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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

Greater Akron convention bureau launches sports tourism division - Crain's Cleveland Business

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 27, 2016 - 08:50

Greater Akron convention bureau launches sports tourism division
Crain's Cleveland Business
While many people tend to think of the big-ticket events like the Super Bowl or NCAA Final Four, most sports tourism is tied to participation events – think Little League tournaments, 10K races and gymnastics meets. ... Mahon explained, to securing ...

And They're off! The derby rolls down Alpine Blvd. - Alpine Sun

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 24, 2016 - 21:13

Alpine Sun

And They're off! The derby rolls down Alpine Blvd.
Alpine Sun
... Box Derby ramped up for their second run on March 19, signing children ages 7-9 to race their own, handmade racer. The actual stock and superstock soapbox racers are kits that are purchased from soapboxracing.com. ... The races are held at the 1600 ...

Rock County Historical Society's 'Toys @ Play' exhibit opens April 1 - Gazettextra

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 24, 2016 - 12:59

Gazettextra

Rock County Historical Society's 'Toys @ Play' exhibit opens April 1
Gazettextra
Fuller said the man who donated the soapbox derby set actually won the Janesville tournament two straight times and went to the national championship in Akron, Ohio. “The whole idea of large soapbox derby races were so prominent in the country at that ...

Rock County Historical Society's 'Toys @ Play' exhibit opens April 1 - Gazettextra

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 24, 2016 - 11:04

Rock County Historical Society's 'Toys @ Play' exhibit opens April 1
Gazettextra
“The whole idea of large soapbox derby races were so prominent in the country at that time,” he said. Fant and Fuller also were surprised by the number of View-Master toys people had. “We had four separate offers to have them in our exhibit, all within ...

Hyperloop : Delhi to Mumbai In An Hour ! - Techstory

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 22, 2016 - 21:10

Techstory

Hyperloop : Delhi to Mumbai In An Hour !
Techstory
In June 2016, applicants will bring their completed pods and test them on SpaceX's Hyperloop test track in what will likely be the most impressive soapbox derby ever. ... Additional magnets inside the pod will keep it stable as it races along the track.

That's brilliant. You're on

Scottish Carties Comments - March 21, 2016 - 19:57

In reply to Roll bar specification:

That's brilliant. You're on my wavelength! Thanks.

re: Roll bar specification

Scottish Carties Comments - March 20, 2016 - 12:08

In reply to Roll bar specification:

Hi,

I'll try to keep this brief for clarity;

1) Your understanding of fore and/or aft bracing is correct. Diagonal lateral bracing from one side of the roll bar to the other is acceptable. A single bar "pointing backward from the centre of the roll bar to the chassis" would only satisfy the "fore and/or aft" requirement.

2) Braces can be welded to the roll bar. 

3) Bracing bars do not need to be the same material or gauge as the main rool bar, but clearly they must be fit for purpose.

4) If the chassisat the front is strong enough to act as a roll bar then the forward roll ba is not required.

I hope that clears things up. Please do ask if there is anything else I can help with.

Roll bar specification

SCA Recent Comments - March 19, 2016 - 11:50

I,ve recently drawn up some plans for my soapbox and now have the materials on hand to start building! I found the construction tips on steering etc really helpful and I've been keeping an eye on the SCA Soapbox Cartie Technical Specification (2013)during the design process.

What I have realized is, that as I am using BMX forks for my front steering, I'm in a position where I really need a roll bar and harness, to stop me getting caught up in the frontal framework I am proposing to fabricate. I,ve designed the rear end of the cart with a roll bar in mind but no design for such yet. I have questions...

1) The SCA rules say the main roll bar must be diagonally braced both laterally and fore and/or aft. What exactly is meant by this in practice? I have also looked at the FSID rules. It contains a few diagrams for roll bars, but I'm not sure if this is what the SCA has in mind or not. I guess you're looking to put a brace from partway up the roll bar back to the chassis (fore and or aft). But what about laterally? Can it be diagonal from one side of the roll bar to the other (as is seen on some roll bars) or does it have to go back to the chassis from each side of te roll bar? Could one bar pointing backward from the centre of the roll bar to the chassis brace it against movement in all the desired directions? I must really have this point wrapped around my neck!

2) The roll bar may be welded to the chassis, but it must be made without joints. What about the braces? Can they be welded to the roll bar?

3) The SCA roll bar material specifications are tighter than the FSID. Greater wall thickness and must be cold drawn (making it expensive). I understand this is purely for the main roll bar, not the front as well. What do the braces have to be made from? The same tube, or would a bit of box section, for example, suffice?

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Roll bar specification

Scottish Carties - March 19, 2016 - 11:50

I,ve recently drawn up some plans for my soapbox and now have the materials on hand to start building! I found the construction tips on steering etc really helpful and I've been keeping an eye on the SCA Soapbox Cartie Technical Specification (2013)during the design process.

What I have realized is, that as I am using BMX forks for my front steering, I'm in a position where I really need a roll bar and harness, to stop me getting caught up in the frontal framework I am proposing to fabricate. I,ve designed the rear end of the cart with a roll bar in mind but no design for such yet. I have questions...

1) The SCA rules say the main roll bar must be diagonally braced both laterally and fore and/or aft. What exactly is meant by this in practice? I have also looked at the FSID rules. It contains a few diagrams for roll bars, but I'm not sure if this is what the SCA has in mind or not. I guess you're looking to put a brace from partway up the roll bar back to the chassis (fore and or aft). But what about laterally? Can it be diagonal from one side of the roll bar to the other (as is seen on some roll bars) or does it have to go back to the chassis from each side of te roll bar? Could one bar pointing backward from the centre of the roll bar to the chassis brace it against movement in all the desired directions? I must really have this point wrapped around my neck!

2) The roll bar may be welded to the chassis, but it must be made without joints. What about the braces? Can they be welded to the roll bar?

3) The SCA roll bar material specifications are tighter than the FSID. Greater wall thickness and must be cold drawn (making it expensive). I understand this is purely for the main roll bar, not the front as well. What do the braces have to be made from? The same tube, or would a bit of box section, for example, suffice?

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Soapbox Derby Returns To Aylesbury - Mix 96

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 13, 2016 - 08:04

Mix 96

Soapbox Derby Returns To Aylesbury
Mix 96
2015 saw Aylesbury's First Soapbox Derby, a race fiercely contested by 20 karts of all shapes and sizes with teams winning an array of trophies and medals, whilst enjoying the thrill of racing their homemade karts, down the hill and through the park ...

Beamsville boy finds sport to fit his needs - Niagarathisweek.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 8, 2016 - 14:12

Niagarathisweek.com

Beamsville boy finds sport to fit his needs
Niagarathisweek.com
Gentle Hands Dental Hygiene in Beamsville is sponsoring Michael Cardozo's trip to Akron, Ohio, where he'll compete in the National Super Kids Classic, a soapbox derby for children with special needs. The race gives kids like Michael a chance to ...

The Car These Kansas City Kids Built Is A 'Vehicle' To Something More - KCUR

"soapox racing uk" on Google - March 5, 2016 - 18:24

KCUR

The Car These Kansas City Kids Built Is A 'Vehicle' To Something More
KCUR
... Bartle Hall, you may spot among the shiny new SUVs and tricked-out sports cars something more incongruous. It's squat and narrow, resembling a more advanced version of a Soapbox Derby car. ... It is designed to meet the exacting specifications of ...

Coopersville's Outhouse 500, Outhouse 5K and Chili Cook-off - Grand Haven Tribune

"soapox racing uk" on Google - February 29, 2016 - 19:06

Coopersville's Outhouse 500, Outhouse 5K and Chili Cook-off
Grand Haven Tribune
On Saturday, Feb. 27, Coopersville held its 12th annual Outhouse 500 race, as well as the Chili Cook-off and the Outhouse 5K run/walk. We were unable to load Disqus. If you are a moderator please see our troubleshooting guide.

Songbird Logs Breeze at Santa Anita - BloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - February 28, 2016 - 18:16

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Songbird Logs Breeze at Santa Anita
BloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
They won't do it. i was on that Derby soapbox when she broke her maiden. but they would have to run her in the Derby prep races in order to accumulate enough points to start in the Derby. It doesn't make sense for them to do that with her.

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VIDEO: Previews of every single Premier League game – Week 27 - NBCSports.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - February 25, 2016 - 21:52

NBCSports.com

VIDEO: Previews of every single Premier League game – Week 27
NBCSports.com
The title race is taking serious shape, but there are plenty of races around the rest of the Premier League table. With Leicester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Manchester City all vying for the top spot, those below them are still battling for various ...