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Sunday October 23, 2011
Saturday May 12, 2012
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East Allington Whacky Races Now in it’s 7th year, the East Allington Whacky Races comprises a go-kart or soap-box style race through the village of East Allington, with competitors racing time trial style for the prestigous Luscombe Trophy. A sophisticated timing system will time each of the karts as they race down East Allington’s steep hill, starting at the school, passing the church, the Fortescue Arms and the treacherous Fortescue corner and finishing outside the Village Hall. There are categories for adults as well as children and a variety of fun prizes.

The concept is simple and anyone can enter, all you need is a kart. The kart must have 4 wheels, a proper steering system and brakes and be deemed by the event safety advisor as being safe to race. Competitors must then sign their safety waiver, don their crash helmets and make their way to the top of the hill. The road is transformed into a Silver Stone style race track for the day, with safety barriers, straw bales, advertising banners and bunting lining the route and hundreds of eager spectators cheering the brave racers through the village.

As well as the racing there will be a whole host of stalls and attractions including a bouncy castle, face painting, gladiator style giant cotton bud duels, donkey rides, sports day style races, live music and a feast of food and drinks to keep the crowds sustained throughout the day.

Full details at http://www.eastallingtonwhackyraces.co.uk.

Saturday May 26, 2012
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SCA Championship Points AvailableBorder Bogie ChallengeBorder Bogies 2012 will take place on Saturday 26th May, and entries are open now.

  • Juniors and Senior races.
  • Classes for Soapbox Cartie, Gravity Sidecar, Gravity Bike and Pedal Bike.
  • SCA Championship points available.

See http://borderbogie.co.uk for details.

 

 

Saturday June 2, 2012
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Humber Bridge Jubilee Soap Box Derby is a community event organised by The Humber Diamond Jubilee Committee (HDJC) in association with the Humber Bridge Board and supported by Hessle Town Council, North Ferriby Parish Council in East Yorkshire and Barton upon Humber and South Ferriby Parish Council in North Lincolnshire. It is being held to raise money for charity whilst creating a fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators. ‘Fun’ or ‘Themed’ Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to watch!

The closing date for entries is 10th May 2012.

Entry form and further information available from here. Phone Phil Withers on 07834 435108 for further information.

 

Sunday June 3, 2012
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Marnhull Soapbox Derby

Marnhull Annual Soapbox Derby to be held at Cox Hill Common Lane Marnhull North Dorset on 3rd June 2012. All eligible carts welcome to attend.

For regulations and entry form and full details contact:- Les Elsworth tel 01258 820432. mobile 07850749736.

Monday June 4, 2012
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Whitehill Bordon Soapbox Derby
 

The Whitehill Bordon Town Partnership are holding their 2nd Soapbox Derby on 4th June 2012 Vehicles are powered by gravity, anyone can build a cart, drivers must be 16 or over (Under 18’s need parental consent).

Funds raised by this event will be donated to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Bordon & Liphook Charity.

See http://www.wbtp-soapboxderby.co.uk/page29.html for details.

Sunday June 10, 2012
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Catterline Cartie ChallengeSCA Championship Points Available

The Catterline Cartie Challenge is an annual competition for home made "gravity powered" soapbox carties which is held as part of Catterline Gala Weekend. It was first held in 2005, and is one of the highlights of the village year.

It also forms part of the SCA Championship series.

Entries for existing teams will be available from 1st January 2012, with entries from new teams being accepted from early February 2012.

Details, entry forms, rules, etc are on Catterline Online.

Saturday June 23, 2012
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Avon Soapbox DerbyThe Avon Annual Soap Box Derby takes place on Saturday 23rd June 2012. With two starting points again, seniors - top of the hill & amateurs - next the church. Entry is £15.00 or sponsorship with all proceeds going to Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Blesma (British Limbless Ex-Servicemans Ass).

The carts begin to arrive @ 12.00 noon and the racing startes at 3pm with 4 bands, bouncy castle, strikers & hog roast.

This years Grand Raffle prizes include - 20 minute Helicopter Ride For 4 people (taken on the day after the race), Hire of a Ferrari or Aston Martin (half day).

See http://www.theavon.co.uk/News_1.htm for details.

 

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The community of Kirkton of Skene is coming together on Saturday 23rd June, for their annual Gala and Cartie Races at the village football pitch.

The day has been organised by the Milne Hall Management Committee, which has been very actively involved over the years in fundraising activities in order to carry out modernisation and refurbishment of the hall and its facilities.

Various groups in the community are participating in the Gala allowing them to fundraise for their own needs. Over the years, this has

Sunday June 24, 2012
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Kemnay CartiesKemnay Primary School will be holding their 2nd Cartie Rally on Sunday 24th June from 11am onwards. This is a street race on Grove Road, Kemnay. There are 5 age categories including adult. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website.

 

Sunday July 8, 2012
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The 2012 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 8th on Hanway Common, near Ludlow in Shropshire.

The course is 550m in length, with a vertical drop of 50m and gives speeds up to 45mph. Full details at richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk.

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The Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby is intended as an annual fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators of all ages from the Hinckley area, and beyond. As an event, it is also intended to raise money for local charities.

The aim is to encourage up to 50 Soap Box Teams to compete.

The idea is to utilise the natural hill on Castle Street for individual 'Time-Trial' performances – 3 runs per Team. The course will start from the Church Walk junction and end in Market Square.

'Themed' Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to spectators.

For further details, contact Steve Wegerif.

Friday July 13, 2012
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Start: Friday 13th July 2012
End: Saturday 14th July 2012
SCA Championship Points Available

 

Nae Jessies

 

this is how we roll

Returning to the mountain for the 4th year - the most prestigious sopbox race in the UK, with the best teams from across the country. Intense head to head racing in groups of 4 along the  2 mile course with speeds well in excess of 60mph - there is simply nothing like this anywhere else.

Soapbox carties and gravity sidecar classes.

Entries online from November 2011.

See http://soapboxracing.co.uk for further details.

Saturday July 14, 2012
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Start: Friday 13th July 2012
End: Saturday 14th July 2012
SCA Championship Points Available

 

Nae Jessies

 

this is how we roll

Returning to the mountain for the 4th year - the most prestigious sopbox race in the UK, with the best teams from across the country. Intense head to head racing in groups of 4 along the  2 mile course with speeds well in excess of 60mph - there is simply nothing like this anywhere else.

Soapbox carties and gravity sidecar classes.

Entries online from November 2011.

See http://soapboxracing.co.uk for further details.

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The 250th Anniversary Committee of Bernardston will be holding a Soapbox Derby Race.

Any individuals interested in racing should visit the town website for Derby Rules and an application or contact:

  • Sam Rowe US  +413-834-0405
  • Scott Lyman: US +413-648-9469

Only the first 100 applicants will be accepted so don’t wait!!

Sunday July 15, 2012
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SCA Championship Points AvailableThe Annandale Cup is a 3km multi discipline gravity time trial which will be raising funds for UCAN. It is to be added to the 2012 Scottish Cartie Association Championship, bringing the total number of eligible races to four.

The race will take place near Huntly in Aberdeenshire on Sunday 15th July, the day after Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, giving a potential three days of breathtaking racing in the Highlands of Scotland.

This event will be organised by the British Isles Gravity Bike Association in conjunction with the SCA.

Three miles from Huntly, the course starts from above the village of Thomastown and is 3 km long with a total drop of 140 metres with an average gradient of 1:21 and a maximum of 1:8 and finishes in the hamlet of Annandale.

Speeds of 50mph + are easily attainable.

Check out the hill for yourself at AB54 6EN.

The event is open to all gravity disciplines:

  • Soapbox / Cartie
  • Gravity Sidecars
  • Gravity Bikes
  • Street Luge.

Overnight camping available Sat / Sun.

Full details, entry forms, etc are available from here.

Sunday July 22, 2012
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Apple Head are now taking entries for the Worlaby Downhill Challenge on Sunday 22nd July. The event will be held at the small village of Worlaby, North Lincolshire.

Soapbox, Sidecar and Gravity Bike entries accepted.

See Apple Head's web site for further details.

Saturday August 4, 2012
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Start: Saturday 4th August 2012
End: Sunday 5th August 2012

Entries open on the 1st October 2011.

Entries will be limited to 25 Soapbox/Sidecar Teams and a maximum of 12 G-Bikes on a strictly first come, first served basis.

Full details at http://dalbysoapbox.webs.com/

Sunday August 5, 2012
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Start: Saturday 4th August 2012
End: Sunday 5th August 2012

Entries open on the 1st October 2011.

Entries will be limited to 25 Soapbox/Sidecar Teams and a maximum of 12 G-Bikes on a strictly first come, first served basis.

Full details at http://dalbysoapbox.webs.com/

Sunday September 9, 2012
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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix

 

The 6th Cookham Deam Gravity Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 9th September 2012.

This year’s Grand Prix is expected to see more than 2000 spectators cheer on 30 teams racing hand-built carts and it is hoped to raise more than £10,000 for the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance.

Full details from here.

Saturday September 15, 2012
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Windmill Hill Soapbox

 

Windmill Hill Soap Box Derby has been created to help raise money for Clifford AFC Development Fund, whilst aiming to be a fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators.

2012 will be our first Derby and our hopes are that this will become an annual event. We aim for there to be around 25 soap boxes competing!

‘Fun’ or ‘Themed’ Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they will provide the most interest to watch!

Although the official entry deadline has passed, a few places may still be available for those wishing to take part. Further details and an entry form are available at the website http://skid-marks.co.uk/

Sunday September 16, 2012
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Belchford DownhillThe Belchford Downhill Challenge will be taking place on Furlongs Lane, Belchford in 2012.

The Downhill Challenge is a soapbox cart race in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Beauty. With a 50m drop over the 650m of the course, carts reach 45mph and with the chicanes, it is very exciting.

See their web site for further details.

 

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Bedwellty Park will see its first Soap Box Derby this September!

This will be a time-trial race with one cart at a time racing down one of our historic paths.  Categories are 12-17 year olds and Over 18s.  Awards will be for the fastest cart in each category, as well as the overall fastest cart.

This is also a novelty race based on the famous wager between Ironmasters Samuel Homfray of Tredegar and Penydarren Ironworks, and Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa.  Their bet was over a steam-powered locomotive carrying tons of iron over rails, and thus we will award another prize for the best locomotive-themed cart.

Little racers can also enter their teddy bears into the Bedwellty Teddy Bear Race.  The teddy bears need to race in some kind of cart too, and the winner will be established by knock-out races.  No entry form required - just bring your teddy cart and teddy bear on the day!  The fastest teddy will win a prize.

For spectators there will be food, music, and a bouncy castle for children.

If you have any questions about the Bedwellty Soap Box Derby please phone them on 01495 353370 or contact them by email.

Saturday October 27, 2012
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Brechin Cartie Race

Budding racing drivers, thrill seekers, dare devils, or those just wanting to relive their youth have the chance with the introduction of Cartie Racing down the High Street in Brechin.

See http://cartie-race.brechinbusinessassociation.co.uk/ for more information.

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