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Saturday May 24, 2014
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SCA Championship Points Available

Border Bogies 2014

The 2014 cartie season kicks off in Scotland on Saturday 24th May at the wonderful Border Bogie Challenge. This fun filled family event is well worth the trip either as a spectator or as a competitor. There is a shorter course for the junior racers and a longer course for those of us who should know better.

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

Entries open on 1st February 2014. Check out their web site and facebook page for further details.

 

Monday May 26, 2014
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Penn House Gravity Grand PrixThe Penn House Grand Prix in Buckinghamshire will return in 2014 after a very successful first run last year.  The course is quite a challenge technically with what we think is the only steep uphill section in the UK!

This year there will be three classes, an open class and a two formula classes for karts with and without bodywork. The formula classes will have strictly enforced weight limits for complete fairness. It again runs on the long, winding private driveway of a grand country house.

There will also be a trial run of gravity bikes this year so gravity bikes are encouraged to apply.

For full details visit http://www.pennhousegrandprix.co.uk.

Sunday June 8, 2014
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Clones Soapbox Race 2014

1000 euro in prizes on offer! The largest payout in Clones Soapbox history. 30 euro entry fee (free entry for sponsors).

  • 1st place will recieve 500
  • 2nd place will recieve 300
  • 3rd place will recieve 200

See the Clones Canal Festival web site for full details.

Saturday June 14, 2014
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Avon Dassett Soapbox The Avon Dassett Annual Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday 14th June 2014. Funds raised are donated to the Warwickshire Air Ambulance and BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Service Mens Association) charities.

A new dedicated web site is in preparation. This will include rules, a history of the event and photos of past races on this soon to be resurfaced hill.

A brief summary of classes for entering;-

Class 1 4 wheels
Class 2 3 wheels
Class 3 Sidecar outfits
Class 4 Formula Libre, anything goes (within reason)

 

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Fennell Soapbox 2014

Date: Saturday 14th June 2014

Venue: Hillend Centre Farmoor Oxford OX2 9NJ

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Scrutineering from 0800

Start time 11.00

Finish and awards 1600

Entry Fee: £30.00 per team

Contact: info@engineeringyourfuture.com

Visit: www.ffennellfestival.org

 

Saturday June 21, 2014
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Start: Saturday 21st June 2014
End: Sunday 22nd June 2014

Coleby Soapbox Derby The Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 21st and 22nd of June 2014. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

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Feel the need; the need for speed!!!!

It is now official - Back after 11years - The Welton Soap Box Derby is a non-International event, in which amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles.

Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, and the force of gravity!

This unique non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike; to design and build traditional or outrageous soapbox dream machines, and compete against the clock in A DOWNHILL RACE!

For an official application form, please message me directly, or email: Welton_soapbox@outlook.com

Terms & Conditions Apply. Created as part of Welton Village Fete 2014.

Sunday June 22, 2014
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Start: Saturday 21st June 2014
End: Sunday 22nd June 2014

Coleby Soapbox Derby The Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 21st and 22nd of June 2014. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

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Childrens Ward Bogie Race Raising funds to support and provide the best possible facilities to improve the lives of seriously sick children from the north Lancashire area.

Sunday 22nd June 2014 - Start 2 pm

Check out the event web site or contact Bob on 07732 426 281 for details .

Saturday July 5, 2014
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The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby was inaugurated by Hessle Town Council and South Ferriby Parish Council in the summer of 2012 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is an annual race for amateur teams to enter their handmade carts and have some fun, win prizes and raise money for good causes.  In 2013 the event resulted in over £800 in prizes for competitors and raised over £3,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Rules, entry forms, etc., will be available on http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/ from 7th December 2013.
Sunday July 6, 2014
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Hinckley BID Soap Box DerbyThe 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.

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SCA Championship Points Available

Hawklands Hill Run The Hawksland Hill Run is an open, but limited, series of competitions for non powered bogies, carties, sidecars and luge to compete down a closed public roadway over a course of approximately 800m and King of the Hill pushbike hill climb with various other activities including can shy, hoopla and treasure hunt, refreshments, etc.

The aim is to provide a fun but safe race day for people of all ages to enter and enjoy. The course includes several features to test the skill and courage of the competitors and the handling of their entry.

It is also hoped to be able to raise funds for a worthwhile charities and it has been decided that all the money raised will be donated to help in the fight against cancer. The team members of each entry are required to contribute an entry fee and spectators should purchase voting slips to enable them to help in the judging of the Best Fun Bogie Entry.

For full details go the Hawklands Hill Run web site.

Sunday July 13, 2014
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Worlaby Downhill Challenge"Worlaby is a small village located on the western edge of the Wolds near Brigg. It also has the perfect assest for Gravity Racing, The Hill. With a steep gradiant and natural bends it makes the perfect location to hold a Gravity Competition.

Apple Head Gravity Sport are holding a competition on Sunday 13 July 2014 which will start at 9:00 hrs."

More details at http://www.appleheadgravitysport.co.uk or on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AppleHeadGravitySport

  • Course length : ~750m
  • Average gradient : 1 in 15
  • Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
  • Typical top speed : ~40mph

Worlaby Speed Profile

Worlaby Downhill Map

 

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Yellow SubmarineThe 2014 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 13th on Hanway Common, near Ludlow in Shropshire.

The course is 550m in length, with a vertical drop of 50m and can give speeds in excess of 40mph. Full details at richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk.

Sunday July 20, 2014
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Lincoln Gravity Racing AssociationUnfortunately this event has been cancelled, but it is hoped it can be run in 2015. Please go to the LGRA Page on Facebook for further details.

 

Saturday August 9, 2014
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Start: Saturday 9th August 2014
End: Sunday 10th August 2014

Camper Van Soapbox

As part of the VW Camper&Bus Show. Camper&Bus Magazine are holding a Soapbox Race on Ridgeway Hill in the grounds of Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 1RL.

Free entry, free camping, lots of trophies. Call 0208 726 8342, e mail adrian_vaughan@ipcmedia.com or check out the web site http://www.vwcamperandbus.com/camper-and-bus-show/show-info/

Sunday August 10, 2014
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Start: Saturday 9th August 2014
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Camper Van Soapbox

As part of the VW Camper&Bus Show. Camper&Bus Magazine are holding a Soapbox Race on Ridgeway Hill in the grounds of Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 1RL.

Free entry, free camping, lots of trophies. Call 0208 726 8342, e mail adrian_vaughan@ipcmedia.com or check out the web site http://www.vwcamperandbus.com/camper-and-bus-show/show-info/

Sunday August 31, 2014
Saturday September 13, 2014
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Windmill Hill Soap Box DerbyWindmill 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.

‘Fun’ or ‘Themed’ Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to watch! Check out youtube for inspiration.

The first race, which will be the Junior Soap Box Derby will commence at 10.30am and the adult races will start from 12.30pm. In addition to the races there will be food, drink and light entertainment.

For further details, check out the  Windmill Hill Soap Box Derby web site.

Saturday October 18, 2014
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Brechin Cartie Race BRAVO Brechin would like to invite you to once again participate in Scotland’s biggest Gravity Cartie Race. All entry forms are below, click to open or hover over link and right click save.

http://bit.ly/VgvGTT
http://bit.ly/1vzM8JK
http://bit.ly/CartieRulesRegs2014

Full details on Brechin's Halloween in the City facebook page.

Due to complications that caused delays to last year’s competition, strictly no entries will be accepted after the 27th of September (so get your forms in early) and all carts that are within a 25 mile radius of Brechin must report to Scrutineering Day on Saturday the 4th of October (times will be allocated).

SCA Championship points available.

Got any questions about this event? Please contact the organisers via their facebook page.

 

Sunday November 16, 2014
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Guy Martin Gravity Racer

All eyes will be on Channel 4 this Sunday evening as gravity racers across the UK settle down to watch Guy Martin attempt to set a record for the fastest recorded soapbox in the world.

Although there is currently no officially accepted world record, he is aiming to beat the GPS measured 84.4mph claimed by Bodrodz on the Burkhalter Gap road in Georgia in September 2012. However, Guy is working to the specification set by Guinness Word Records which require the speed to be set over a measured 100m. 

Will he succeed? Watch C4 this Sunday 16th November at 8pm to find out.

Monday May 4, 2015
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Tetbury Wacky RacesThe fourth running of the Tetbury Lions Wacky Races Soapbox Derby will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015. In recent years, many teams have shown some great ingenuity in building carts orientated to speed - but that is not wholly in the spirit of the event, so before you set about the task of spending long winter nights in garage, shed or workshop trying to reduce the drag coefficient of your sleek machine, we can advise that from the 2015 event and henceforth, the emphasis will return to celebrating the most “wacky” designs.

For  full details, see the Tetbury Wacky Races web site.

Saturday May 9, 2015
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East Allington Whacky Races The East Allington Whacky Races is intented to be a fun day out for the local community and visitors to the village and to raise money for local groups and charities. The rules have been designed to keep everyone happy and safe, so please keep within the spirit of the rules and the day.

Karts will race one at a time against the clock. A prize will be awarded to the fastest kart in the final round of racing. Preliminary rounds will be held to eliminate slower karts. The number of preliminary rounds and the exact race format will be determined by the race director on the day and will depend on the number of karts. A prize will also be awarded for the best looking kart.  The race director can disqualify karts at his own discretion and his decision is final. All participants must have fun!

Saturday May 23, 2015
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SCA Championship Points Available

Border Bogie Challenge 2015The Border Bogie Challenge takes place in the beautiful conservation village of Denholm in the heart of the Scottish Borders.   It's an insane, fast-paced timetrial race down a hill on a typical rural country road, (which will have been closed to vehicles for the duration, obviously!) in a homemade bogie (or a go-kart for those of you who aren't lucky enough to be Scottish).

And don't forget, for those mums and dads who are prepared to endanger their children for the entertainment of others, there will be two, possibly three kids runs in the morning for the under-sixteens.

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

Check out their web site and facebook page for further details.

 

Monday May 25, 2015
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"Whitehill & Bordon Town Partnership regret to announce that this year’s soapbox derby has been cancelled.

We unfortunately never received enough entries to allow us to run the event and the decision was made on 5th March to cancel the event.

We also need to announce we will not be attempting to run this event agai.

Whitehill & Bordon Town Partnership wish to thank all those people who entered and volunteered at the event."

Sunday June 7, 2015
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Brackley Soapbox Derby 2015 Brackley Soapbox Derby will this year take place on SUNDAY JUNE 7th on the High Street, Brackley.

Entry categories will be as last year, Premier Class, Standard Class and Junior Class and this year more novelty soapbox entries are encouraged.

Details and entry form can be can be downloaded from the information page on their web site.

Brackley Soapbox Derby will once again be supporting Katharine House Hospice.

Saturday June 13, 2015
Saturday June 20, 2015
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Avon Dassett SoapboxThe Avon Dassett Annual Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday 20th June 2015.

  • CLASS 1: 4 Wheelers
  • CLASS 2: 3 Wheelers
  • CLASS 3: Sidecar outfits
  • CLASS 4: Formula Libre (completely free from regulations but must pass scrutineering,  including brake test).

For further details, please contact the organisers directly.

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Welton Soap Box DerbyIt is now official - following major success in the summer of 2014. The Welton Soap Box Derby will return; with a spectacular array of amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox vehicles.

Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, and the force of gravity!

This unique non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike; to design and build traditional or outrageous soapbox dream machines, and compete against the clock in A DOWNHILL RACE!

For an official application form, please email: Welton_soapbox@outlook.com

Terms & Conditions Apply.
Saturday June 27, 2015
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The third Penn House Grand Prix returns this year on a slightly later date of June 27th. The meeting is aimed at enthusiasts who really want a fair and challenging competition. Weight limits in the 'formula' classes are strictly enforced and there is also an 'open' class that allows anything safe to have a run. The technical standard was very high in 2014 and looks to be the same or better in 2015. Gravity bikes are very welcome. Email adrian@sbcon.co.uk for information.

 

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Make your own simple box car and bring it to race down the track in Wicksteed Park's first ever Soap Box Derby! Fancy dress encouraged!

See the Wicksteed Park Soapbox web site for full details. Alternatively phone 01536 512 475 and ask for Charlotte, or email charlotte@wicksteedpark.org.

Entry fees and sponsorship money (optional) will go to Wicksteed Charitable Trust and Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal. Register from 10.30am - 12noon. First race 12noon.

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