Soapbox Cartie

Bedwellty Park Soap Box Derby, Blaenau Gwent

Sunday 16th September 2012

Bedwellty Park will see its first Soap Box Derby this September!

This will be a time-trial race with one cart at a time racing down one of our historic paths.  Categories are 12-17 year olds and Over 18s.  Awards will be for the fastest cart in each category, as well as the overall fastest cart.

This is also a novelty race based on the famous wager between Ironmasters Samuel Homfray of Tredegar and Penydarren Ironworks, and Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa.  Their bet was over a steam-powered locomotive carrying tons of iron over rails, and thus we will award another prize for the best locomotive-themed cart.

Little racers can also enter their teddy bears into the Bedwellty Teddy Bear Race.  The teddy bears need to race in some kind of cart too, and the winner will be established by knock-out races.  No entry form required - just bring your teddy cart and teddy bear on the day!  The fastest teddy will win a prize.

For spectators there will be food, music, and a bouncy castle for children.

If you have any questions about the Bedwellty Soap Box Derby please phone them on 01495 353370 or contact them by email.

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Marnhull Annual Soapbox Derby, Dorset

Sunday 3rd June 2012
Marnhull Soapbox Derby

Marnhull Annual Soapbox Derby to be held at Cox Hill Common Lane Marnhull North Dorset on 3rd June 2012. All eligible carts welcome to attend.

For regulations and entry form and full details contact:- Les Elsworth tel 01258 820432. mobile 07850749736.

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East Allington Whacky Races, Devon

Saturday 12th May 2012

East Allington Whacky Races Now in it’s 7th year, the East Allington Whacky Races comprises a go-kart or soap-box style race through the village of East Allington, with competitors racing time trial style for the prestigous Luscombe Trophy. A sophisticated timing system will time each of the karts as they race down East Allington’s steep hill, starting at the school, passing the church, the Fortescue Arms and the treacherous Fortescue corner and finishing outside the Village Hall. There are categories for adults as well as children and a variety of fun prizes.

The concept is simple and anyone can enter, all you need is a kart. The kart must have 4 wheels, a proper steering system and brakes and be deemed by the event safety advisor as being safe to race. Competitors must then sign their safety waiver, don their crash helmets and make their way to the top of the hill. The road is transformed into a Silver Stone style race track for the day, with safety barriers, straw bales, advertising banners and bunting lining the route and hundreds of eager spectators cheering the brave racers through the village.

As well as the racing there will be a whole host of stalls and attractions including a bouncy castle, face painting, gladiator style giant cotton bud duels, donkey rides, sports day style races, live music and a feast of food and drinks to keep the crowds sustained throughout the day.

Full details at

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Border Bogie Challenge, Denholm, Scottish Borders

Saturday 26th May 2012

SCA Championship Points AvailableBorder Bogie ChallengeBorder Bogies 2012 will take place on Saturday 26th May, and entries are open now.

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

See for details.



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Hinckley Soap Box Derby, Leicestershire

Sunday 8th July 2012
Sunday 8th July 2012

The 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.

For further details, contact Steve Wegerif.

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