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Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010, Highland

Friday 23rd July 2010
Saturday 24th July 2010

Now including Gravity SidecarThe longest and fastest race in the UK - definately not for the faint of heart! Entry forms available for download from

Classes for soapbox and gravity sidecar.

Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme
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SCA Championship 2010

SCA ChampionshipScottish Carties will be organising an annual championship competition in 2010 to run across the main soapbox events in Scotland. The objective is to add fun and excitement for the growing number of gravity racers who travel across the country. Registered teams will be awarded points for their position in the participating events, and the team with the greatest number of points after the last event will be crowned as the SCA Champion.

Participating events already confirmed are;

The full rules and regs are available on our downloads page. Check back soon for registration details.

We are also looking for more events to add to the calendar, or potential venues where we could race. If you know of an event that would be interested in hosting an SCA Championship round or a hill that is crying out for a cartie race, please do get in touch.

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Gravity Sidecar Events

The new Gravity Sidecar class has been confirmed as eligible for Border Bogies and Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, and looks likely for Catterline Carties too. Get those angle grinders out!

See our downloads page for the gravity sidecar tech' spec'.

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How Fast?!

Bushnell Velocity Speed GunOne of the most common questions we are asked is "how fast do your carties go". With our new acquisition, we will now be able to give a definitive answer. The Bushnell Velocity Speed Gun is accurate to +/- 1mph and will measure speeds up to 200mph, which should be more than enough to measure even the fastest carties at Cairngorm.

Gravity Sidecar Racing in 2010

 Gravity Sidecar - a lot like this, only quicker...

Scottish Carties have been working on a specification for a new class of racer for 2010 - the Gravity Sidecar!

There is already considerable interest from several teams in building one, and several events expressing an interest in running gravity sidecars either as a demonstration or as a class in its own right.

The current SCA specifications can be downloaded from here.

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