The Agency Express Soapbox Challenge

On the 27th June at Penn House Estate in Amersham, Agency Express threw down the gauntlet challenging friends and peers within the property industry to join them in their fast paced Soapbox Challenge in aid of Agents Giving.

Soapbox racing an amateur driver’s race where teams come with one goal, to build and design the ultimate gravity powered Soapbox kart. Then fuelled solely by guts and gravity drivers race against the clock on a mile long downhill track.

However it wouldn’t be a race without winners, alongside the infamous ‘Wooden Spoon’ for last place there was a trophy for the team with the ‘Best Dressed Kart’ and cash prizes for first, second and third place winners.

Joining Agency Express on the start line with their hand built karts were teams from Expert Agent, Gilson Bailey, Marchand Petit, CB Slade and Rushbrook & Rathbone.  After several nail biting runs down the mile long track the winners were announced.

1st place went to team Marchand Petit, completing the mile in 1:24 winning £500

2nd place went to team Gilson Bailey, completing the mile in 1:49 winning £250

3rd place went to team Expert Agent, completing the mile in 1:57 winning £100

Team Rushbrook and Rathbone took home the ‘Best Dressed Kart’ award for their spectacular build which featured a corex house, one member of the three little pigs, the big bad wolf and a fully functional chimney.  Unfortunately the house was a slow mover. They completed the mile long course in 2:43 and were awarded the ‘Wooden Spoon’.

Thanks to the teams and their fundraising efforts over £1700 was raised on the day.  Special appreciation also goes to Gilson Bailey and Expert Agent who kindly donated their prize winnings back to Agents Giving which was then doubled by Agency Express.

Jane Webber from Agents Giving commented: “The Agency Express Soapbox Challenge was a brilliant way to bring agents and suppliers together in a bit of healthy competition, put their engineering and driving skills to the test and raise money for great causes.  The Agency Express team put on a really fun day for everyone.  It’s always great to do something a bit different to get people involved, and the chance to hurtle down a hill in a home-made kart clearly captured the imaginations of those involved!” 

Agency Express was delighted to confirm that the Soapbox Challenge will be returning in 2016 with all of this year’s teams already on board.

Pictures and videos from the day can be found on the Agency Express Facebook page: