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Two Days = Too Much?

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Back in 2009, the SCA ran the first two day soapbox cartie race in the UK at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme. This was to make the event more attractive to teams travelling a long way and maximise the amount of racing we could get, since access to the mountain was limited. Since then, the Dalby Forest Soapbox Derby has been the only other event to have been successfully run over two days.

Cairngorm and Dalby both finished in 2012. Two more two day races were planned for 2013; Annandale and Drumlanrig, but they were both cancelled. The main reason stated for Annandale's cancellation was insufficient entries, and although entry numbers were not a factor in the cancellation of Drumlanrig it had only had about a dozen entries when the plug was pulled. Meanwhile, one day races such as Richards Castle and Worlaby continue to attract a large numbers of entries despite both being run on the same day.

So are two day races the way forward, or do people prefer one day events? We've created a short survey to see what type of soapbox race people prefer. If you have a couple of minutes spare we'd appreciate it if you could complete it and let us know what type of races you would like to see being organised.

To take the survey, please click here.



Potential New Soap Box Race in Shropshire

Clee Hill Soap Box

Drumlanrig Gravity Grand Prix Cancelled

We are bitterly disappointed to learn that the Scottish Autofest at Drumlanrig Castle planned for the end of this month has been cancelled, and consequently the Gravity Grand Prix will now not be going ahead. 

All Gravity Grand Prix entry fees have been refunded in full.

The next (and final) race in the 2013 SCA Championship will now be the Brechin Halloween Cartie Race on 19th October.

Clones Soapbox Race, Co Monaghan, Ireland

Friday 13th September 2013
Sunday 15th September 2013


Clones Canal Soapbox Race

A challenge; the best of Ireland against the best of England, Scotland and Wales. Who is up for it? 1000 euro in prizes on offer!

This years race will feature some tweaks and adjustments this year to keep thing's fresh and exciting. See the Clones Canal Festival web site for further details.

Check out the video of last year's race here.


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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix, Berkshire

Sunday 1st September 2013
Sunday 1st September 2013

The 7th Cookham Deam Gravity Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 1st September 2013. This popular local event has been running since 2007, raising money for charity and having fun at the same time.

Full details from here.


Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix


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