The event was hosted by Livingston Round Table and attracted over 40 teams and thousands of spectators, all raising money for local charities.
The Livingston Soapbox Race is organised by Livingston Round Table, a charity made up of men aged 18 – 45 who voluntarily hold fundraising events for charities and good causes including schools, clubs, and individuals who need a helping hand. Over the past 10 years, the charity has raised over £100,000 for the local community through events such as fireworks night, Santa’s sleigh and the Beer Festival.
The course was fast, with obstacles, chicanes and water jumps, made all the more challenging by the torrential rain. However, this did not dampen the spirits of the spectators, or our intrepid team of builders, pushers and drivers:
The soapbox design was based on the shape of a steel beam, with a lightweight outer body built around a strong welded steel framework, representing our steelwork fabrication capabilities. Spoilers and go-faster stripes for aerodynamics!
There were thrills and spills and, although we did not win a prize, a good time was had by all.
We look forward to taking part again next year, with a new and improved Blake Group Beamer Mark 2!