Manchester-based business intelligence software author, Intuitive Business Intelligence, was one of 40 teams to create a gravity-propelled DIY ‘soap box’ car to race down Harewood Hill, West Yorkshire in aid of three local charities. In front of a crowd of 2000 spectators, Intuitive steered its 1950s Maserati-like ‘soap box’ to an impressive third place in the amateur category, winning a prestigious trophy.
The Challenge was run in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, Martin House Children’s Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care. As a main sponsor of the event, Intuitive was given the honour of judging and presenting the ‘Eco award’, which recognised the team that created the most environmentally-friendly car. The award was presented to Selby College Young Engineers for their clever use of recycled materials in the construction of their ‘Selby Flyer’ soap box.
Cross adds, “We are looking forward to entering next year’s challenge and are throwing down the gauntlet to software authors and resellers that may be interested in getting on their soap boxes and challenging us!”
For further information about the Harewood Hill Climb Soap Box Challenge, see http://www.soapboxchallenge.co.uk/
For further information about intuitive Business Intelligence, see www.intuitivebi.com