Team Brooklands Special went on to win

Team Brooklands Special win Red Bull Soapbox Race

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After a day of manic soapbox derby action at Alexandra Palace, the vintage-themed racers come out victorious.

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.

We thought there must have been a mistakeRed 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

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

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

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