We are all totally exhausted by the preparation and running of this
year's soapbox Derby, but it's all so satisfying when we read the
positive comments made directly to us, and via Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you all for your support. We are still checking the income and
tickets to know how many people came along and how much was raised, but
we'll publish that here and on Facebook and Twitter @billericyrotary.
1st. Team 127 - Soapboxspeed.com with their Soapbox - QR02
1st. Team 132 – Killer Heels with their Soapbox Nearly Virgin Air and a maximum score of 60 out of 60
2nd Team 107 -The Gut, The Beard, The Bald and The Lanky with their soapbox Calamity Jane
3rd. Team154 – The Full English with their soapbox of the same name
1st. Team 101 - Only Fools and Horses with their soapbox Trotters Independent Traders
2nd. Team 147 – The Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower with their soapbox Mayflower Marauders
3rd. (joint) by Team 126 - Parabar Lightning with their soapbox Olivia Newton Bomb, and Team 159 - Mayflower Marauders with their soapbox The Jolly Roger
1st Team 165 - - The Walkers – with their Soapbox - The Rolling Dead and by Team 109 - (joint) Quilters Junior School with their soapbox the Quilters Express
2nd. Team 136 - 25th. S.E. Essex Boys Brigade with their soapbox Formula none, and (joint) Team 110 - The Fresh Prince of Big Hair with their soapbox of the same name.
3rd. Team 152 - Team Westwood with their soapbox of the same name
The Raffle cost £1.00 per entry and the prizes were:
The winning tickets were:
The competition open to all those who shared their purchase of tickets to the Soapbox Derby on Facebook or Twitter has closed.
The Winners of this competition, each winning a donation of £250 to a charity of their choice in their name, are:
Mrs Joanne George - Ticket Booking Reference R339084
Mr David Knapp - Ticket Booking Reference R33C04A
Mrs Lynsey Paddock - Ticket Booking Reference R33E86F
more After ten months of assiduous, gruelling and heart-thumping talking, discussing, working and negotiating, on Monday, May 1, 2017, we can say proudly that the Soapbox Derby was a great success. 50% more spectators, and MUCH MORE FUN!
more A selection of some of the videos made by competitors, ourselves, spectators, and other organisations
more See here for all published Newsletters for the 2017 Soapbox Derby
more Why not show your support by sponsoring a Soapbox Team?
more A team of three soapboxes heads for our Soapbox Derby from Lancashire.
more A selection of videos from the preparations for this spectacular event and interviews with local radio stations
more Join the Fun! Thrill the spectators! Build your own soapbox! Apply for an Entry Pack to the 2017 Rotary Club of Billericay Soapbox Derby.
more Here's how to ensure a successful entry
more The schedule for the day and the prizes to be won
back The Soapbox Derby returned to Billericay on May 1, 2017. Following the success of the 2016 event - we did it all again! For a look at the 2017 event - see the webpages under Billericay Soapbox Derby 2017.