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Positively Rome races on - Rome Sentinel

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 22, 2014 - 20:10

Positively Rome races on
Rome Sentinel
(One of Fusco's plans if the city had taken ownership of the former National Guard armory on Black River Boulevard was for a community center that could have hosted soapbox derby races.) Beasley said his goal is to obtain 40 children's kits for the ...

Positively Rome races on - Rome Sentinel

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 22, 2014 - 20:10

Positively Rome races on
Rome Sentinel
(One of Fusco's plans if the city had taken ownership of the former National Guard armory on Black River Boulevard was for a community center that could have hosted soapbox derby races.) Beasley said his goal is to obtain 40 children's kits for the ...

Duncan Mcintosh Trailers Racing from Angus will be racing their Soapbox Cartie in the SCA Championship

SCA Championship Entries - May 21, 2014 - 21:06

Team: Duncan Mcintosh Trailers Racing

From: Angus

Class: Soapbox Cartie

Scottish Cartie Association Championship

Scottish Cartie Association - May 20, 2014 - 23:19

Reckon you're quick? Taking part in more than one event in Scotland this year? Why not register for the SCA Championship and find out how good you really are! 

The SCA Championship is a competition run across the main soap box events in Scotland with the aim of encouraging participation in the various events and to create friendly rivalry between teams.

Teams can register for free and are awarded points for their final position in the participating events, and the team with the greatest number of points after the last event will be crowned as the SCA Champion. There are separate classes for Soapbox Cartie and Gravity Sidecar.

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Team Whizzer from Angus will be racing their Soapbox Cartie in the SCA Championship

SCA Championship Entries - May 20, 2014 - 22:33

Team: Team Whizzer

From: Angus

Class: Soapbox Cartie

South Lake soapbox derby race over Memorial Day weekend canceled - Orlando Sentinel

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 18, 2014 - 22:46

South Lake soapbox derby race over Memorial Day weekend canceled
Orlando Sentinel
MINNEOLA — A soapbox derby racing event planned for Memorial Day weekend has come to a screeching halt. The race, which was due to take place on a downhill course along Mountain Club Drive on Saturday and May 25, was canceled due to logistical ...

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South Lake soapbox derby race over Memorial Day weekend canceled - Orlando Sentinel

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 18, 2014 - 22:46

South Lake soapbox derby race over Memorial Day weekend canceled
Orlando Sentinel
MINNEOLA — A soapbox derby racing event planned for Memorial Day weekend has come to a screeching halt. The race, which was due to take place on a downhill course along Mountain Club Drive on Saturday and May 25, was canceled due to logistical ...

Toy Time Gets Ready for Downtown Derby - North Central Ohio

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 18, 2014 - 21:10

Toy Time Gets Ready for Downtown Derby
North Central Ohio
Toy Time, Inc. is gearing up for its downtown Soapbox Derby in June. Parents and children gathered at Toy Time to help prepare their cars for the big race. "We're going to help families get the cars ready for this year's race on June 28th," said Brian ...

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Toy Time Gets Ready for Downtown Derby - WMFD.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 18, 2014 - 20:56

Toy Time Gets Ready for Downtown Derby
WMFD.com
Toy Time, Inc. is gearing up for its downtown Soapbox Derby in June. Parents and children gathered at Toy Time to help prepare their cars for the big race. "We're going to help families get the cars ready for this year's race on June 28th," said Brian ...

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Team Blinkin' Fast from Berwickshire will be racing their Gravity Sidecar in the SCA Championship

SCA Championship Entries - May 17, 2014 - 20:23

Team: Team Blinkin' Fast

From: Berwickshire

Class: Gravity Sidecar

Dozens Race at Soapbox Derby This Weekend - WBKO

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 17, 2014 - 20:08

Dozens Race at Soapbox Derby This Weekend
WBKO
WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- The 17th Annual BB&T All-American Soap Box Derby was Saturday. At Phil Moore Park, more than 100 racers participated in one of the largest regional soap box derbies in the country. Stock racing started Friday night and ...

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Dozens Race at Soapbox Derby This Weekend - WBKO

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 17, 2014 - 20:06

Dozens Race at Soapbox Derby This Weekend
WBKO
WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- The 17th Annual BB&T All-American Soap Box Derby was Saturday. At Phil Moore Park, more than 100 racers participated in one of the largest regional soap box derbies in the country. Stock racing started Friday night and ...

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All Hail Our Furry, Purring Hero - Daily Beast

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 17, 2014 - 10:24

All Hail Our Furry, Purring Hero
Daily Beast
They are still not 100 percent sure on how it's going to happen, but possibilities include, but are not limited to, pitching machines, a soapbox derby-style ramp and “giving out 2,000 laser pointers.” “I've done [this sort of thing] once before, in ...

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Scottish Carties Comments - May 14, 2014 - 21:04

In reply to suspension/wheel hub set up:

Most people use standard 20" BMX wheels with 14mm axles. These are strong enough that you can wind the cones out to one side so most of the axle sticks out on just one side and can be attached to the cartie.

Formula Gravity make 20" wheels with stub axles.

The best thing to do would be to go along to a race near you and have a look at the different designs.

suspension/wheel hub set up

SCA Recent Comments - May 14, 2014 - 20:25

HI could any one tell me if anybody makes/supplys front hub/wheel set ups.

looking to build one for this time next year.

been looking to maybe  buy one already finshed,but cant seam to fine any? do they come up for sale at all?

lee 

suspension/wheel hub set up

Scottish Carties - May 14, 2014 - 20:25

HI could any one tell me if anybody makes/supplys front hub/wheel set ups.

looking to build one for this time next year.

been looking to maybe  buy one already finshed,but cant seam to fine any? do they come up for sale at all?

lee 

Welton Soap Box Derby, Northamptonshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - May 13, 2014 - 21:16
Start: Jun 21 2014 - 1:00pm Timezone: Etc/GMT

Feel the need; the need for speed!!!!

It is now official - Back after 11years - The Welton Soap Box Derby is a non-International event, in which amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles.

Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, and the force of gravity!

This unique non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike; to design and build traditional or outrageous soapbox dream machines, and compete against the clock in A DOWNHILL RACE!

For an official application form, please message me directly, or email: Welton_soapbox@outlook.com

Terms & Conditions Apply. Created as part of Welton Village Fete 2014.

The UK's Fastest Soapbox Racer Returns to Scotland

Scottish Cartie Association - May 13, 2014 - 20:39

This is the only view most racers ever have of C12.

Steve Thomas has been winning races the length and breadth of the UK for several years now with his sleek carbon fibre creation. It is a genuine all round champion, and has won at high speed gravity races and sub 20mph grass track events alike.  He is also the undisputed King of the Mountain at the now defunct Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, having won convincingly there from 2010 to the last race held there in 2012, and was clocked on radar speed gun travelling at 70mph.

Steve's success is not only due to his technical expertise in creating his carbon fibre masterpiece. He is also a very skilful driver, as can be seen from this gutsy overtaking move in the final at CSEx 2011.

He has started 2014 with yet another win at the Tetbury Wacky Races, and will be travelling up to Scotland to defend his title at the Border Bogie Challenge later this month and, barring accidents or an uncharacteristic driving mistake, it looks like that Steve will be travelling home with more silverware to add to his collection.