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Team Weasel Blog - April 17, 2016 - 08:41
I can't believe it's been 3 1/2 years since I last posted here. Life got in the way and,  coupled with the theft of my gravity racers and other things taking priority, sidehack racing had to take a back seat. However,  with the Harewood Hill Climb Soap Box Challenge on the horizon and a new garage to work in,  I've decided rebuild and return to the hill.

With just 4 weekends before the race and little more than a pile of box section and some rims,  it's going to be quite a challenge. Wish me luck...



Eight ideas to come to life in College Hill - The Telegraph

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 14, 2016 - 20:10

The Telegraph

Eight ideas to come to life in College Hill
The Telegraph
The Magnolia Soapbox Derby, which started in 2009 with about 4 derbys racing down Magnolia Street, drew more than 40 cars this year, said derby organizer Chris Nylund. Thanks to the recently received grant, the derby race last weekend was clocked with ...

Motoring mad Billericay dads build Mustang for Soapbox Derby - Brentwood Gazette

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 14, 2016 - 10:00

Brentwood Gazette

Motoring mad Billericay dads build Mustang for Soapbox Derby
Brentwood Gazette
A motoring mad pair of dads will line up in a replica Mustang in a bid to be crowned Billericay's first ever Soapbox Derby champions. Russell Shipton and Mark Bishop decided their design of a famous drifter would be the perfect competitor over a post ...

May drives favourite in Southern Supremacy Stakes - Stuff.co.nz

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 14, 2016 - 05:15

Stuff.co.nz

May drives favourite in Southern Supremacy Stakes
Stuff.co.nz
Classie Brigade, who is May's drive in the $45,000 race at Ascot Park on Sunday, looks a stand out bet after his courageous second to Lazarus in the New Zealand Derby at Addington last Friday night. "He's going phenomenal . . . the other horse [Lazarus ...

Still time to sign up for car show - Hi-Desert Star

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 13, 2016 - 19:18

Still time to sign up for car show
Hi-Desert Star
The Armed Services YMCA will once again present the soapbox derby. Races will begin at 10:30 on Joe Davis Driuve at Desert Knoll Avenue, west of Luckie Park. Before that, at 10, chili cookoff contestants will check in at Patriotic Hall. “So far we have ...

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Time to sign up for this year's Welton Soapbox Derby - Daventry Express

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 12, 2016 - 05:31

Daventry Express

Time to sign up for this year's Welton Soapbox Derby
Daventry Express
Watching the races, which take place on Saturday July 9, is free. There will be programmes available to buy which have a unique number to give you entry into the grand raffle. Pre-race checks start at noon, and the first race will be at 1pm. There will ...

Places going fast for Stone's Soapbox Derby - Staff Newsletter

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 11, 2016 - 17:11

Staff Newsletter

Places going fast for Stone's Soapbox Derby
Staff Newsletter
A lot of us have been watching the Red Bull races for research. "There will be loads of spectators and all ages can watch the event, which is great for Stone. Hopefully the businesses will benefit too by opening later." Entrants will be judged on their ...

Billericay's Hobbit-themed soapbox undergoes re-vamp for town's race - Brentwood Gazette

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 11, 2016 - 10:44

Brentwood Gazette

Billericay's Hobbit-themed soapbox undergoes re-vamp for town's race
Brentwood Gazette
"While the competitors are having fun racing, the crowd can have fun watching." In London, the ... The Rotary Club of Billericay decided to host their own version of the race after a club member saw a soapbox derby organised by a Rotary club in New ...

Billericay media mogul's 5k-mile journey for soapbox glory - Brentwood Gazette

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 10, 2016 - 06:04

Billericay media mogul's 5k-mile journey for soapbox glory
Brentwood Gazette
A MEDIA mogul's soapbox has been shipped 5,000 miles to make an appearance in the first ever race through Billericay. Richard Wallis' Sentinel Flyer was packed among suitcases and sent from the remote island of St Helena in the South Atlantic to take ...

Macon's Magnolia Soapbox Derby brings spills and thrills - The Telegraph

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 9, 2016 - 23:54

The Telegraph

Macon's Magnolia Soapbox Derby brings spills and thrills
The Telegraph
Wind chills were in the upper 30s as organizers lined the street with double stacks of bales for about four dozen entrants in four competitive races, including the kids Big Wheels race. In the first competition for high schoolers in a science ...

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2016 Magnolia Soap Box Derby Highlights - 13WMAZ.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 9, 2016 - 21:58

13WMAZ.com

2016 Magnolia Soap Box Derby Highlights
13WMAZ.com
... Soap Box Derby. The event began in 2009 and has gotten bigger over the years with the inclusion of the high school Gravity Race in 2015. ... The Pro division consists of cars racing for speed that were put together in a professional manner. Drivers ...

Rotary revives Soapbox Derby - South Coast Herald (blog)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 8, 2016 - 12:02

South Coast Herald (blog)

Rotary revives Soapbox Derby
South Coast Herald (blog)
The Rotarians are hoping that KZN and the South Coast community in particular – including businesses, schools, sports clubs, other service clubs, etc., – will take part. “We have various races planned, catering for young and old with serious soapbox ...

Thousands to expected to cheer on racers in Magnolia Soapbox Derby - The Telegraph

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 7, 2016 - 23:25

The Telegraph

Thousands to expected to cheer on racers in Magnolia Soapbox Derby
The Telegraph
"I looked it up and the first soapbox derby in Macon was actually held in 1936 and they raced down Forsyth Street." The races stopped in the early 1940s because of the war but were revived again in the late '40s only to end again in the 1950s. Macon ...
Teams gear up for the Magnolia Soap Box Derby13WMAZ.com

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Teams gear up for the Magnolia Soap Box Derby - 13WMAZ.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 7, 2016 - 22:50

13WMAZ.com

Teams gear up for the Magnolia Soap Box Derby
13WMAZ.com
More than 40 teams are gearing up and getting ready to race down Magnolia Street this weekend. It's become an annual tradition - the Magnolia Soap Box Derby. ... So these are the actual soapbox derby steering and braking parts except for the handle ...

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80 years later, Macon soap box derby still a way to enjoy thrill of the hill - The Telegraph (blog)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 3, 2016 - 01:04

80 years later, Macon soap box derby still a way to enjoy thrill of the hill
The Telegraph (blog)
On Saturday, about three dozen soapbox cars will fly down the hill on Magnolia from the top of College Street. Hundreds of people ... The "Gravity" races include entries from a dozen high schools in Bibb, Crawford, Jones and Monroe counties. Two years ...

History Reimagined: We test drive Hollywood Hot Rods' 1932 Ford - Autoblog (blog)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 31, 2016 - 16:18

History Reimagined: We test drive Hollywood Hot Rods' 1932 Ford
Autoblog (blog)
"Remember, this is the 1950s." That's what I had to remind myself just after skidding halfway into an intersection in a $220,000 hot rod that a Norwegian customer had paid real money for. I'd only taken the wheel 300 feet before and couldn't have been ...

What and when is Billericay's Soapbox Derby? - Brentwood Gazette

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 31, 2016 - 08:59

What and when is Billericay's Soapbox Derby?
Brentwood Gazette
... entries won't be determined by speed but by how interesting the design is and the course will include some obstacles. "We have been doing a bit of research as to what has been done in other races and we are hopefully going to be able to replicate ...

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Continues to Grow

Scottish Cartie Association - March 27, 2016 - 10:19

The 2016 soap box race calendar is getting bigger all the time, with 19 dates confirmed already this year, and more due to be added.

Check out the full list here and find one near you.

Hinckley BID’s Soap Box Derby

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - March 27, 2016 - 10:13
Start: Sunday 3rd July 2016 End: Sunday 3rd July 2016

The Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

See http:/.../hinckley-bids-7th-annual-soap-box-derby for details

Hinckley BID’s Soap Box Derby

Scottish Cartie Association - March 27, 2016 - 10:13
Start: Sunday 3rd July 2016 End: Sunday 3rd July 2016

The Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

See http:/.../hinckley-bids-7th-annual-soap-box-derby for details