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LANDAU ‘SOAPBOAT’ BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE

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27 Jun 2019

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Landau’s ‘soapboat’ Photo: Landau UK

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South coast-based company, Landau UK, is been selected to take part in the Red Bull Soap Box Race on 7 July at Alexandra Palace in London.

From hundreds of applications just 70 were chosen for their unique wackily-wheeled soapbox to take part in the show which will air on Christmas Day.

Swanwick-based Landau UK put forward a proposal to bring history back to life with the ‘soapboat’, a reproduction of ‘Foxtrot 8’, a Falklands landing craft currently being restored by Landau as part of the ‘Memorial Fleet’ project at Boathouse 4 in the historic dockyard at Portsmouth Naval Base.

Landau has form for its wacky renovations: the company previously made a hotdog cardboard boat which won a creativity award at Seawork International 2018.

In other news, Landau UK’s chief executive, Ben Metcalfe and his 7-year-old daughter are taking on a challenge at the end of July to drive from John O’Groats to Lands’ End in a 1955 Land Rover to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

More details can be found at Mr Metcalfe’s Just Giving page.

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