Team Brooklands Special went on to win
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Soapbox Race

Team Brooklands Special win Red Bull Soapbox Race

After a day of manic soapbox derby action at Alexandra Palace, the vintage-themed racers come out victorious.
Written by Greg Stuart
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Team Brooklands Special have stormed to victory at Red Bull Soapbox Race London 2017 after blasting down the hill at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace.
The team stunned the crowds with their vintage-themed dance routine, earning a near-perfect performance score from the judges – snowboarder Katie Ormerod, racing driver Andrew Jordan, grime artist Blakie and 2015 Red Bull Soapbox Race podium finisher Tony Whitelaw – before rocking down the hill in a lickety-split 35.39 seconds.

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Red Bull Soapbox London 2017 highlights

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We thought there must have been a mistake
Red Bull Soapbox Race London 2017 winners Team Brooklands Special
"It’s a bit surreal really," said Team Brooklands Special driver Keith Rose after the win. "We thought we’d like to be in the top 10. Then there were rumours that were in the top three… Then they said we’d won! We thought there must have been a mistake… "
Team Brooklands Special celebrate on the podium

Team Brooklands Special celebrate on the podium

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Second on the day were 24 Seconds of Le Ally Pally, an official entry from Aston Martin Racing with their impeccable scaled-down Vantage V8 GTE racer, while third went to Team Rockin’ Rolla with their Indiana Jones-themed kart.
24 Seconds of Le Ally Pally flew down the hill

24 Seconds of Le Ally Pally flew down the hill

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Meanwhile the People’s Choice award, voted for by the public, went to Team Must Dash and their incredible Lancaster Bomber soapbox racer.

Check out the best photos from the day below, then scroll down to see the social media reaction to this year's Red Bull Soapbox Race London…

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