UK Soapbox Races 2017

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Saturday June 27, 2015
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The third Penn House Grand Prix returns this year on a slightly later date of June 27th. The meeting is aimed at enthusiasts who really want a fair and challenging competition. Weight limits in the 'formula' classes are strictly enforced and there is also an 'open' class that allows anything safe to have a run. The technical standard was very high in 2014 and looks to be the same or better in 2015. Gravity bikes are very welcome. Email adrian@sbcon.co.uk for information.

 

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Make your own simple box car and bring it to race down the track in Wicksteed Park's first ever Soap Box Derby! Fancy dress encouraged!

See the Wicksteed Park Soapbox web site for full details. Alternatively phone 01536 512 475 and ask for Charlotte, or email charlotte@wicksteedpark.org.

Entry fees and sponsorship money (optional) will go to Wicksteed Charitable Trust and Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal. Register from 10.30am - 12noon. First race 12noon.

Saturday July 4, 2015
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Humber Bridge Soapbox

The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby was inaugurated by Hessle Town Council and South Ferriby Parish Council in the summer of 2012 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

It is for amateur teams to enter their handmade carts and have some fun, win prizes and raise money for charity. In 2012 in excess of £4,000 was raised for Help for Heroes and in 2013 a similar amount was raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Soapboxes descend from the deck of one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, The Humber Bridge, on a closed road lined by spectators and into the tourist viewing area. Your Soapbox can be made of any material and teams are made up of school and academy entrants, businesses and private individuals. Creative and crazy designs are actively encouraged, as are business entries with company logos and branding displayed. There are several prizes awarded by businesses to encourage fund raising. The main prize, for the most sponsorship raised, being a mini cruise from Hull to either Bruges or Amsterdam courtesy of one of our sponsors, P&O Ferries.

Rules, entry forms, etc., will be available on http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/ from 2nd week in January 2015.

Sunday July 5, 2015
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Hinkley BID Soap Box DerbyThe Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby is intended as an annual fun day for the teams, supporters and spectators of all ages from the Hinckley area, and beyond. As an event, it is also intended to raise money for local charities.

The aim is to encourage up to 50 Soap Box Teams to compete.

The idea is to utilise the natural hill on Castle Street for individual 'Time-Trial' performances – 3 runs per Team. The course will start from the Church Walk junction and end in Market Square.

'Themed' Soap Boxes are especially encouraged since they provide the most interest to spectators.

Although an Entry fee is required (£25 per team), this event is also subsidised by the Hinckley Town Centre Partnership.

Saturday July 11, 2015
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Penarth Soapbox Derby The Penarth Downhill Derby is an event held on Carnival Day each year where amateur drivers race homemade karts (Soapbox Vehicles) down the hill towards the esplanade. Each hand-made vehicle is non-motorised and relies on the force of gravity (and skill) for propulsion. Karts built for speed or fun are welcome to race against each other on the all new obstacle course.

The course has been designed to accommodate both speed and fun elements and is open to everyone.

For full details, please see the Penarth Downhill Derby web site.

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Come and join in the fun at the very first soapbox challenge at Priors Marston.

There is a course for all, ranging from childrens to a more extreme course for the brave amongst you. This event is for amateur drivers with a passion for soapbox vehicles.

All vehicles are to be home made and be powered by adrenalin and courage along with a good wind!!!

The course is approximately 700M in length with the adult and Corporate Course having 3 hair pin bends just to add to the excitement!! The maximum gradient on adult course is 8.1%.

There will be refreshments and food available for sale, and in the evening there will be an after party where there will be a bar, disco and pig roast until late. Tickets for this event can either be booked in advance or bought on the day.

Entry fees are;

  • under 15s £10
  • 15-18s     £15  
  • Adults      £20
  • Corporate or professional £40 
Please email rebecca.phipps@hotmail.co.uk for booking forms as places are limited.
Sunday July 12, 2015
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Red Bull Soapbox London 2015 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.

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SCA Championship Points Available

Hawklands Hill Run The Hawksland Hill Run is an open, but limited, series of competitions for non powered bogies, carties, sidecars and luge to compete down a closed public roadway over a course of approximately 800m and King of the Hill pushbike hill climb with various other activities including can shy, hoopla and treasure hunt, refreshments, etc.

The aim is to provide a fun but safe race day for people of all ages to enter and enjoy. The course includes several features to test the skill and courage of the competitors and the handling of their entry.

It is also hoped to be able to raise funds for a worthwhile charities and it has been decided that all the money raised will be donated to help in the fight against cancer. The team members of each entry are required to contribute an entry fee and spectators should purchase voting slips to enable them to help in the judging of the Best Fun Bogie Entry.

For full details go the Hawklands Hill Run web site.

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Yellow SubmarineThe 2015 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 12th on Hanway Common, near Ludlow in Shropshire.

The course is 550m in length, with a vertical drop of 50m and can give speeds in excess of 40mph. Full details at richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk.

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Worlaby Downhill Challenge"Worlaby is a small village located on the western edge of the Wolds near Brigg. It also has the perfect assest for Gravity Racing, The Hill. With a steep gradiant and natural bends it makes the perfect location to hold a Gravity Competition.

Apple Head Gravity Sport are holding a competition on Sunday 12 July 2015 which will start at 9:00 hrs."

Entries for this year Worlaby event will open on the 1st February. This year there will be 20 Soapbox, 5 sidecar and 12 Gravity bike places up for grabs. Entries will be taken on a first come first served basis, so please don't delay as last years event was full subscribed in 5 days.

More details at http://www.appleheadgravitysport.co.uk or on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AppleHeadGravitySport

  • Course length : ~750m
  • Average gradient : 1 in 15
  • Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
  • Typical top speed : ~40mph

Worlaby Speed Profile

Worlaby Downhill Map

 

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The event on Sunday July 12 at noon is being run by the town’s carnival committee.

In a bid to attract a wide range of fast and fun entries, there are eight classes including children and youth groups, adults, pubs and hotels, shops and businesses and other towns and villages. Prizes will be for the best fancy dress and fastest entries.

Carnival chairman Tony Shipp said: "It will be a fun event but I am sure some businesses, such as garages, will be competitive."

All soapboxes will be checked for safety at motorsport-style scrutineering, and all drivers must wear protective headgear or helmets. A local motorsport club is also providing timing equipment.

Entry deadline is July 6.

Find out more about the classes and regulations at www.cromercarnival.co.uk

Saturday August 8, 2015
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Start: Saturday 8th August 2015
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VW Camper & Bus Show Soapbox Race, Hertfordshire. After the success of the first VW Camper and Bus Show soap box derby, the second edition takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL over the weekend of the 8-9 August 2015. Entry is free to all those taking part.

The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van.

Find out more at http://www.vwcamperandbus.com/camper-and-bus-show

Sunday August 9, 2015
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Start: Saturday 8th August 2015
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VW Camper & Bus Show Soapbox Race, Hertfordshire. After the success of the first VW Camper and Bus Show soap box derby, the second edition takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL over the weekend of the 8-9 August 2015. Entry is free to all those taking part.

The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van.

Find out more at http://www.vwcamperandbus.com/camper-and-bus-show

Monday August 31, 2015
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Aldington Soapbox Derby

The Aldington Soapbox Derby will take place on Monday 31th August 2015.

Build yourself a whacky crowd pleaser, or create something that will challenge the course record.

It's not all about the racing, this is also a fantastic day out for the family with plenty to see and do.

The main purpose of the event is to raise funds for our chosen beneficiaries,The Pilgrims’ Hospices, Aldington Village Hall and Ashford Lions Club Charities.

Full details and entry forms available from the Aldington Soapbox Derby facebook page

 

Saturday September 12, 2015
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Windmill Hill Soap Box DerbyWindmill 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.

Sunday September 13, 2015
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Mickleover Soapbox Derby

 

The first annual Mickleover Soapbox Derby will be held on Sunday September 13th 2015. It will be an on-road event over a 250m course.

Information is available from www.ourmickleover.co.uk and www.facebook.com/OurMickleover

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A day of competition at the Reach Valley Gravity Grand Prix, will see who can free-wheel fastest and furthest down Mill Lane, over the railway bridge and past the Recreation Ground.

The aim is to ensure everyone has fun and raise funds for local good causes. With the local villagers organising a fête day offering a wide variety of activities to keep the whole family entertained, be sure not to miss this exciting event.  To enter your own cart, please see https://reachvalleygravitygrandprix.wordpress.com.
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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand PrixThe 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.

Saturday October 3, 2015
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Start: Saturday 3rd October 2015
End: Sunday 4th October 2015

 

East Coast Challenge

The 2015 East Coast Challenge of Gravity Racing is held at various locations on the US. This event is open to ALL Gravity Racers. Any Soapbox Racer, Drift Triker, Long Boarder, Street Luger or Gravity Biker.

See the event page on facebook for details and to keep up to date with the latest news.

Sunday October 4, 2015
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Start: Saturday 3rd October 2015
End: Sunday 4th October 2015

 

East Coast Challenge

The 2015 East Coast Challenge of Gravity Racing is held at various locations on the US. This event is open to ALL Gravity Racers. Any Soapbox Racer, Drift Triker, Long Boarder, Street Luger or Gravity Biker.

See the event page on facebook for details and to keep up to date with the latest news.

Saturday October 10, 2015
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Stubby Lee Soapbox Challenge

The last Stubby Lee Soapbox Challenge was such a success that they are doing it again in October. The event will be held over 2 separate courses; qualifing in the morning on the short Moorlands track followed by racing on the long Stubby Lee.

See the Stubbylee Soapbox Challenge group on Facebook for further information.

Saturday October 31, 2015
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Brechin Cartie Race BRAVO Brechin would like to invite you to once again participate in Scotland’s biggest Gravity Cartie Race

Full details on Brechin's Halloween in the City facebook page.

SCA Championship points available.

Got any questions about this event? Please contact the organisers via their facebook page.

 

Monday May 2, 2016
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Billericay Soapbox Derby 2016

 

Spectacular!   That's the only word to describe the Rotary  Club of Billericay's planned biggest cash-raising venture in years.  Fancy being a "Boy Racer"?  Now's your chance.   So, prepare to strap up, belt up and get helmeted for the major Rotary event of 2016 in Billericay.  The Soapbox Derby!

Note the date now:  Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd, 2016.  Designated race- track (agreed by Essex Highways) - the glorious downhill run from Sun Corner down London Road towards the Western Road traffic lights.  Racing all day from 10.00 a.m. to about 5.00 p.m.  All sizes. All ages - wackier the better. The Wacky Racers will form part of the spectacular fun day.

See http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=540825&ClubID=1390 for full details.

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Tetbury Wacky Races As you would expect with just a few months to go, preparations are well underway for the fifth running of the Tetbury Lions Wacky Races soapbox derby that will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May.

Last year saw many and varied entries ranging from a galleon made from bits of a garden shed, a steam engine, a carrot, a giant cream egg and the Jamaican Bobsleigh team to name but a few and we anticipate similar creative entries this year.

So if you are considering an entry, now is the time to start planning and putting a few ideas together while leaving plenty of time to really test the vehicle before race day.

Full details are at http://www.tetburywackyraces.co.uk/

 

Saturday May 21, 2016
Sunday May 22, 2016
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Harewood Hill Climb Soapbox Challenge, Yorkshire

The Harewood hill climb soap box challenge will raise money for charity and will be a rip-roaring day of thrills and spills for teams, supporters and spectators alike. 

For full details and entry forms, please see their web site at http://soapboxchallenge.co.uk/

 

Saturday May 28, 2016
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SCA Championship Points Available

Border Bogies 2016

The Border Bogie Challenge takes place in the beautiful conservation village of Denholm in the heart of the Scottish Borders.   It's an insane, fast-paced timetrial race down a hill on a typical rural country road, (which will have been closed to vehicles for the duration, obviously!) in a homemade bogie (or a go-kart for those of you who aren't lucky enough to be Scottish).

And don't forget, for those mums and dads who are prepared to endanger their children for the entertainment of others, there will be two, possibly three kids runs in the morning for the under-sixteens.

Juniors and Senior races.
  • Classes for Soapbox Cartie, Gravity Sidecar, Gravity Bike and Pedal Bike.
  • SCA Championship points available.

Check out their web site and facebook page for further details.

 

Saturday June 11, 2016
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Start: Saturday 11th June 2016
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Coleby SoapboxThe Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 11th to 12th of June 2016. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

Sunday June 12, 2016
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Start: Saturday 11th June 2016
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Coleby SoapboxThe Coleby Soapbox Challenge will take place on 11th to 12th of June 2016. The event is organised by Hykeham Lions Club, with the proceeds going to Hykeham First Responders (Lives).

Check out the event web site for full details.

 

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Childrens Ward Bogie Race, Lancashire The Childrens Ward Bogie Race is a fundraising campaign to support and provide the best possible facilities to improve the lives of seriously sick children from the north Lancashire area.

Any money raised at the bogie race event to help to dramatically improve the children stay at the children’s ward.

Full details at http://bogierace.co.uk

Sunday June 19, 2016
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Brackley Soapbox Derby 2016 The Brackley Soapbox Derby will run in 2016 on SUNDAY JUNE 19th.

There are some changes to the running of the soapboxes for 2016 so be sure to look at the new rules and regulations carefully which are now available from the information page .

Numbers are limited this year so if you want to take part please submit your entry as early as possible.

Full details can be found at http://www.brackleysoapbox.org

Saturday June 25, 2016
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Humber Bridge Sapbox Derby 2016 The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is an annual race for amateur teams. Enter handmade carts at the same time as raising money for charity, having fun and winning prizes! Your team can consist of individual groups, apprentices, schools, colleges, designers and people working in the renewable, maritime and transport sector.

They are particularly proud of the teams who have raised significant sums of money for our previous charity partners and actively promote creative and crazy designs for all carts as well as business entries complete with company logos.

Full details and entry forms at http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/

 

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Penn House Gravity Grand Prix 2016

Penn House Grand Prix is back in 2016 on June 25th. The event includes classes for bikes, streamlined karts and roadster karts without bodywork. Full details available from the event web site and also on Facebook at Penn House Grand Prix and we have a website. Pennhousegrandprix.co.uk. For details email adrian@sbcon.co.uk.

Saturday July 2, 2016
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After the success of the first Soap Box Derby in 2015, a date has been set for the Priors Marston Soapbox Derby 2016 !

2016 promises to be bigger & better - there will be children's round (age categorized depending on how many entrants) and adults (16+) round and not forgetting and extreme course perhaps with jumps! - all powered by Adrenalin & Bravery alone.

Designs are to be wacky, wild & wonderful - fancy dress optional but there will be recognition for the best dress Soap Box & their navigator!

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/127118000957970/

Sunday July 3, 2016
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Richards Castle Soap Box 2016

The Richards Castle Soap Box Derby challenges teams to build and race carts in aid of charitable causes - carts of all shapes and sizes have raced over the years - both designed for speed and novelty!

See the Richards Castle Soap Box Derby web site for full details.

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Hinckley BID’s 7th Annual Soap Box Derby 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

Saturday July 9, 2016
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Welton Soapbox Derby 2016 30mph, 1/2 km Race Track!!!
Gravity & Sheer Courage!!!!

FEEL THE NEED; THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!!!!!!!!

Welton Soapbox Derby delivers a Spectacular array of amateur drivers racing 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 email Soapbox HQ: welton_soapbox@outlook.com

Terms & Conditions Apply

Welton Soapbox Derby is an independent nonprofit event with all revenues distributed to local charitable organisations

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1610968789192040/

Sunday July 10, 2016
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Worlaby Downhill Challenge"Worlaby is a small village located on the western edge of the Wolds near Brigg. It also has the perfect assest for Gravity Racing, The Hill. With a steep gradiant and natural bends it makes the perfect location to hold a Gravity Competition.

Apple Head Gravity Sport are holding a competition on Sunday 10 July 2016 which will start at 9:00 hrs."

Entries for this year Worlaby event will open on the 1st February. This year there will be 20 Soapbox, 5 sidecar and 12 Gravity bike places up for grabs. Entries will be taken on a first come first served basis, so please don't delay as last years event was full subscribed in 5 days.

More details at http://www.appleheadgravitysport.co.uk or on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AppleHeadGravitySport

  • Course length : ~750m
  • Average gradient : 1 in 15
  • Maximum gradient : 1 in 10
  • Typical top speed : ~40mph
Worlaby Speed Profile

Worlaby Downhill Map

 

Friday July 29, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
End: Sunday 31st July 2016
Saturday July 30, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
End: Sunday 31st July 2016
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Start: Saturday 30th July 2016
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 VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race

After the success of the second soap box derby last year, the third VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire over the weekend of the 30-31 July 2016.

Entry is free to all  those taking part. The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van. £150.00 first prize.  Enter by emailing adrian.vaughan@kelsey.co.uk

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Harfat soapbox race is go! Taking place this summer on 30th July it will be a fun family afternoon on a closed course with the emphasis on having fun.

See https://www.facebook.com/Haverfordwestsoapbox for details.

Sunday July 31, 2016
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Start: Friday 29th July 2016
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Start: Saturday 30th July 2016
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 VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race

After the success of the second soap box derby last year, the third VW Camper&Bus Show Gravity Race takes place on Soap Box Hill at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire over the weekend of the 30-31 July 2016.

Entry is free to all  those taking part. The derby is part of the camper and bus show a celebration of the classic VW Camper Van. £150.00 first prize.  Enter by emailing adrian.vaughan@kelsey.co.uk

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