soap box that travels the furthest down the hill, which is a popular sledging venue in snowy weather.
A prize will be awarded in each of the four categories, which are parents and kids, schools and colleges, Scouts and clubs and businesses.
Category allocation will be decided at the pre-race technical inspection on race day.
Steve said: “The fun bit will be showing off your wackiest design and, of course, the optional fancy dress.”
The Northwich Guardian is supporting the derby as, pardon the pun, we and our readers like nothing more than getting on our soap boxes.
Anyone who wants to join in the fun should email Steven on firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form and set of construction rules.
For more information about the festival visit northwich-festival.co.uk.