The humble pushcart, used for transporting fruit and other wares, is ubiquitous in Jamaica. It comes into its own each August, when pushcart owners compete in a frenetic derby, watched by tens of thousands of spectators and accompanied by live music and marching bands. They are said to have inspired the creation of the national bobsled team.
The Pushcart derby is a popular sporting event held every August in Jamaica where homemade carts that are used for street vending, to transport items or as a racing cart take part in races like the American soap box races. The carts have been clocked at up to 60 miles per hour on a downhill homestretch.