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Thrills on four wheels as Port Kembla Billy Cart Derby rolls back in - ABC Local

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 14, 2014 - 05:27

Thrills on four wheels as Port Kembla Billy Cart Derby rolls back in
ABC Local
But at the heart of the day are the billy cart races - one long hair-raising downhill stretch of road through the centre of Port Kembla riding any number of home made vehicles on four wheels. While the carts have to pass a safety test before they're ...

Speed with Guy Martin - Gravity Racer on Channel 4

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - November 13, 2014 - 00:20
Start: Nov 16 2014 - 8:00pm End: Nov 16 2014 - 11:00pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

All eyes will be on Channel 4 this Sunday evening as gravity racers across the UK settle down to watch Guy Martin attempt to set a record for the fastest recorded soapbox in the world.

Although there is currently no officially accepted world record, he is aiming to beat the GPS measured 84.4mph claimed by Bodrodz on the Burkhalter Gap road in Georgia in September 2012. However, Guy is working to the specification set by Guinness Word Records which require the speed to be set over a measured 100m. 

Will he succeed? Watch C4 this Sunday 16th November at 8pm to find out.

Speed with Guy Martin - Gravity Racer on Channel 4

Scottish Cartie Association - November 13, 2014 - 00:20
Start: Nov 16 2014 - 8:00pm End: Nov 16 2014 - 11:00pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

All eyes will be on Channel 4 this Sunday evening as gravity racers across the UK settle down to watch Guy Martin attempt to set a record for the fastest recorded soapbox in the world.

Although there is currently no officially accepted world record, he is aiming to beat the GPS measured 84.4mph claimed by Bodrodz on the Burkhalter Gap road in Georgia in September 2012. However, Guy is working to the specification set by Guinness Word Records which require the speed to be set over a measured 100m. 

Will he succeed? Watch C4 this Sunday 16th November at 8pm to find out.

location of guy martin soapbox speed record attempt

Scottish Carties Comments - November 12, 2014 - 20:27

In reply to Guy Martin's Soapbox Speed Record Attempt:

http://www.tecprobarriers.com/infos.php confirms the location as Mont Ventoux, France.

There are better hills in the UK.

Guy Martin's Soapbox Speed Record Attempt

Scottish Carties Comments - November 12, 2014 - 20:13

In reply to Guy Martin's Soapbox Speed Record Attempt:

It's in the south of France near Avignon.

Guy Martin's soapbox speed record attempt

Scottish Carties Comments - November 12, 2014 - 18:23

In reply to Guy Martin :

Hello, newby here.. What's the course they've chosen?

Hawkland Hill Run, Lanarkshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - November 11, 2014 - 22:59
Start: Jul 12 2015 - 8:30am End: Jul 12 2015 - 4:30pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

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.

Hawkland Hill Run, Lanarkshire

Scottish Cartie Association - November 11, 2014 - 22:59
Start: Jul 12 2015 - 8:30am End: Jul 12 2015 - 4:30pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

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.

Port Kembla Billy Cart Derby to provide plenty of thrills - Illawarra Mercury

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 11, 2014 - 06:12

Port Kembla Billy Cart Derby to provide plenty of thrills
Illawarra Mercury
Divisions include soapbox, weird and wacky, junior and senior special and industrial and commercial races on Wentworth Street from 8am. Entertainment includes the Big Sounds program on Allan Street, featuring Wollongong Harmony Chorus. For the first ...

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Billy cart battlers set for big race - Illawarra Mercury

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 11, 2014 - 03:07

Billy cart battlers set for big race
Illawarra Mercury
The derby has again captured the imagination of residents who remember the rip-roaring races of old, with most teams now putting finishing touches on their carts. Crowds lining Wentworth Street for the race this year can expect to see carts with new ...

Billy cart battlers set for big race - Illawarra Mercury

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 11, 2014 - 03:07

Billy cart battlers set for big race
Illawarra Mercury
The derby has again captured the imagination of residents who remember the rip-roaring races of old, with most teams now putting finishing touches on their carts. Crowds lining Wentworth Street for the race this year can expect to see carts with new ...

Hargrove Provides 'Whatever' for Bud Light's Whatever USA Experiential ... - Exhibitor Online

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 10, 2014 - 14:18

Hargrove Provides 'Whatever' for Bud Light's Whatever USA Experiential ...
Exhibitor Online
Life-sized soapbox derby cars were built and custom painted by Hargrove for races held during the event. Hargrove also designed, created and printed more than 3,000 individual graphics including banners, street signs, billboards and window clings ...

Guy Martin's Soapbox Speed Record Attempt

Scottish Carties Comments - November 9, 2014 - 20:10

In reply to Guy Martin :

Yes I've been following Guy's progress with interest. The program makers contacted the SCA for advice on what records there already are, and we told them that although there is no recognised official world record, they should be aiming for the mid 80's to set a credible record.

The track they have chosen is quite challenging and not really the one I would have gone for. It'll be interesting to see how they get on.

Apparently they are working to the guidelines published by Guinness World Records  for what is required to set a world record. Unfortunately the Guinness guidelines have not specified a maximum weight for the racer, so it makes it rather limited use as in order to break the record all anyone really has to do is just make a much heavier cartie. Hopefully the Guy Martin attempt sets a workable benchmark in terms of measurement accuracy and maximum weight so we can have a meaningful record to try to break.

Guy Martin

SCA Recent Comments - November 9, 2014 - 19:03
Did you know  that next Sunday's speed with guy Martin could feature some Cartie racing from the Humber bridge event last July we entered the event and got interviewed 

Guy Martin

Scottish Carties - November 9, 2014 - 19:03
Did you know  that next Sunday's speed with guy Martin could feature some Cartie racing from the Humber bridge event last July we entered the event and got interviewed 

20 Ohio Veterans Join Statewide Hall of Fame - ABC6OnYourSide.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 7, 2014 - 19:18

20 Ohio Veterans Join Statewide Hall of Fame
ABC6OnYourSide.com
Among other groups, Jim is Treasurer of the Commercial Point Men's Foundation, which supports local sports, scouts, schools, churches, and 4-H. He serves on the board of the Commercial Point Racing Committee, which manages an annual go-kart race. He ...

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20 Ohio Veterans Join Statewide Hall of Fame - ABC6OnYourSide.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 7, 2014 - 19:18

20 Ohio Veterans Join Statewide Hall of Fame
ABC6OnYourSide.com
Among other groups, Jim is Treasurer of the Commercial Point Men's Foundation, which supports local sports, scouts, schools, churches, and 4-H. He serves on the board of the Commercial Point Racing Committee, which manages an annual go-kart race. He ...

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20 Ohio Veterans Join Statewide Hall of Fame - Fox 28

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 7, 2014 - 19:10

20 Ohio Veterans Join Statewide Hall of Fame
Fox 28
Among other groups, Jim is Treasurer of the Commercial Point Men's Foundation, which supports local sports, scouts, schools, churches, and 4-H. He serves on the board of the Commercial Point Racing Committee, which manages an annual go-kart race. He ...

and more »

Penn House Gravity Grand Prix, Buckinghamshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - November 7, 2014 - 00:26
Start: Jun 27 2015 - 12:00am End: Jun 27 2015 - 11:59pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

The third Penn House Grand Prix returns this year on a slightly later date of June 27th. The meeting is aimed at enthusiasts who really want a fair and challenging competition. Weight limits in the 'formula' classes are strictly enforced and there is also an 'open' class that allows anything safe to have a run. The technical standard was very high in 2014 and looks to be the same or better in 2015. Gravity bikes are very welcome. Email adrian@sbcon.co.uk for information.

 

Penn House Gravity Grand Prix, Buckinghamshire

Scottish Cartie Association - November 7, 2014 - 00:26
Start: Jun 27 2015 - 12:00am End: Jun 27 2015 - 11:59pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

The third Penn House Grand Prix returns this year on a slightly later date of June 27th. The meeting is aimed at enthusiasts who really want a fair and challenging competition. Weight limits in the 'formula' classes are strictly enforced and there is also an 'open' class that allows anything safe to have a run. The technical standard was very high in 2014 and looks to be the same or better in 2015. Gravity bikes are very welcome. Email adrian@sbcon.co.uk for information.