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Team Weasel Triumphs at SCARE

Flying FerretTeam Weasel took the trophies for Fastest Run and Fastest Team in the senior competition at SCARE last Sunday against a small but intensely competive field of 8 carties.

20 carties took part in the Junior competition, mostly using carties built at the cartie building workshop earlier in the month, and the entry from Catterline School, built with the help of Team Weasel, was the convincing winner.

See here for more pictures.

Full results are attached below;

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Cartie For Sale : Night Train

Night TrainNight Train - the winner of the 2009 Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme and a cartie with a very successful history - is for sale. If you are interested, please contact Graeme Smith on, or phone 01625 613708
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Gravity Racing Meta Feed

RSS FeedScottishCarties is now publishing a metafeed of soap box and gravity racing related news items from around the web. You can see it over on the right (scroll down a bit) under the title "Gravity Racing Feed".

The feed pulls together news from various sources, such as soapbox team blogs and twitters, forums, ets, into one place so you can check what is happening without having to look at different sites. To keep up to date with the feed, either;

  1. Look at the 'Gravity Racing Feed' block on the right of this page
  2. Look at the meta feed page
  3. Point your favourite RSS feed reader at

If your web site publishes a feed and you'd like it to be included in the metafeed, just get in touch with us.

Buy and Sell Carties Here

The Recumbent

The Recumbent. Fourth place at Cairngorm, and now up for sale. Picture courtesy of Aaron Sneddon

With the growth in popularity of soapbox cartie in Scotland, a small market for second hand carties is starting to develop. To make it easier for people to buy and sell carties, we've set up a section on the Forum where potential buyers and sellers can post their details.

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SCARE, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Sunday 30th August 2009
Sunday 30th August 2009

SCAREThe 2009 event will take place in Mineralwell Park, Stonehaven, on Sunday August 30th at 12:00 pm.

This years event will be preceded by a workshop to help juniors build their own cartie...and the organisers will even supply the materials! For just £20, budding gravity racers (accompanied by an adult) can construct and decorate their very own machine, which they can then run down the hill in mineralwell Park at the end of the month. The workshop will be held on the Stonehaven Plainstones at 1pm on Saturday 15th August. Contact David Clayton on 01569 767666 for more information.

See for details and entry forms.

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