One afternoon late last summer we decided it would be a fantastic idea to organise a soapbox race. Fast forward 3 months and a load of hard work and the inaugural MicksGarage
Soapbox Race was in full swing! The event was supported by An Post
as well as a raft of local businesses, without whom the event wouldn't have been possible.
We'd never organised anything like this before and we made the conscious decision to keep it fairly low key, being perfectly honest we weren't sure if anyone was going to turn up! But thankfully they did. The initial concept was to pick up where the Red Bull Soapbox Race left off, but it was going to take a bit of time to get to that level. Red Bull came to Ireland in 2008, put on a fantastic show in Belfast but haven't been back since, as their model is to move around the globe, to a new country every year. We had an inkling that there was appetite for an annual event so we took the plunge and went for it.
Here's a video and a few photo's from the day:
Huge thanks to all the event sponsors who donated so generously to the Jack & Jill Foundation:
Strongline Auto Parts
Souhans Garage Trim
Auto Diesel Electrical
Cars on demand
Auto Parts Express