Kids can experience sledging without the snow with the award winning BoxKart by Kiddimoto. It’s a soapbox racer designed for hours of guaranteed fun. We have a Kiddimoto BoxKart to give away to a lucky reader in time for Christmas! Read on to find out how to enter.
Originally, gravity racer cars or soapbox racers were built from wooden soap crates and rollerskate or pram wheels by kids from around the 1930s, and grew more elaborate over time. Commonly called a buggy, bogie, guider or piler (or a gambo in Wales) the racers are increasing in popularity again right now with organised competitions and races.
You could of course have a go at building your own racer from scratch. However, Kiddimoto have made it easy with their fantastic BoxKart and with everyone so busy these days it’s a great way to experience the racer without making it a complex enterprise, and of course you get a vehicle guaranteed to go like the wind. Inspired by the design of the original soap box racer, the BoxKart by Kiddimoto brings the racer roaring up to date with pneumatic tyres, working brakes and a solid birch plywood frame. With hand brake turns and down hill speed, BoxKart is a great gift for winter inspired fun.
The BoxKart is based on the simple nostalgic design, and is fully adjustable so it’s suitable for the entire family from around age 6 upwards. So everyone can get involved when building and racing it. Promoting shared play, it allows children to push each other around the park, garden or pavement, swapping roles during playtime. The pneumatic tyres give a smooth ride, and the working handbrake enables little racers to perform handbrake turns; or more importantly to slow down to miss the hedge at the bottom of a hill. Remember to get a helmet too !!
Age 6+, BoxKart original £99.99, BoxKart GT £124.99
Available at www.boxkart.co.uk. Visit www.facebook.com/Boxkart, or twitter.com/Boxkart.
COMPETITION: We’ve teamed up with Kiddimoto to offer a lucky reader the chance to win a Kiddimoto BoxKart in time for Christmas! CLICK HERE TO ENTER (competition closes 7th December 2015).