IN PICTURES: Daredevils race in soap box derby

PUBLISHED: 13:00 10 May 2018

Shipham Soap Box Derby. This crash made the crowd gasp but driver, Tom was unhurt.

Shipham Soap Box Derby. This crash made the crowd gasp but driver, Tom was unhurt.

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The May Day bank holiday was celebrated in style in a Somerset village, with thrill-seekers hurtling down a steep hill on homemade karts.

Shipham Soap Box Derby. Harry and Zara with their garden on wheels.Shipham Soap Box Derby. Harry and Zara with their garden on wheels.

Shipham Soap Box Derby was held on Monday, with villagers showing off their speedy creations and racing down the sledging field off Folly Lane.

Mark Windy and Alex Read paid tribute to the Royal Air Force as it reaches its centenary with a Spitfire-inspired kart.

Other creations entered into the races included a garden on wheels, and a three-wheel bath tub.

Several entrants endured tumbles and near misses, with one driver managing to park their vehicle in a hedge.

Shipham Soap Box Derby. Mark Windy and Alex Read with their tribute to the RAF.Shipham Soap Box Derby. Mark Windy and Alex Read with their tribute to the RAF.

More traditional celebrations followed in the afternoon with the May fair on the village green, attracting a sizeable crowd which enjoyed a wide range of stalls.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby. Mark Windy piloting a tribute to the RAF.Shipham Soap Box Derby. Mark Windy piloting a tribute to the RAF.

Shipham Soap Box Derby. Mark Windy piloting a tribute to the RAF.Shipham Soap Box Derby. Mark Windy piloting a tribute to the RAF.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby. Driver Alex Read goes for a 'soft' landing.Shipham Soap Box Derby. Driver Alex Read goes for a 'soft' landing.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby. A very fast run by driver Charlie ended spectacularly.Shipham Soap Box Derby. A very fast run by driver Charlie ended spectacularly.

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Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

Shipham Soap Box Derby.Shipham Soap Box Derby.

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