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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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SCA Championship Registration Online

The Cheats at Catterline
The Cheats at Catterline in 2009 - probably would have won the championship last year, if there had been one...

Reckon you've got a quick cartie? 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 Scottish cartie racing calendar kicks off on 22nd May at the Border Bogie Challenge in the delightful village of Denholm near Hawick in the Scottish Borders, and this year - as if the privilege of taking part in this tremendous event was not enough - teams can also gain points which will count towards an overall championship held across all the major Scottish events.

Registration for the inaugural SCA Championship costs a mere £10 and can be completed in minutes via our online registration page. If you are planning to take part in more than one event this year, why not add to the excitement and see if you can become the very first SCA Champion. There are separate classes for soapbox and gravity sidecar, and you don't even need to be Scottish to take part!

Click here for full details and a list of all the events taking part in the SCA Championship.


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New Soapbox Race for 2010

News has reached us of the latest soapbox race to be added to the UK soapbox racing calendar. Dalby Forest, near Pickering in North Yorkshire, has been the venue for street luge events in the past but will be playing host to soapbox carties for the first time at the end of 28th & 29th August 2010. The soapbox race will be held over two days, with time trials on Saturday 28th and head to head racing on Sunday 29th.

The course is one mile of fast bends, and speeds in excess of 50mph are expected.

Entries are limited to 20 teams, first come first served. See here for further details, including a video of the course.


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