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Mad drivers get in their soapboxes.

GAME Of Thrones, Thomas The Tank Engine and Poldark were among the inspirations for madcap vehicles careering down a hill course for the Red Bull Soapbox Race.

Some 65 home-made machines hurled themselves down a 420-metre course at Alexandra Palace in north London.

Only their equally home-made brakes stood between them and a momentous crash in front of 20,000 spectators.

Teams were scored on speed, creativity and showmanship. The overall winners were the Breakfast Club, which was a team from Absolute Radio's breakfast show, including presenter Christian O'Connell, who rode in the soapbox.

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The winning team 'The Breakfast Club' with driver Richie Firth, left and co-driver Christian O'Connell Doug Peters

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 13, 2015
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