First we have our amazing Corporate Teams!
All in alphabetical order:

Battlefield Tractor Boys

Charity – Shropshire and Mid Wales Hospice

Battlefield Machinery Ltd

 We are going to build a drag racing tractor, stylish yet agricultural if that’s possible!  We are a new company and we have employees from 17-65 years of age, and we like to have a laugh, and get the job done, selling and fixing tractors and farm machinery!  Many of us live in Shrewsbury and our depot is located in the town, when we first saw this on Facebook, we were all like ‘We have to do that!’

Boars Head


Charity – Midlands Air Ambulance

The Boars Head Pub

The Boars Head are entering Shrewsbury Wacky Race and we will be raising funds to support the Midlands Air Ambulance and the wonderful work they do.

If you think you can help, support or wish to sponsor please contact Nigel and the Team at The Boars


Jurassic Classic

Charity – Midlands Air Ambulance

Clearview Stoves

We are buzzing with ideas in our heads daily. We are 4 lads who help to build and deliver stoves. We are all passionate about the air ambulance and already do fund raising to support it.  We’re a good bunch of mates that not only try our best but happy to help others as best we can… much more important to help make it a successful day for everyone because it will be the charities that gain in the long run.  We regularly watch this type of race on the tv and always wanted to participate and now we have our chance! 


The kart will look like an office product, either stationery or furniture, or mix of both, design not finalised as yet.

We are a local family firm, established 45years ago, providing Office Products and Expertise in Shropshire as well as nationwide. The two company Partners are life-long motorsport enthusiasts, like to support their chosen Charity, Climbing Out, so Wacky Races seemed a great opportunity to have lots of fun, and raise some money too. Some of our enthusiastic staff will be part of them team, from building the Soapbox to providing the motive power (pushing!) to the driving. We will be the noisy team, having lots of fun, raising money but aiming to win!

We are supporting a local charity, Climbing Out, started by local lady Kelda Wood (currently rowing the Atlantic single handedly in the Talisker Atlantic challenge Race!!). Climbing Out supports young people that have suffered life changing illness, injury or trauma.  www. Row to Raise Keldas current Atlantic challenge

Cully's Heros

Charity – Hope House/Macmillan

I T Culliss Motors

Our design is in planning, with great Disney ideas!

We are a local family run garage in Shrewsbury, excited to support this great event.  With great contacts, we hope to see all our customers and family supporting this event.


Charity – Severn Hospice


We plan on building a flimsy fast one piloted by a man on a mission guaranteed to make the crowd cringe/cry/applaud/laugh! 

We are Shrewsbury’s only nationwide driver and racing medical company and very proud of it.


Charity – BDCI, Hope House Hospice, Tommy’s


Team Disco-licious is taking part in this amazing event – we are supporting the BDCI, Hope House Hospice and Tommy’s! All amazing charities 😃 pics coming soon of our soapbox beginnings!!!! If you love hot dogs and gorgeous gluten free food follow us at Disco-licious on Facebook!!!!!

Don't Tell Porky's

Don't Tell Porky's Hog Roast

We are a family run Hog Roast business supplying fully cooked self catered hog roasts to the Public and the Trade.

So on the day look out for the pink pig.. And remember DON’T TELL PORKY’S!!

Contact casting Limited

The Contact Castings team and their families, (ranging from the age of 7 to 80) will be involved in building and racing our cart, giving the children a uniquely creative project to work on with their families, and the older members the chance to share their wisdom with the younger members of the team. 

2 teams from Hatfields Land Rover & Jaguar

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Charity – Cancer Trust

Hatfields Jaguar
Land Rover Shrewsbury

We are very grateful to Hatfields Jaguar Land Rover Shrewsbury for being our Headline Sponsor for this event.  We are excited and thrilled to have them on board and believe that together we can make this an unforgettable event.

Hatfields represents both Jaguar and Land Rover in Shrewsbury and the surrounding area, having a strong heritage in representing both of the prestigious brands. Hatfields are a family owned company and are soon to making a multi-million-pound investment in the Town with a flagship new retail site opening in 2020.

Pave Aways

Pave Aways Business Contractors

We are excited to have Pave Aways on board with us.  They have be a huge support of the event and have even gone as far as sponsoring us to bring in the large screen so that all you lovely people will be able to see more of the action up close!

Rowton Brewery

Our team is representing Rowton Brewery, a local micro brewery to Shrewsbury. We plan to make a beer barrel soap box in which to hurtle one of our team members down the hill in the Quarry! 

Shrewsbury Wacky Races are also very excited to have Rowton Brewery as our official real ale bar at the event!

Salop Design

Charity – Severn Hospice

Salop Design & Engineering

We are a long established Shrewsbury company specialising in engineering, fabrication, powder coating and haulage. We are looking to build a soapbox that will grab attention and win the event.  We promote apprenticeships, and to this end, our young engineers will help design and build our entry.  We support local events, and connect with schools and local groups where we can. Always keen to get involved, helping support and looking to lead the way.  The Quarry is the perfect venue, hilly and ready for the crowds.  We can’t give away our full idea for the soapbox at this stage – but we will release more details over the coming weeks and months.

Salop Towing

Charity – Hope House

Salop Towing Ltd

We are a family run business in Harlescott, with a team made up predominantly of our employees. We have been proud supporters of Hope House for some time now and we hope to raise lots of money to help continue the very special work that they do!  

Severn Business Network

Charity – Midlands Air Ambulance

Severn Business Network SBN

The ultimate team effort! We’re a 37 strong, local business network team working together in support of our chosen charity – The Midland Air Ambulance.  Already a dynamic group of individuals, we’re going to pool our collective skills to create the ultimate soap box experience.  From design to catering, we’ve got the lot – and it’s going to be a proper spectacle! 

You’ll have to wait to see what we’re doing though…. Clue: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one Jim…”

Tarmac Warriors

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Martin’s Transport & AP Automotive

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Team Chase

Charity – Severn Hospice

Chase Car Care

A old school wacky racer, big wheels at the back and smaller wheels at the front.  A fun looking soapbox hopefully!

We are not in it to win it, we are in it to put smiles on people’s face and have a great load of fun.

Wrexham Metal Finishing

Charity – Cancer Research

Wrekham Metal Finishing

Doing this as the workforce need a break!

Shrewsbury Wacky Races would just like to say this was the best response we had on our applications… how could we not let them have a space!


And now for our awesome Individuals, Charities, Community Groups and Education Facilities! All in alphabetical order:

Beadachs Racing Corp

Charity – Polished Man – Child Sexual Trauma Charity

Beadachs Racing Crop

Our design is Mutt Cutts – Dumb & Dumber Tribute to our hounds! 

A group of local blokes wanting to have some fun for charity 

Darwins Devils

Charity – Ronald McDonald House Birmingham

Darwins Devils

Our design is evolution themed,

My daughters 7 & 5 (ages not names) saw a soapbox derby video and begged me to make one for their uncle to drive, I agreed safe in the knowledge there wouldn’t be anything local like that…..

Fab Five

Charity – Cancer Research

Fab Five

We plan on building a take on the Beatles Yellow Submarine, something grown-ups and children can relate to!

We just want to have fun and collect some money for a good charity but at the same time hopefully give the crowd something to laugh at 🤣😂

Ford & Furious

Charity – Severn Hospice

Ford & Furious

As a family that loves Ford Capri’s I think it only fair that we bring a little 80s nostalgia with one of them for our soapbox. More of a hot rod style to it with some big side pipe exhausts and a tidy paint job.

The Harry Johnson Trust

The Harry Johnson Trust is a very small, completely volunteer run charity which offers help and support to local babies, children and teenagers with cancer. All of these children receive care from the children’s oncology ward at Telford hospital and live in Shropshire and Mid Wales. Support is wide ranging and varied, and tailored to the needs of the individual child and family. Referrals come from the ward staff, so the child receives the right support at the right time. We hope that our participation in these races will raise awareness of our charity and spread the word about what we do. 
Twitter @THJTrust 

How Deep Is The Severn?!

Charity – Midlands Air Ambulance

How Deep Is The Severn?!

We are in it to Win it!

But likely to crash SPECTACULARLY 

Kiss My Afterburn

Charity – Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Telford RAF Cadets

We’re using this as a STEM project for our cadets to design and build. Air Cadets is open to anyone aged 12 (year 8) to 20 and helps with self-belief, confidence and social mobility . It’s also a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for one of the RAF charities which does such valuable work.

We’re a fairly local squadron based in Telford and offer a wide range of activities and opportunities to our cadets from flying, shooting, fieldcraft, first aid, sport, D of E, STEM, Adventure Training, Aviation Studies and much more. This is something new that they are really excited about participating in.

Manic Spanners

Manic Spanners

No final design but will be wild and wacky !!!! We’re fun and friendly and very very excited !!! 

Will be the best family activity we have ever taken part in!!!

No Smoke No Poke

Charity – Hope house

No Smoke No Poke

Our design will be a Steam Traction engine replica.

We are all steam heads, proper enthusiasts and love to have a laugh. We will be dressed in appropriate dress, flat caps, chewing on straw, just like the wurzles. Plans are already drawn up on an epic soap box steam engine.

Puddin' Face

Charity – Combat stress

Puddin' Face

Our design will be a DC themed soap box!

I would love to give something back, to say thank you for all the hard work Combat Stress in Newport provides.

Sandbach Roundtable

Charity – Sandbach Roundtable

Sandbach Roundtable

It’s all about making new friends, having some fun and raising some funds for charity along the way. 
Our team are looking to raise our profile, enjoy what promises to be a great day of racing and maybe raise some interest for potential future members. 
We are currently busy helping Santa but will soon be looking into our bag of bits and beginning the build. 

Look for us on Facebook or at 


Rucking Races

Charity – Wrexham rugby club under 12’s

Rucking Races

Our soapbox plan is to build a rugby themed cart which our rugby team will support by performing a launch HAKA at the start! 

We have a 30 strong team of kids, we are an inclusive group everyone where is welcome, all the coaches are non paid and we will be raising funds for our new kit and equipment.

Shark Attack

Charity – Cancer research

Shark Attack

Our soapbox design is a Super Slick Shark mobile…because a 9 year old will be designing the shark mobile and his dad will be on hand with the build!

Shawbury Young Farmers

Charity – Midlands Air Ambulance

Shawbury Young Farmers

It is going to be farmer related as we are a local Young Farmers group. Our design will celebrate everything that makes our countryside way of life special.

Every year as a Young Farmers club we raise money for a chosen charity, this year is the air ambulance.  Using the skills we have acquired from our time in Young Farmers we are hoping to make a soap box that races well but also shows people what young farmers  can do, whilst raising money for a good cause.

Team Derick

Charity – Alzheimer society

Team Derick

 Our design will a vintage wacky racer, Beverly Hillbillies style.

We are a local team who are using recycled materials for our build. Eco friendly and raising money for a good cause.

Telford's Outrageous Super Sonic Electrifying Racing Soapboxers!

Shrewsbury Wacky Races think this an absolutely winning name (just don’t abbreviate it!)

Charity – Severn Hospice

Telford's Outrageous Super Sonic Electrifying Racing Soapboxers!

 Our design will be – Warm Runnings the fastest bobsleigh in Shropshire!

We have a dream, to put Shropshire on the map as the first soapbox bobsleigh to smash all quarry speed records. Inspired by the the greats, Hammy, Waddy, Fathead, Pitstop and Postman Pat we are ready to make history and raise money for a great cause. Yeah man!! 

The Head Case

Charity – Headcase

The Head Case

The soapbox we will be making will be brain themed. 

Family team raising money for a good cause.

The Hill Billy Bunch

Charity – Epilepsy Society and Lingen Davies

The Hill Billy Bunch

Our design is based on The Clampetts Hillbillies Car.

We are from the local area and we are hoping to collect for the Lingen Davies charity.  It is the centre’s 40th Anniversary in 2019 and they are hoping to raise money for it.  The epilepsy society is also close to our heart so we all feel very passionate towards these charities.

The Jobless Engineers

Charity – Midlands Air Ambulance

The Jobless Engineers

We are all engineers by trade and will make a good robust soap box capiable of competing well and finishing well. We all live local to shrewsbury and are looking forward to competing. 

The Little Rascals Foundation

Charity – Little Rascals Foundation

The Little Rascals Foundation

We believe our Soapbox will be based on ‘Kicker’ (a kangaroo) one of the Foundations characters!

The Foundation raises money for children with various disabilities.

The Metal Bashers

The Metal Bashers

We are unsure what they are building but we think it may be fast!

RAF Apprentice Engineers

Thunder Box

Charity – Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Thunder Box

We are planning a 2 seat, 3 wheeled cart with the front end of a bike and the back end of a God knows what!

We are doing this in aid of Cystic Fibrosis as it is close to our hearts.  We should be able to raise a good amount of money for the cause as I am a local business owner – in fact we are running one of the coffee stalls at the event!