Border Bogie Challenge, Denholm, Scottish Borders

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Saturday 23rd May 2009
Saturday 23rd May 2009

Border BogiesThe Border Bogie Challenge takes place in the beautiful conservation village of Denholm in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Full details, rules, entry forms, etc, are available from The Border Bogie Challenge web site.

Entries close on 18th May 2009, so don't hang about if you want to take part!

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Yep, after enjoying everyone else's hard work, I'm finally going to help put on a new event - a lot for us to do in the amount of time that we have, but we have the vital support of the locals, council and more importantly other cartie event organisers! 

We intend to pinch most of the running format from other events and hopefully add something unique into the mix.  We're also organising a party too in the evening called "Bogie Nights."  So pleanty activity to come for.

We are getting a site up and running and will be posting event details, rules and entry forms soon.  Please keep checking out here for updates.........

Looking forward to it all!!

gravityracer | January 13, 2009 - 00:25

Hi,can you keep us informed


can you keep us informed if this event is a goer. We have been at the Culzean Autoclassica running a cart the last two years and are looking for a faster track.

Is the course going to the same as on YouTube?



azuma | January 27, 2009 - 22:35
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Culzean autoclassica?

Further info about Border Bogies will appear hear just as soon as it is available.

Culzean autoclassica - that's a new one on me. Do you have any more details? Is it an open race? We're always on the lookout for more events to enter.

If you're looking for a faster track, how about coming over to Catterline (just south of Stonehaven). Full details at Entries available online from 1st Feb.

scottishcarties | January 29, 2009 - 11:55

The racing at Culzean was

The racing at Culzean was just a side event to the main classic car show. The track wasn't the longest or the fastest but attracted the crowds, even though there were only three carts running. We certainly had a ball. Keep you posted if it runs again this year. Was thinking about Catterline or the Redbull at Stormont, but no decisions yet. The borders looked like being close enough for a run out without getting too much grief from the other half.
Anonymous | January 31, 2009 - 00:26

The Border Bogie Challenge

Hi, Just to let you know that the The Border Bogie Challenge is officially launched. The website address is which should be live in the next day or two.Everyone down here in the Borders and Denholm are very excited about the event and there are teams beavering away in there barns and front rooms designing and building the craziest of contraptions. We hope to attract entries from all over Scotland promose you all a very warm Borders welcome and a slice of unrestricted madness. Remember you can check out the couse on Youtube by entering Denholm cartie, you will get an on flight wee video of the course and witness Sir Alex White making his first manned downhill test run. Entry forms are downloadable from the website. If you have any enquiries about the event or need to know about Denholm or places to stay them contact myself - Rob Armstrong on 07887 984845.
Anonymous | February 12, 2009 - 08:56
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Great news!

Great news Rob - thanks for letting us know! With Cadwell being cancelled, it'll be the first race of the season, and I'm really looking forward to this.  I'll put details on the front page when your web site goes live.
scottishcarties | February 12, 2009 - 11:39

Border Bogie website

Hi all, the Border Bogie Website is up and running but it will take a few days for google to recognise its presence, so to log on to our site follow the link through the Grampian Cartie site ( you will get there quicker! ). On the site there are links for places to stay and eat and of course a map to show you how to find Denholm. On the Saturday evening after the racing there will be a wee party and in true Borders style will probably continue well in to Sunday.We are suggesting it might be an Idea not to try and better your course time by a drunken night run but you do so at your own risk!! We are taking entries on a first come first serve basis and will probably cap entries at around 30 or so. We have 10 confirmed so far on Saturday 14th so have plenty of space.Thanks to Grampian Carties for all their support and look forward to seeing you all on the 23rd of May. Rob Armstrong.
Anonymous | February 15, 2009 - 09:03

Border Bogie Magic!!!

This is first event of the year. Great Opportunity to trial for rest of the season all your carts, boggies and gravity racers. C'mon to the Borders, it's going to be a great long downhill event.
Anonymous | March 11, 2009 - 16:17
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Border Bogies - who has entered?

Team Weasel have our entry in and we're really looking forward to it. We're planning to run The Flying Ferret in both the juniors and the seniors. With a bit of luck I'll have got my brand new swing arms fitted and working in time for then and should be in really good shape.

So who else is going to Border Bogies then? 

scottishcarties | March 18, 2009 - 11:32

Border Bogie

Thankyou to Team Weasel for their entry to The Border Bogie Challenge, entries have been overwhelming and diverse. There are still a few spaces left before we close entries and welcome you Highlanders to come doon sooth tae the bonnie Borders to show us what ur made of!!! Rob Armstrong.
Anonymous | April 29, 2009 - 21:34

Border Bogie

Great day out thank to all involved in the event and those who took part. team Rooket.
Anonymous | May 24, 2009 - 18:50
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Great day out at Border Bogies!

Seconded - what a great day out! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. See and for some on-board video footage of Team Weasel hurtling down the course.

We'll definately be back next year!

scottishcarties | May 25, 2009 - 10:40

The Border Bogie Challenge

From all the team a huge thankyou to all of you that came a long way to compete in the Border Bogie challenge. The event was a huge success due to the amazing efforts of the competitors and supporters. The Scots won the Team Trophy and the English won fastest run, the Scots won the best decorated and the English won the best bogie moment, ( Norman church and vicar narrowly misses head on collision with elderly lady local resident in Ford fiesta, who turned out to be the local minister on her way home from afternoon service) Thanks also to those of you who very kindly put there clips onto Youtube, keep em coming. We really feel this event is only going to grow and improve and welcome you all back next year.Thanks also to the Catterline boys with the loan of the timing equipment, it made the event so much more proffesional and good luck from the Border Bogie team to all the Catterline entrants and hope to take part in your event asap. Looking forward to BB2010. Rob, Alex and Tony.
Anonymous | May 25, 2009 - 20:15

border bogie

aye twas a great event looking forward to next year and might get something ready for next years cairngorn too cheers from the haggis hunters
Anonymous | May 28, 2009 - 20:40

anyone know of a website

anyone know of a website that has pictures of the event? cheers
Anonymous | June 15, 2009 - 19:01
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I've not found any online

I've not found any online pictures yet Frown. I've got a few rather boring ones, and I'll put them online when I have a moment. My camera packed up half way throught the day, so I don't have many.
scottishcarties | June 16, 2009 - 12:45
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Border Bogie Pictures

There are a few pictures from border bogies at

scottishcarties | June 18, 2009 - 08:37

Border Bogie pictures

I've just come across some more pictures of the event at: Also, photographer George Carrick has a big selection available to buy at: Team Tunbridge
Anonymous | June 22, 2009 - 10:39

ooh la la

We want to organise an event similar to Denholm ,but here in Central France.Can we open dialogue with someone who can give us some advice Russell Contact me
Anonymous | January 14, 2010 - 07:51
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Cartie racing in France

Hi Russel,

There will be an email on its way to you shortly. Even allowing for the Auld Alliance, I fear central France is just a bit too far away for the SCA to be able to help directly but of course we'd be delighted to offer what advice we can. There is a european organisations that might be able to help too - check out;


Speeddown France


There are also a bunch of other links on wikipedia.


scottishcarties | January 14, 2010 - 09:47

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