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Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Soap Box Derby

Information about the 2023 Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Soap Box Derby

This year's event was held on Sunday 2 April 2023 and marked 70 years since the first Soap Box Derby was held in Hunstanton in 1953.

Soap box derby 2023 cover image

About the event

This year’s Hunstanton Soap Box Derby was blessed with sunshine and excitement! The event was full of thrills, spills and excitement. More than 5000 spectators lined Hunstanton’s hilly streets (course map) across the day and were entertained by all the action.

Congratulations go to all participants who constructed karts of all kinds of whacky designs, shapes and sizes. And a big thank you goes to all those behind the scenes - council staff and volunteers alike - who worked hard all day to bring the event together so successfully.

You can see more about the day on our event page on Facebook and share your photos from the event using the hashtag #HunstantonSoapBox


Each team completed two runs and the times were recorded. The results, categorised by driver age, are shown below:

Overall Winner: Birkins Boys

Concours d'elegance award: Team Eggy

Adults results:

  1. Birkins Boys (30 seconds)
  2. Aston MarFin (31 seconds)
  3. Bay Watch (32 seconds)

Under 16s results:

  1. Team Eggy (38 seconds)
  2. Top Gun (46 seconds)
  3. King's Lynn Police Cadets (49 seconds)

Veterans results:

  1. Ruby (32 seconds)
  2. Gravitron (33 seconds)

Trophies were presented to each of the teams listed and you can see the full list of times for all participants below:

View full results (PDF)

Previous events

The Hunstanton Soap Box Derby was previously held in 2019. You can see the highlights of this event below: