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Several local soap box racers are Akron-bound - Ocala

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 8, 2016 - 00:22

Several local soap box racers are Akron-bound
Ocala
He said his interest in engineering was sparked by working on the soapbox derby cars. “The cars have to be set up. They have toe-in and caster adjustments,” he said about getting the cars to track straight for the best performance in the races. C.J ...

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Soapbox Derby ramps up - Powell River Peak

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 6, 2016 - 10:18

Powell River Peak

Soapbox Derby ramps up
Powell River Peak
Organizers of the annual Powell River Soapbox Derby are calling on families to build their cars early this year and be aware of new weight restrictions. For safety reasons, cars need to be a maximum of 70 pounds in order to be entered into the popular ...

Community Calendar: May 6, 2016 - Plattsburgh Press Republican

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 6, 2016 - 09:05

Community Calendar: May 6, 2016
Plattsburgh Press Republican
A Nite at the Races. Doors open at 5 p.m., first race at 6 p.m.,American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Road, Plattsburgh. An action-packed event whether novice or horse-racing aficionado. Watch actual races from years ago on the big screen; place bets on ...

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Is Billericay Soapbox Derby set to return next year? - Brentwood Gazette

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 5, 2016 - 10:14

Brentwood Gazette

Is Billericay Soapbox Derby set to return next year?
Brentwood Gazette
Teams from across Billericay, Brentwood and Basildon negotiated ramps and hay bails while racing for titles in Wacky Racer categories and overall fastest. Rotary Club and Soapbox Derby Committee member Peter Greene said: "We got the crowds in and we ...

Saranac Lake's Daffest Coincides With Mother's Day - Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 4, 2016 - 19:12

Saranac Lake's Daffest Coincides With Mother's Day
Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)
It wouldn't be Daffest without Saturday's soapbox derby. The event participation has doubled over the years ... It's also just as fun to cheer on the races and stroll around looking at all the unique, cleverly built cars. Getting fit for hiking season ...

Soapbox derby offers more than racing in Muskoka Lakes - MuskokaRegion.com - www.muskokaregion.com/

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 4, 2016 - 15:06

Soapbox derby offers more than racing in Muskoka Lakes - MuskokaRegion.com
www.muskokaregion.com/
“Everyone is invited to join the fun at this important fundraising event for the school, and participate in multiple push-cart races with friends and family,” stated a parent council press release. “Bring your own racer or use one provided by the school.”.

WATCH: The 3 most spectacular crashes at Billericay's Soapbox Derby - Brentwood Gazette

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 3, 2016 - 14:59

Brentwood Gazette

WATCH: The 3 most spectacular crashes at Billericay's Soapbox Derby
Brentwood Gazette
But some racers struggled with the circuit and their racing experience came to a premature end. ... Thousands of people packed the streets to witness the first ever Soapbox Derby as daredevil drivers lined up on the grid to race their homemade karts.

WATCH: The 3 most spectacular crashes at Billericay Soapbox Derby - Brentwood Gazette

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 3, 2016 - 14:43

Brentwood Gazette

WATCH: The 3 most spectacular crashes at Billericay Soapbox Derby
Brentwood Gazette
But some racers struggled with the circuit and their racing experience came to a premature end. ... Thousands of people packed the streets to witness the first ever Soapbox Derby as daredevil drivers lined up on the grid to race their homemade karts.

Thousands flock to Billericay SoapBox Derby - Essex Enquirer

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 2, 2016 - 18:22

Essex Enquirer

Thousands flock to Billericay SoapBox Derby
Essex Enquirer
The event included a series of races including 'Wacky Racers' and 'Dash for Cash' with all profits from the event going to charities supported by the Rotary such as Little Havens Children's Hospice, Hope and Homes for Children and Medecins sans ...

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PICTURED: Dramatic crash during Tetbury Wacky Races - Western Daily Press

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 2, 2016 - 16:19

Western Daily Press

PICTURED: Dramatic crash during Tetbury Wacky Races
Western Daily Press
Comments (0). This is the moment a competitor crashed and suffered a suspected broken hand during a soapbox derby – but went on to complete the race. The driver was attempting to turn around a tight bend when the homemade vehicle flipped onto its side ...

Students compete at Gravity Games - Asheville Citizen-Times

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 29, 2016 - 14:39

Asheville Citizen-Times

Students compete at Gravity Games
Asheville Citizen-Times
Amber Wilson, 13, left, races Hudson Middle School during the Sixth Annual NC Gravity Games in Lenoir on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Hudson Middle School won by 0.647 seconds and ... Owen Middle School math teacher Nicole Phelps and school media ...

Daffest brings Derby Race, tours, Pub Crawl - Plattsburgh Press Republican

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 29, 2016 - 14:01

Plattsburgh Press Republican

Daffest brings Derby Race, tours, Pub Crawl
Plattsburgh Press Republican
The Daffest main event, the Daffest Derby of soapbox cars is on Saturday, May 7, with many food vendors, games and other festive events for kids to line the LaPan Highway at race time. Preregistration for cars is 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harrietstown Town ...

Community Calendar: April 29, 2016 - Plattsburgh Press Republican

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 29, 2016 - 09:07

Community Calendar: April 29, 2016
Plattsburgh Press Republican
A Nite at the Races. Doors open at 5 p.m., first race at 6 p.m.,American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Road, Plattsburgh. An action-packed event whether novice or horse racing aficionado. Watch actual races from years ago on the big screen; place bets on ...

Calendar - Brattleboro Reformer

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 29, 2016 - 03:09

Calendar
Brattleboro Reformer
The activites also include a Maypole and a soapbox, open to the public. ... The course consists of one mile, 5k, 10k and a fun fitness challenge, which includes sack races, tire runs, army crawls, pogo jumping, soccer kicks, jump roping and hula ...

Calendar - Brattleboro Reformer

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 28, 2016 - 02:02

Calendar
Brattleboro Reformer
The activites also include a Maypole and a soapbox, open to the public. ... The course consists of one mile, 5k, 10k and a fun fitness challenge, which includes sack races, tire runs, army crawls, pogo jumping, soccer kicks, jump roping and hula ...

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Nuts and bolts of the Soapbox Derby - Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 24, 2016 - 23:20

Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

Nuts and bolts of the Soapbox Derby
Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
Nuts and bolts of the Soapbox Derby. Drivers get familiar with cars ahead of race ... Seven children came out Saturday to first build clinic and license photo day ahead the upcoming Hopkinsville Soap Box Derby. The clinic was at 2412 Fort Campbell Blvd ...

We Have A Frame ... nearly

Team Weasel Blog - April 24, 2016 - 17:40

If you are building from scratch, most of the time and effort goes into thinking. There are long periods of apparent inactivity, followed by brief spurts of progress. But the "quiet" times are not idle - they are made up of thinking and sketching and planning. The last 7 days have been one of those weeks, with a day of of cutting and grinding and welding today to make some tangible reality  from the mental effort of previous 6 days.

Most of the thought has been into steering head angles, rake and trail. yojimg.net's bicycle trail calculator has been of considerable help, as has Atomic Zombie's tutorial on rake and trail. As I result, I can exclusively reveal that our sidehack has a comparatively relaxed head angle of 63 degrees, giving ~3 inches of trail. Phwoar.

3 build weekends left - so far so good...

Annual Wacky Races to delight Tetbury over the bank holiday - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 23, 2016 - 07:09

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Annual Wacky Races to delight Tetbury over the bank holiday
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
TETBURY Lions will be holding their annual Wacky Races soapbox derby on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2. Practice sessions start at around 10am and racing starts at approximately 1pm. The course runs down Chipping Street turning a sharp hairpin bend in ...

5 unique things to do in Gwinnett this weekend - Access Atlanta

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 22, 2016 - 16:19

Access Atlanta

5 unique things to do in Gwinnett this weekend
Access Atlanta
Try a few of these unique events -- everything from bed races to exotic birds -- on for size. Lawrenceville's 7th Annual Bed Race: Each year, Gwinnettians take to the streets of downtown Lawrenceville for this interesting twist on a soapbox derby ...

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Glories of Britain to see this spring - Part Six: 20 eccentric spring festivals - Daily Mail

"soapox racing uk" on Google - April 22, 2016 - 00:01

Daily Mail

Glories of Britain to see this spring - Part Six: 20 eccentric spring festivals
Daily Mail
Races take place across Britain at many places including the Billericay Soapbox Derby in Essex and Tetbury Wacky Races, Tetbury, Glos, both May 2; Border Bogies, Denholm, Scottish Borders, May 28; Coleby Downhill Challenge, Lincs, June 11-12; ...