Thousands lined up to cheer on 42 home-made vehicles at the inaugural soap-box race in Hong Kong.
The competing teams were judged on their creativity, showmanship and speed.
Food was a re-occurring theme in decorating the soap-box cart.
The Hot Pot team from China who dressed their vehicle as shrimp, bacon and squid, admitted they spent more time on decorating than on mechanical aspects.
Terry Tang, also dressed his cart with raw meat dangling from hooks.
He told Reuters, 'I'm actually a butcher. So my company sponsors me. So we got to win this race. If I win this race todayI will get a promotion.'
The winner of the race, scoring a total of 121 points out of 150, was the Mexican-inspired skull-shaped vehicle.
Despite its Latin inspiration, the team is Hong Kong based.
They have won a trip to the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix next month, where they get to meet with Formula 3 race-car driver Carlos Sainz.