- Watch racing with a difference at Brisbane Billycart Championships

July 31, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that Brisbane's Billycart Championships are set to take place next month and those who watch it can be sure they will witness a sporting event with a difference.

For those not in the know, a billycart - known as a soapbox car in the US - is a motorless vehicle which is typically driven by a child and propelled by nothing more than gravity.

Tourists staying at hotels in Brisbane on August 22nd 2010 will have the opportunity to watch as kids of all ages including a few adults who should really know better compete to win a variety of races and prizes.

Among the awards up for grabs are those for fastest billycart, the winners of five different age categories, plus most imaginative design and the prestigious best dressed team.

The mascot race, which the organisers claim has proved to be hugely successful in the past, will also return for the 2010 event.

Guests at some of the cheap hotels Brisbane has to offer who have forgotten to bring their billycart on holiday with them can still check out the occasion, enjoy the contests and eat at some of the many food stalls.

Admission to the Carindale Recreation Preserve venue is completely free and the first race gets started at 09:30 local time.

For more information on this event, visit the Brisbane Billycart Championships website or contact the organisers on (+61) 457 095 457. recommends an array of accommodation in Brisbane, including the Ibis Brisbane.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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