Intuitive wins third place in Harewood Hill Climb Soap Box Challenge. Adrenaline was pumping and ‘soap box’ cars were in abundance at the inaugural Harewood Hill Climb Soap Box Challenge on 22 May 2016.
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.
Martin Cross, Professional Services Director from Intuitive Business Intelligence, who was part of the winning team, says, “Creating a gravity-propelled car and racing it down a steep hill certainly makes a change from implementing Intuitive Dashboards! It was a thrilling day in aid of three very worthy causes and I was very proud that Intuitive could play its part in making the event such a great success.”
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, please see the Harewood Hill Climb Soap Box Challenge website.