PE Soap Box Derby

2014 Soap Box Derby - CANCELLED

Regretfully, we have come to the conclusion that this year’s Soap Box Derby is CANCELLED.

Including the entries that we have received today and the promises of entries, we still only have 12 competitors and are of the opinion that this is not enough to make the event the spectacle that it has been in previous years.

We appreciate that a number of you will have already invested time in the creation of your carts, we’re really really sorry about having to make this decision, but hope that you understand why.  And, we really hope that you are able to put your carts into storage ready for next year, when we hope to resurrect the event.






The kit provided:

More information will be added here as it becomes available – so do check back.  Meanwhile if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at or call Neal on 460695.

2015 Sponsors

We are currently looking for sponsorship to cover the costs of hosting the event, and for that we can offer sponsors:

  • Extensive banner space around the start line, along the course, and in the pit area.
  • A full page (A5) advert in the race programme.
  • Inclusion in the radio jingle advertisement.
  • Logo placement in all printed advertising.
  • A single team entry into the race.
  • Award sponsorship, particularly the Team Spirit Award.
  • We would also hope that a representative would be available to present the final awards on the day.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact us on

Results From 2012

Team Over Engineered took the overall victory in a time of 17.629 seconds.

The Best Design Award went to the Chimney Doctors for their roof kart complete with smoking chimney.

The Team Spirit award went to dirty South and the Wild West for their Western stage coach kart and well spirited entourage in fancy dress.

All the racers times can be seen on the Manx Timing Solutions website at

We will get some photos of the competitors karts online soon but many are available to see on the Facebook event page here.

We will be in touch with all past competitors next year when we hope you will re-enter for another fun packed day. Meanwhile if you have any questions or wish to contact the organisers then please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Gallery of Previous Events