Soapbox Racers by Alan Powdrill – Design You Trust

Soapbox Racers by Alan Powdrill

1
Pitstop. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

“This summer I photographed the daredevil ‘Soapbox Racers‘ and their homemade gravity powered machines, all taking part at a London Redbull event. In a nutshell they’re thrown down a very steep hill doing their best to navigate a course and stay in one piece at the same time. They reach some serious speeds matched by some serious spills, creating a go-cart graveyard at the bottom of the hill.”, says photographer Alan Powdrill.

2
Royals. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

“Some very creative imagination went into the machines and team outfits and getting them to pose was no bother with them eager to show off their labour of love creations. One of my favourites are the Pit Stop crew, based on that classic kids programme Wacky Races, who’s star Penelope Pitstop drove a ‘Compact Pussycat’ car. They made the long trip from Aberdeen to London to compete, showing some serious dedication, and Pussycat power.”

3
Police Mob. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

Follow Alan on Instagram, Twitter, blog, website, Facebook

4
Space. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

5
Dragon. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

6
Plane. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

7
Laurel and Hardy. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

8
Star Wars. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

9
Trains. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

10
Supermarket. Photo © by Alan Powdrill

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

10 Top And Beautiful Photos Of ViewSonic ColorPro Awards
Photographer Titus Poplawski Captures Beautiful, Intimacy and Surreal Photos
Incredible Black and White Photos Capture Street Scenes of NYC in the 1950s
Rainbow Babies: Photo Gives Hope To Expecting Mothers Who’ve Had Miscarriages And Stillbirths
Photographer Kourtney Roy Makes Eerie Self-Portraits In Desolate Yet Dramatic Locations
Stuning Entries For The 2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest
Shuttle Endeavor Reaches Los Angeles
This Photograprer Has Captured A Bunch Of Little Caesar’s Pizza Pies In Unusual Locations And Situations Throughout LA
Miracle Black & White Photos Of A Desolate And Deserted London From 1977
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s
The Sony World Photography Awards 2012: Student Focus Shortlist
Romantic Photos of the ’60s Couples
"Under The Electric Sky": Beautiful Portrait Photography In Neon Lights By Tom Dewh
Photo of the Day: Fresh Fruits To The Space
A 15 Years Old Boy From India Creates Surreal Photoworks
Spectacular Winning Photos of the 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest
Awesome Photos of Stephen King Posing With His Beloved Cats From the 1980s
Japanese Photographer Shows The Otherworldly Beauty Of Nara Prefecture In Serendipitous Scene
Hilarious Photos Of Pet Antics From The Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2020
This Mom Makes Costumes And Takes Awesome Photos Of Her Kids
Fascinating Black and White Pictures of New York Street Life in the Late 1960s
The Road to Auschwitz: 70 Years After Liberation
London: Stunning Photographs By Clement Merouani
15 Rare Photos Taken With The First Ever Kodak Photo Camera