Check out the best camera shots from the New Zealand Trolley GP in another Red Bull Soapbox derby.
A huge crowd of around 80,000 fans flocked to The Domain in Auckland, New Zealand for a racing spectacle like no other as the Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix came to town. Forty teams competed in their home made vehicles, with Team Zoom (pictured above) coming out on top.
The unique, non-motorised event challenged people from all walks of life to design and build outrageous trolley contraptions, such as Team El Horno's creation above.
Drivers competed against the clock in a 650-metre winding downhill race in their personalised creations and we're not too sure what the inspiration behind Team Pahi Impossumbull's contraption was here!
Each hand-made machine was fuelled by nothing bar gravity, sheer courage, a lot of creativity and a little bit of ridiculousness, as highlighted here by Team Smurfinator. Not sure where they've left their car though.
Final preparations for racing are vital and here Team Mach Five get their vehicle ready to go five times the speed of sound. We suspect that's a touch ambitious with no engine.
A great play on words here, as Team Cata-morons, who finished on the podium, guide their vessel down the slopes using all of their nautical skills. The calibre of the 40 teams that competed this year was truly outstanding and this was another example of the effort that went into the event.
Who better to judge a crazy race than Red Bull X-Fighter Levi Sherwood, who was on the panel and tried his hand at racing. “Today was such a great day, the quality of trolleys was awesome. It was so cool to see designs & teams from all over New Zealand coming together for such a fun event,” he said.
Judging was split into three criteria: creativity, showmanship and race speed. Each team performed a 30-second skit just before pushing the trolley into the race track to start their run. Here we see Team Cook Me Some Eggs, who managed a podium finish for their efforts.
More top notch creativity on show here as Team Bert and Ernie's Sesame's Treat head down the course.
Team Zoom Car Wash raced away with the grand prize of $10,000 when they crossed the line in a record-breaking time of 45:56 seconds. “We’re feeling fantastic. Today we were flying; I was so stoked we managed to catch it in the last corner," team captain Jason Greig said afterwards.