Can’t put the soapbox derby
made to look like an elephant.
Second was pirate ship The Black Pearl, run by the Newchurch Neanderthals with Frozen’s Olaf, run by Firefighters Dan Lavender and Mike Pitney, claiming third place.
The team behind box cart The Calleywell Flyer provided the day with the oldest and youngest competitors – Frank Newington, 81, and his teenage grandson, Matt. Mr Newington won the race in 2000.
Mr MacRae, founder of the Ashford Lions, who helped organise the event, added: “The day went very well. It was wet, but the weather was the one thing we couldn’t control.
“We had 31 entries in the end.
“Kelly Isherwood deserves credit – she was our sole lady driver. People really entered the spirit of the thing. Some cars were built for speed and some for entertainment.”
Other attractions included a fair on the green, music, go-karts for children, food and drink and performances from skateboarders, Thanet Dogtown. Money raised will go to the Pilgrims Hospices, Aldington Village Hall and Ashford Lions Club charities, although a total is not yet known.
This colourful jumbo entry keeps the crowds entertained
Tyler Chapman, aged four, is in control
This cart is tractor powered
Six-year-old Archie Lee gets behind the wheel
Crowds lined the Forge Hill route in Aldington
Undergoing final preparations