A THREE-WHEEL Batman car, a tin of biscuits and a silver flying UFO were just some of the innovative designs to take place in the Sox Box Derby on Sunday (June 25). 

The popular showpiece - which took place on Hanway Common in Richards Castle, on the Herefordshire/Shropshire border - saw 29 amateur built cars race through the countryside, cheered on by around 3,000 people.

“It was once again a very successful day with a fantastic atmosphere and wonderful local support,” said Humphrey Salwey, chair of the organising committee.

“Nowhere could you get such a great day out for just £5 per person, children under 12 free of charge, with bouncy castles, all day entertainment including the cart racing, vintage car displays, an impressive fire service display, lawn mower racing and a great selection of locally produced food and drink.

"None of this would be possible without a terrific community effort involving so many people who willingly give their time."

JWinner of the fastest descent went to ACCELERAMUS, driven by Richard Burton from London with a fastest descent time of 43.3 seconds, the slowest being one minute 19 seconds.

More than £10,000 is expected to have been raised from the event, with money going towards a number of local causes.