Latest Soapbox Racing News
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.
Full details at http://www.speeddown.be/SpeeddownInt.html
SCA CartieSim - the world's only software for calculating gravity racer speed - has just got better.
New features include;
- Create new courses using the new route finder with just a few clicks.
- Calculate optimum speed trap position
- Choose what units you want to use for speed, gradient, etc. (e.g. mph, kph, feet, metres, etc.)
- Easily change your carties weight, drag coefficient, etc to see what effect it has
News has reached us that the Lotus 119 Series soapbox racers have been sold.
The racers were built to race at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the fully enclosed 119C was never beaten. After the Goodwood FoS ended their soapbox racing in 2004, the 119 series were retired and used predominantly for display, although they were occasionally wheeled out to appear on TV.
It is understood that a deal has been done to sell all three of the racers to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Alabama, so it seems that these iconic British soapbox racers will never be seen in the UK or on a race track again.