Yes, eight years after the Red Bull Box Cart Race was hosted in Soweto, its organisers have announced the quirky global event’s return to South African shores.
Set to take place on September 16 on Sandton Drive in Johannesburg, the 2018 iteration of the downhill race – a free event for all participants and spectators – will see as many as 80 teams battle it out for the title.
Each team has eight weeks to build a hand-made, non-motorised (no engines, batteries, electricity or catapults are allowed) box cart. Teams are judged on speed, creativity and, of course, showmanship.
The Red Bull Box Cart Race is an international event that takes place across five locations in 2018, including Italy, Bulgaria, the United States and Portugal. Sandton, though, will offer the steepest track of the year.