As you would expect with just a few months to go, preparations are well underway for the fifth running of the Tetbury Lions Wacky Races soapbox derby that will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May.
Last year saw many and varied entries ranging from a galleon made from bits of a garden shed, a steam engine, a carrot, a giant cream egg and the Jamaican Bobsleigh team to name but a few and we anticipate similar creative entries this year.
So if you are considering an entry, now is the time to start planning and putting a few ideas together while leaving plenty of time to really test the vehicle before race day.
Full details are at http://www.tetburywackyraces.co.uk/
The Border Bogie Challenge takes place in the beautiful conservation village of Denholm in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It's an insane, fast-paced timetrial race down a hill on a typical rural country road, (which will have been closed to vehicles for the duration, obviously!) in a homemade bogie (or a go-kart for those of you who aren't lucky enough to be Scottish).
And don't forget, for those mums and dads who are prepared to endanger their children for the entertainment of others, there will be two, possibly three kids runs in the morning for the under-sixteens.Juniors and Senior races.
- Classes for Soapbox Cartie, Gravity Sidecar, Gravity Bike and Pedal Bike.
- SCA Championship points available.
After the success of the first Soap Box Derby in 2015, a date has been set for the Priors Marston Soapbox Derby 2016 !
2016 promises to be bigger & better - there will be children's round (age categorized depending on how many entrants) and adults (16+) round and not forgetting and extreme course perhaps with jumps! - all powered by Adrenalin & Bravery alone.
Designs are to be wacky, wild & wonderful - fancy dress optional but there will be recognition for the best dress Soap Box & their navigator!
Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/127118000957970/
FEEL THE NEED; THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!!!!!!!!
Welton Soapbox Derby delivers a Spectacular array of amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, and the force of gravity!
This unique non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike; to design and build traditional or outrageous soapbox dream machines, and compete against the clock in A DOWNHILL RACE!
For an official application form, please email Soapbox HQ: email@example.com
Terms & Conditions Apply
Welton Soapbox Derby is an independent nonprofit event with all revenues distributed to local charitable organisations
Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1610968789192040/