Adam Franklyn and Nick Wood with the body of their winning touring caravan soapbox

With their clever caravan-shaped race machine, workmates at Shropshire caravan dealership Salop Leisure have won a soap box race organised by a local wildlife charity for the second year running. Last year, touring caravan engineer Ian Hart won the inaugural race organised by Cuan House at The Edge Adventure in Much Wenlock. This year, Ian crashed in the first race, opening the door to workmates at Salop Leisure in Shrewsbury, Adam Franklyn and Nick Wood, to take the title with their creation. Adam and Nick’s winning soap box was designed as a touring caravan bearing the Salop Leisure and Swift brands. It was built on a three-wheel chassis made out of BMX parts. Ten home-made soap box vehicles took part around a purpose-built track to raise money for Cuan House, which rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned wild animals and birds.