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Now in it’s 9th 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.
See http://www.eastallingtonwhackyraces.co.uk/ for full details.
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.
The Whitehill Bordon Town Partnership are holding their annual Soapbox Derby on Monday 26th May 2014. 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.
The 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.
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.
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)
Date: Saturday 14th June 2014
Venue: Hillend Centre Farmoor Oxford OX2 9NJ
Scrutineering from 0800
Start time 11.00
Finish and awards 1600
Entry Fee: £30.00 per team
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.
Top speeds are around 30mph, and the short and twisty course provides plenty of excitement for drivers and spectators alike.
Entries for existing teams will be available from 1st January 2014, with entries from new teams being accepted from early February 2014.
Details, entry forms, rules, etc are on Catterline Online.
Sunday 22nd June 2014 - Start 2 pm
Check out the event web site or contact Bob on 07732 426 281 for details .
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.
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.
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.
"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."
- Course length : ~750m
- Average gradient : 1 in 15
- Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
- Typical top speed : ~40mph
See the Newport Pagnell Soapbox Derby page on Facebook for details.
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.
‘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.