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Brackley Soapbox Derby, Northamptonshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - January 23, 2015 - 19:33
Start: Jun 7 2015 - 9:00am End: Jun 7 2015 - 5:00pm

Brackley Soapbox Derby will this year take place on SUNDAY JUNE 7th on the High Street, Brackley.

Entry categories will be as last year, Premier Class, Standard Class and Junior Class and this year more novelty soapbox entries are encouraged.

Details and entry form can be can be downloaded from the information page on their web site.

Brackley Soapbox Derby will once again be supporting Katharine House Hospice.

Red Bull Soapbox, London

Scottish Cartie Association - January 21, 2015 - 16:40
Start: Jul 12 2015 - 9:00am End: Jul 12 2015 - 5:00pm

The Red Bull Soapbox is returning to Alexandra Palace London for 2015.

Unfortunately, it once again clashes with the three other races in the UK soapbox race calendar.

For more details on how to register, see http://soapbox.redbull.co.uk

 

Red Bull Soapbox, London

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - January 21, 2015 - 16:40
Start: Jul 12 2015 - 9:00am End: Jul 12 2015 - 5:00pm

The Red Bull Soapbox is returning to Alexandra Palace London for 2015.

Unfortunately, it once again clashes with the three other races in the UK soapbox race calendar.

For more details on how to register, see http://soapbox.redbull.co.uk

 

Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix, Berkshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - January 20, 2015 - 22:39
Start: Sep 13 2015 - 11:00am End: Sep 13 2015 - 5:00pm

The Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix is a fun event run by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean to raise money for charity, traditionally The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance.

The course will be from the junction of Church Road and Spring Lane to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. See the their web site for full details.

Luca di Montezemolo Is the Other Enzo Ferrari - Automobile

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 20, 2015 - 18:07

Automobile

Luca di Montezemolo Is the Other Enzo Ferrari
Automobile
Since Ferrari's founding as a race team in 1929 (road cars arrived in 1947), two men—Enzo Ferrari himself and di Montezemolo—have commanded the stable. (Two men did fill in ... They were sharply creased and red enough, but as sports cars they handled ...

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Gravity Racer/SoapBox wanted

Scottish Carties - January 18, 2015 - 17:08

Anything considered. Cash waiting. Essex

 

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russell@emoov.co.uk 

In Hudson, up, up and away! - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 17, 2015 - 20:01

Minneapolis Star Tribune

In Hudson, up, up and away!
Minneapolis Star Tribune
To celebrate agriculture, the festival will include locally grown food, computer lessons about farming for children, “soapbox derby vegetable car” races, a Dairy Olympics and a pet costume contest. Ahead of the Hot Air Affair, associated painting ...

Confident 4-year-old ready for first derby - Wanganui Chronicle

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 14, 2015 - 18:10

Confident 4-year-old ready for first derby
Wanganui Chronicle
SISTER ACT: Isabelle Teki is looking forward to competing in the Soapbox Derby with support from her experienced big brother Troy. PHOTO/STUART MUNRO 140115WCSMSOAPBOX2. At 6 years of age, Troy Teki could be called a soapbox-derby veteran, ...

UK Soapbox Races for 2015

Scottish Cartie Association - January 14, 2015 - 17:27

The 2015 soapbox race calendar is filing up fast, with 13 confirmed dates across the UK and one in the US. The season opens on May 4th with the Tetbury Wacky Races in Gloucestershire and ends in October with the Brechin City Halloween Cartie Race (date TBC).

New dates are being added all the time, so check back often to get the latest news or like our page on Facebook.

If you would like to add your soapbox race to the 2015 Scottish Carties soapbox racing calendar, please just get in touch and we'll be happy to publicise your event. There is no charge for this service and, like all the other resources on this site, is provided pro bono to help promote and expand soapbox racing in the UK.

soapbox suspension - tricky to get right but not expensive

Scottish Carties Comments - January 12, 2015 - 18:50

In reply to Suspension:

Quite a few carties have suspension, but I suspect that for the most part that is there simply because it looks cool. It's difficult to get right, and can cause some serious handling problems if it's done wrong. A common mistake is to make it too soft, which can introduce all sorts of very unpleasant handling issues at speed. That said, however, relying on chassis flex can be equally dangerous as well.

It needn't be expensive. Midi moto shock absorber units can be acquired in ebay for around £10 each and work perfectly well, although you'll probably want to wind the preload up as high as you can go.

Windmill Hill Soap Box Derby, West Yorkshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - January 12, 2015 - 18:42
Start: Sep 12 2015 - 10:30am End: Sep 12 2015 - 5:00pm

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.

Buckland Monachorum Soapbox Derby, Devon

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - January 12, 2015 - 12:42
Start: Jun 13 2015 - 9:00am End: Jun 13 2015 - 5:00pm Details at http://www.bmsf.co.uk/

Independant Suspension

Scottish Carties Comments - January 12, 2015 - 07:53

In reply to Suspension:

I have built one with independant suspension and unless you're going to drive like Stacey Kohut, I'd settle for a little elasticity in the axle or a pivoting axle so it behaves more like a 3 wheeler.

Suspension is complicated to make, shocks are expensive and do nothing for aerodynamics unless you hide them inside bodywork. 

Suspension

SCA Recent Comments - January 10, 2015 - 21:02

Hey guys, So I was wondering if any of you use suspension or just dont bother, My local course (Not really proffesionally run) has an offroad section and a large selection of bumps.

So I was wondering if any of you lot bother with suspension and if so could you give me a few tips. 

Suspension

Scottish Carties - January 10, 2015 - 21:02

Hey guys, So I was wondering if any of you use suspension or just dont bother, My local course (Not really proffesionally run) has an offroad section and a large selection of bumps.

So I was wondering if any of you lot bother with suspension and if so could you give me a few tips. 

Texas Red Army Shooting For The Stars On 2015 Triple Crown Trail - Lady and The Track

"soapox racing uk" on Google - January 8, 2015 - 14:48

Lady and The Track

Texas Red Army Shooting For The Stars On 2015 Triple Crown Trail
Lady and The Track
At that time, horse racing was not legal in Texas. He started dabbling in horse pedigree and with ... Dr. Voss it should be noted is one of the few people to have won a G1 race with a QH – Remington Park Futurity with Darlin Sixarun and G1 TB race with ...

roll bar bracing

Scottish Carties Comments - January 6, 2015 - 13:23

In reply to New cart for 2015:

As it stands in the picture, the only bracing you have is going from side to side on the roll bar.  It should have some diagonal bracing going forward between the roll bar and the chasis.

East Allington Whacky Races, Devon

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - January 5, 2015 - 20:07
Start: May 9 2015 - 12:00am End: May 9 2015 - 5:00pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

The East Allington Whacky Races is intented to be a fun day out for the local community and visitors to the village and to raise money for local groups and charities. The rules have been designed to keep everyone happy and safe, so please keep within the spirit of the rules and the day.

Karts will race one at a time against the clock. A prize will be awarded to the fastest kart in the final round of racing. Preliminary rounds will be held to eliminate slower karts. The number of preliminary rounds and the exact race format will be determined by the race director on the day and will depend on the number of karts. A prize will also be awarded for the best looking kart.  The race director can disqualify karts at his own discretion and his decision is final. All participants must have fun!

Avon Dassett Soap Box Derby, Warwickshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - January 5, 2015 - 17:17
Start: Jun 6 2015 - 9:00am End: Jun 6 2015 - 5:00pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

The Avon Dassett Annual Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday 14th June 2014.

  • CLASS 1: 4 Wheelers
  • CLASS 2: 3 Wheelers
  • CLASS 3: Sidecar outfits
  • CLASS 4: Formula Libre (completely free from regulations but must pass scrutineering,  including brake test).

For further details, please contact the organisers directly.

Tetbury Wacky Races, Gloucestershire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - January 5, 2015 - 17:03
Start: May 4 2015 - 9:00am End: May 4 2015 - 5:00pm Timezone: Etc/GMT+1

The fourth running of the Tetbury Lions Wacky Races Soapbox Derby will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015. In recent years, many teams have shown some great ingenuity in building carts orientated to speed - but that is not wholly in the spirit of the event, so before you set about the task of spending long winter nights in garage, shed or workshop trying to reduce the drag coefficient of your sleek machine, we can advise that from the 2015 event and henceforth, the emphasis will return to celebrating the most “wacky” designs.

For  full details, see the Tetbury Wacky Races web site.