Alexandra Palace Soapbox Race

Teams from across the UK take their soapbox race cars down one of the steepest roads in London in an attempt to become champion!

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Soapbox race cars battle it out down one of the steepest roads in London

The Hippy Split Camper Van Team, one of 70 gravity powered vehicles taking part. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
Team Sky Racers - The Rocket. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
The Block Gear Team. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
The Arriva Boys. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
The Autobots Team. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
The Does My Scum Look Big in This Team. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
The Dumbster Team. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
The On Her Maje-Ski's Service Team. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
The Ambitious but Rubbish Team. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

Soapbox race in Alexandra Palace

Soapbox competitors prepare Credit: ITV News/ Rags Martel

Soapbox gets underway in Alexandra Palace shortly.

The Race has sold out at venues across the globe as far afieldas Mumbai and Hong Kong.

Spectatorsand drivers alike are already preparing for a day of crash, bang, and wallop!

More competitors prepare Credit: ITV News/ Rags Martel

Competing teams are judged on speed, creativity and showmanship, and with soapboxes of all shapes and sizes, including an oversized royal baby carriage, Elvis blue suede shoes and a giant loaf of bread.

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