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RSS FeedScottishCarties is now publishing a metafeed of soap box and gravity racing related news items from around the web. You can see it over on the right (scroll down a bit) under the title "Gravity Racing Feed".

The feed pulls together news from various sources, such as soapbox team blogs and twitters, forums, ets, into one place so you can check what is happening without having to look at different sites. To keep up to date with the feed, either;

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Buy and Sell Carties Here

The Recumbent

The Recumbent. Fourth place at Cairngorm, and now up for sale. Picture courtesy of Aaron Sneddon

With the growth in popularity of soapbox cartie in Scotland, a small market for second hand carties is starting to develop. To make it easier for people to buy and sell carties, we've set up a section on the Forum where potential buyers and sellers can post their details.

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SCARE, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Sunday 30th August 2009
Sunday 30th August 2009

SCAREThe 2009 event will take place in Mineralwell Park, Stonehaven, on Sunday August 30th at 12:00 pm.

This years event will be preceded by a workshop to help juniors build their own cartie...and the organisers will even supply the materials! For just £20, budding gravity racers (accompanied by an adult) can construct and decorate their very own machine, which they can then run down the hill in mineralwell Park at the end of the month. The workshop will be held on the Stonehaven Plainstones at 1pm on Saturday 15th August. Contact David Clayton on 01569 767666 for more information.

See http://stonehavencarties.co.uk/ for details and entry forms.

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Cartie Building Workshop, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Thursday 13th August 2009

PozidrivStonehaven Carties will be running a workshop to help juniors build their own cartie...and the organisers will even supply the materials!

For just £20, budding gravity racers (accompanied by an adult) can construct and decorate their very own machine, which they can then run down the hill in Mineralwell Park at the end of the month. The only thing that you will need to bring is a 'pozidriv' screwdriver.

Also included is an entry into the Stonehaven Carties Annual Race Event on 30th August, where teams can compete in senior and the junior races as well as for other prizes such as "Best Decorated".

The workshop will be held on the Stonehaven Plainstones at 1pm on Saturday 15th August. Contact David Clayton on 01569 767666 for more information, or see http://www.stonehavencarties.co.uk.

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Night Train is King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain
 

Night Train driver Graeme Smith.

Picture courtesy of Aaron Sneddon

Night Train, driven by Graeme Smith, won the inaugural Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme last weekend, beating the team from Cairngorm Mountain into second place. Night Train was originally built and run by the Wheel Nuts at Cadwell Park, Belchford and Richards Castle before being acquired by Graeme earlier this year.

This is Graeme's first year of competing as a gravity racer, although he also races cars as well. He fought out the final race of the weekend long event against two other newcomers to gravity racing - Cairngorm Mountain and the Alford Bowling Club, both of whom built new carties from scratch especially for the event. the fourth finalist, Jim Ewen, is an experienced hand, having raced down Cairngorm before as a competitor in the Highland Wheels Extreme street luge events held in 2001 and 2002.

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