Potjie Boytjies tops in Bo-Kaap downhill race

Imaad Abrahams, Mueezodien Raciet and his brother Aashiq carting off a “waentjie“ left abandoned after failing to make it all the way down the hill in Sunday’s big box cart race.
Sunday’s RedBull Box Cart Race in the Bo-Kaap was a massive affair, resembling a construction site in the run-up to the big event.

Team Potjie Boytjies in celebratory mood following victory in Sunday’s RedBull Box Cart Race in the Bo-Kaap.

No potholes, cobblestones, or unfinished bridges could stop the Potjie Boytjies team from winning the Red Bull Box Cart race.

The colourful streets of the Bo-Kaap were brightened with cheer on Sunday November 6 when 22 000 spectators attended the global non-motorised Red Bull Box Cart Race in South Africa.

The event had over 50 interesting teams with the most peculiar concept carts attempting to go down the racetrack in the fastest time. Teams included “The Flintstones”, “Max Speed”, “Morning Glory”, “Filions”, “Phala Phala Bank”, and team “Dala What You Must” headed by South African comedian Jason Goliath, just to name a few. Ultimately, it was Cape Town’s Potjie Boytjies that reigned supreme.

While many carts had wheels and other parts flying off on the downhill, Team Oracle’s nifty craft remained intact at the finish line.
Speed was not the only factor in deciding the ultimate winner as entrants were also judged on their creativity and attention to detail.
Young Ziyaad Koopman, 3, and his mother Shameelah from the Bo-Kaap keep a close eye on the action in Wale Street.
Team BMW Century City’s Basheer Benjamin, from Kensington, acknowledges the crowd following an impressive U-turn at the end of his downhill dash.
Race officials quick on the draw to remove carts at the finish line.
It’s all downhill from here as Team Entricid’s driver and co-pilot races towards the finish line.