Thousands line streets for soap box GP - Video
Adam GrettonA north Suffolk village came to a standstill when dozens of novelty chariots took part in a bank holiday soap box grand prix.Thousands of people lined the main street of Botesdale, near Diss, on Monday for the annual charitable race to witness high speed thrills and spills.Adam Gretton
A north Suffolk village came to a standstill when dozens of novelty chariots took part in a bank holiday soap box grand prix.
Thousands of people lined the main street of Botesdale, near Diss, on Monday for the annual charitable race to witness high speed thrills and spills.
Twenty-six adults and ten children hurtled downhill as they took part in the sixth soap box event outside the Greyhound pub.
A flying saucer, fighter plane, tank and a host of other homemade creations, which took many hours to create, got involved in the downhill drag race.
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Organiser Morag Bernard said the event got bigger and bigger every year.
'It looks like another record turnout and the competitors have come from all over. It is a brilliant effort and there is a good mix of speed and fun this year,' she said.
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The grand prix is also set to raise hundreds of pounds for local charities.
See today's EDP for more pictures.