Crowds flock to annual Soapbox Derby race in Stone

By Tom Oakley | Staffordshire entertainment | Published:

Huge crowds flocked to Stone's High Street for the annual Soapbox Derby race.

From Donald Trump to Mr Bean, a total of 18 vehicles raced down the makeshift 300-metre track.

Taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, the sun held off as a great time was had by all.

Each vehicle, which are all homemade, was launched from the top of a ramp as team members continued to push them down the street.

Along the way, they face obstacles include cones and ramps before reaching the finish line at the bottom of the street.

It was the third Stone Soapbox Derby in the town, which has become a hit with local people each summer.

People flock from across the county to enter their vehicles into the event.

The teams battled it out to finish in the fastest time possible.

For more information on future events and to take part, email organisers at

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email or call 01902 319482.


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