Madcap colleagues take Game of Thrones inspired creation to Red Bull Soapbox Race
- Credit: Christine Dardry-Welham
Four workmates are hoping their handmade car makes it safely round hairpin bends and over gravity-defying ramps at the Red Bull Soapbox Race on Sunday.
The friends will be entering their gravity-powered, engine-less soapbox vehicle into the downhill time trial race at Alexandra Palace, in London – watched by thousands of trackside supporters.
The ‘Game of Gnomes’ team, comprising three mechanical engineers and an electrician at the Port of Felixstowe, are Ipswich’s Rob Dardry-Welham, Ben Harvey, driver Austin Head, and Laura Taylor, from Harwich.
Their vehicle was inspired by the Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon from the Game of Thrones series.
Highlights from the 450m downhill course will be shown on Dave, from 5pm-8pm, on Sunday.
Before then, you can vote for the team to win the People’s Choice Award here