Build your own Chevrolet soapbox racer

We are talking about a Chevrolet soapbox derby, where teams build ‘soapbox racers’ and send them down Kop Hill in Buckinghamshire.

The American-style event is in its third year and Chevrolet is looking for teams to take part in the event. Competitors must be aged ten to 17 years old and will be asked to help design, build and maintain the soapbox cart.

Chevrolet UK and Ireland Managing Director, Mark Terry. “As indeed is the pioneering spirit of great engineers. The teams that are designing the soapboxes for Kop Hill may well go on to be the innovators of tomorrow, and Chevrolet is a brand that stands firmly behind supporting talented youth.”

The event is designed to honour Myron Scott, a newspaper journalist who named the Corvette and set up the first ever soapbox derby, the Dayton Soapbox Derby, the first of its kind in the world.

The Corvette is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2012 and Chevrolet is sponsoring the annual Kop Hill Climb as part of the celebrations.

The simple but aerodynamic racers are vastly different to the new range of Chevrolet cars in the UK. The brand now sells 13 different cars in the UK, including the six-strong Corvette range.

At the other end of the scale, Chevrolet specialises in small cars such as the Chevrolet Spark and Chevrolet Aveo, family cars such as the Cruze and larger models including the Chevrolet Captiva SUV and Chevrolet Orlando MPV.

To enter the Kop Hill soapbox derby, you can apply via the website. Alternatively, you can browse new and used Chevrolet deals at Perrys Motors or visit your nearest Chevrolet dealership.