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The cartie racing season in Scotland is about to get underway with the fabulous Border Bogie Challenge at Denholm this weekend. Now in its second year, Border Bogies has rapidly grown in stature and is attracting some very competitive teams from across the UK, including the every competitive Peter Pope and the always entertaining Will Gunn. Scottish teams are well represented, with The Cheats returning to defend their trophy for the best aggregate time. It will also see the first competition for Gravity Sidecar in Scotland.

Border bogies will also be the first round in the new SCA Championship, with registered teams competing for championship points and the honour of being crowned the very first SCA Champion.

 

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Formula Gravity at Gadget Show Live

Gadget Show Cartie RaceFormula Gravity - the builders of the Gadget Show cartie that narrowly lost to Lotus last year - will be exhibiting at Gadget Show Live at the Birmingham NEC this month. Formula Gravity are one of the most dedicated teams on the scene and compete in soapbox cartie races the length and breadth of the UK, so they will be a familiar sight to many. Make sure you pop along and say hello if you are in the vicinity.
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Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix

Sunday 12th September 2010
Sunday 12th September 2010

The Fourth Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 12th September 2010.

It is a fun event run by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean to raise money for The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance. The course will be from the junction of Church Road and Spring Lane to Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Up to thirty carts will compete for a variety of prizes.

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SCA to Introduce Gravity Unicycle Class

Gravity UnicycleWe in the SCA are not ones to sit on our laurels. Having succesfully introduced Gravity Sidecar to the gravity racing community earlier this year, we immediately returned to our top secret research facility in deepest, darkest Aberdeenshire to start work on our next initiative. Having just completed testing, we are proud to introduce the newest addition to the gravity racing disciplines - Gravity Unicycle. Having proved the concept, we are now refining the technical specification and expect to be able to release the finalised version by the end of August, giving potential competitors the chance to build over the winter. We plan to be running the world's first Gravity Unicycle competition early in 2011.

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Champion of Richards Castle Soap Box for sale

Soap Box For Sale Ian Astley, of Bishopstone Racing Motors, is the undisputed champion of the Richards Castle Soap Box, having competed in every one since racing began in 2004. After announcing his retirement, Mr Astley, who is in his 70s, has asked the committee to sell his kart, which has never been defeated.

Full details here and here.

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