The team building day continued with stage two, which is where the teams really got into the competitive swing of things, as we headed outside into the wonderful grounds of Airth Castle and into our ‘Pit Garages’, where the teams were now tasked with designing and building their Soapbox Racers. Armed with a metal kart frame and numerous building and decorating materials, the teams set to work to ensure they built Racers that met all criteria and would qualify for the Soapbox Derby season.
From outrageous rear wing spoilers to spears on the front of cars, and from not so aerodynamic front bumpers through to a door being built on the wrong side of the car (duhhhh!), this Soapbox Derby had it all. The designs were certainly unique, and the quality of finish exceptional (for the most part…!), which made it difficult to choose outright winners and award them Pole Position on the grid for the second heats of the day. However, these prizes eventually went to Team Revolution for their stunning concept design, and Team Inferno purely because of the size of their rear wing!