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Searles Soap Box Derby

A "Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton" logo

This year's event was held on Sunday 22 September 2019.

This popular event is sponsored by Searles Leisure Resort.

 

An image of a Soap Box kart competing at the Searles Hunstanton Soap Box Derby 2019

An image of a Soap Box kart competing at the Searles Hunstanton Soap Box Derby 2019

About the event

Searles Soap Box Derby logo with a Soap Box Derby kart and flags on a red background

 

Hand-built karts race down Hunstanton’s hilly streets, thrilling the crowds in attendance. This year, we had a new and faster course! You can view the course on our course map.

There are four categories you can enter, by driver age:

  • 10-12 years (£10.50)
  • 13-15 years (£12.50)
  • adults 16+ (£15.50)
  • over 65s (£12.50)

There are prizes for teams finishing first, second and third in each category. There is also be 'Concours d'elegance' awards.

Results 

48 teams took part, and the winners were:

Adults

1st: Hunstanton Round Table

2nd: The Green Machine

3rd: Apollo 11 A

Concours d’elegance Winner: Dad’s Army

Under 13s

1st: Team Parrin

2nd: Elevation Youth Club

3rd: Totally Toy Story 1

Concours d’elegance: Tigers

Under 16s

1st: King’s Lynn Police Cadets

2nd: Team Bintley B

3rd: Whomsley’s Wonderbug

Concours d’elegance: King’s Lynn Police Cadets

Veterans

1st: Apollo 11 B

Concours d’elegance: Apollo 11 B

Champion Team

Hunstanton District round table 

View the full results

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An image of a Soap Box kart competing at the Searles Hunstanton Soap Box Derby 2019

Event history

The first Soap Box Derby took place in 1953. You can find out more in the Town & Around's article on their website.