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Lotus Narrowly Beat The Gadget Show

Lotus 119c versus The Gadget Show "Lotus Eater"The Gadget Show's soapbox racer narrowly lost out to the Lotus 119c by a fraction of a second in the final run of the challenge. You can get the full story on the Gadget Show's web site.
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Soapbox Racing on the Telly

 Lotus 119c
 Lotus Eater

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Five's Gadget Show will be doing a piece on soapbox racing later this month. Presenters Ortis and Jason will be driving a cart designed and built by David Ackroyd and Loughborough College, and taking on the current Goodwood Festival of Speed winner and course record holder - the Lotus 119c.

The Lotus took 18 months to design and build, and cost £220,000. David and the Loughborough College students got 4 1/2 days and a budget of £1,500 to build their challenger - the appropriately named "Lotus Eater". You can't buy gravity though, and they both got the same 9.81m/s2, and the result was remarkably close.

So who won? Well you'll just have to watch the Gadget Show on Monday 30th March on Five at 8pm to find out...

Further Information:

The Gadget Show

Formula Gravity

Loughborough College

Telegraph Article


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Border Bogies - Entries Open

Isaac NewtonEntries for the newest addition to the Scottish cartie racing calendar are now open. Set in the beautiful conservation village of Denholm in the heart of the Scottish Borders, the Border Bogie Challenge is looking for teams and promises a very warm Borders welcome and a slice of unrestricted madness. See for full details.
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Cadwell Postponed

Cadwell in the snow Snow and ice have forced the organisers of the Cadwell Park Gravity Festival to postpone. It has been rescheduled for 15th November 2009. See the Apple Head Gravity Sports web site for full details.

Onboard Video of Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme

Here's a driver's eye view of the course for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme - positively mouth watering! News about how to enter is expected later this month, so keep an eye on the Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme web site.



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