Prominent local automotive retailer Hatfields have been announced as the headline sponsor for Shrewsbury Wacky Races.
The event is the first of its kind to be held in the town and will see 44 crazy soapbox cars racing through The Quarry Park next May.
Hatfields represent both Jaguar and Land Rover in Shrewsbury and the surrounding area, having a strong heritage in representing both of the prestigious brands. Hatfields are a family owned company and are soon to making a multi-million-pound investment in the Town with a flagship new retail site opening in 2020.
Oliver Benbow, Head of Business at Hatfields Jaguar Land Rover Shrewsbury spoke of the company’s excitement of becoming the headline sponsors for Shrewsbury Wacky Races.
“Hatfields Jaguar Land Rover Shrewsbury are delighted to be the headline sponsor for Shrewsbury’s first soapbox derby ‘Shrewsbury Wacky Races’ next year. We are thrilled to be the headline sponsor for this new and exciting event and it’s right on our doorstep. From the moment I heard about the event, I was curious to find out more, once I knew more about the event and how well this linked to our great brands it made perfect sense for us to be involved. It is great to see such a new and different event being held in the Quarry, I truly believe it will be a great day out for the whole family!”
Event organiser Sarah from Sarah Belcher Events said “This announcement today is great news for Shrewsbury Wacky Races and the town of Shrewsbury. Working with sponsors and partners like Hatfields Jaguar Land Rover Shrewsbury, events like this are able to happen. We are gearing up for this to be a standout event in Shrewsbury’s event calendar next year, one which we hope local residents and visitors will enjoy and grow each year. We are really pleased to have a local recognised brand like Hatfields Jaguar Land Rover Shrewsbury supporting our event.”
Shrewsbury Wacky Races will take place on Sunday 26 May 2019, is Shrewsbury’s first soapbox derby and already has a huge social following of families, sports fans and cycle enthusiasts from across the Midlands for this spectacular event and its festival atmosphere.
Combining the best of soapbox racing, live music, entertainment, alongside market town shopping and dining, local residents and businesses are now gearing up to celebrate the launch of this event.