St Albans Blonde Bimbos crash out of charity race

PUBLISHED: 18:47 10 August 2013

Blonde Bimbos bomb out at Red Bull Soapbox Race

Blonde Bimbos bomb out at Red Bull Soapbox Race

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HER go-kart was pinker and bling-ier than any other vehicle, but an early crash in a soapbox race left a St Albans-based Michael Schumacher wannabe feeling like a heel.

All-girl team the Blonde Bimbos competed in the recent Red Bull Soapbox Race, which took place in the UK for the first time since 2004, at Alexandra Palace.

The hard-case group, whose technical chief “Silky Shoemacher” aka Rebecca Partridge, hails from St Albans, discovered the hard way that it was definitely not a driving force after their pink stiletto lost a wheel on just the second obstacle.

So F1 star Lewis Hamilton need not hang up his boots just yet.

According to race organisers the four-strong Blonde Bimbos “stunned” spectators, and quite possibly had them shaking in their shoes, when their pink stiletto crashed into hay bales lining the circuit seconds after starting.

The girls aimed for style over substance, constructing their contraption from two children’s bicycles and a cycle trailer, which was then glammed up with papier mache and copious amounts of pink bling.

Rebecca said: “We loved making the shoe and were particularly delighted with the glittery bow and essential fluffy dice, but think there might have been a screw loose, which is what caused the wheel to fall off rather earlier than hoped.

“At least the heel was still intact though.”

The Blonde Bimbos, who include creative design engineer Poppet Button aka Tanya Conyers-Silverthorn and driver Fluffy Hamilton, otherwise known as Ozshen Masar, danced to “Carwash” for the large crowd before pushing the sparkly shoe down a steep ramp and onto the track.

But they were worried about ruining their stilettos, so decided to slide down on their hot pant-clad bottoms instead.

Tanya admitted: “It will take a good few beauty treatments to remove the splinters!”

And driver Fluffy showed her airhead side when she crashed because she became “completely distracted by a gorgeous hunk in the crowds and forgot to steer.”

The Blonde Bimbos, selected from over 1,000 applicants to take part in the soapbox race, competed against 69 equally whacky teams including a coffin, giant scotch egg and rugby scrum.

Tanya said afterwards that the girls have since decided to become driving instructors.


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