Pushkart Derby blazes a trail
Published 29 Jul 2011 09:01 2 Comments
BLAZING sunshine, an exciting race, and top-notch entertainment made for an "amazing" atmosphere at Dalgety Bay's third annual Pushkart Derby on Saturday.
Although only five karts took part, the crowds got a fiercely contested race, which saw Bay Printing Bayside Girls' team taking first place in a new record time of three minutes 42 seconds, and H&Q Garages - competing in their first derby - seconds behind in 3:44 and Bayside FC in 3:48.
Visitors to the event, held at St David's Business Park, also enjoyed a party atmosphere at the race festival, with community stalls, and a post-race concert featuring Jackie Storrar, the Blues Brothers Tribute Band, Grace Black, Fire in Effect, Blue Delta, Lost Fleet, The Session, Polar Haze, Calvin Laidlaw, David Mutch and Milsyeck.
An unexpected flashmob further delighted the crowd, as a group from Aberdour-based Encore School of Performing Arts broke into an 11-minute-long dance routine during Blue Delta's rendition of Queen's 'One Vision'.
Derby organiser Mark Bennett said, "About five teams pulled out of the race and there weren't as many karts as we'd hoped, but we think they were the victims of a lack of wheels - people struggled to get them.
"But it was a great sunny day and there was easily a steady flow of 1000 people throughout the day up to tea-time.
"The festival had everything from cupcakes and wedding dresses to jewellery and handbags.
"The kids' zone set up by Daft for Crafts was absolutely immense, they had a magician and a flame-throwing guy.
"There was a woman who offered shoulder massages and hers was the most popular stall - there was a queue coming up to her after the race!
"Every single band got a rapturous response - but we only realised we were about to get flashmobbed when a guy started doing some amazing moves.
"Then he pointed to a girl in the crowd and she started doing the same thing, and then a whole group of them did it.
"It went on for 11 minutes and they did everything from ballet to rock and roll and tap. It was absolutely brilliant."
The event was in aid of Cancer Research UK and the money is still being toted up.
Mark added, "It was just an amazing day, a full-blown success, and we'd like to thank everyone who came down to support it and make it a success."
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