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Aldington Soapbox Derby 2013

29/08/2013

After a 2 year wait its back! and this time we came with a whole new soapbox racer, yes its the Aldington Soapbox Derby. As usual the quaint little village of Aldington was packed out for the day with people from far and wide to witness the thrills and spills. This year would be our 4th at the event and we only ran one soapbox this time, Stealth, which is our latest creation formed of parts from The Graviton and Little Green Bass Machine based on the theme of a Stealth Fighter. Our stand took the the theme of an RAF air ground coinciding with our event video which compares the evolution of flight to the build and race of our soapbox. The kart done well, not as quick as Graviton but held its own at over 30mph, topping out at 35-36mph on the final straight. Mark took the wheel for the first race, Darren in the 2nd and 3rd (as his first run hadn’t been timed) and Gareth for the 6 man knockout. We won a trophy for coming 3rd out of the team event which we were secretly really pleased about. There weren’t to many spills, and for the few that did happen there were no major injuries or fatalities! We say a huge thank you to all who supported us and helped us raise £110 for charity, and an even bigger thankyou to the event organizers who make this possible, next derby… 2015… I feel sure we will be signing an entry form.

 

See our video at http://youtu.be/NJmtn5iCcaU

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Aldington, packed once more1185890_10201976031151659_1308767999_n

X Tractor makes its way through the smoke of Millie the Moth1240460_10201976022311438_1390847873_n

Mark races StealthTWSA20130826B_027_C soapbox

This shot of Darren being pushed by Dan and Gaz is from the Folkestone HeraldIMG_1648

Darren and MirzaIMG_1668

Being presented with our trophyIMG_1673

Proud owners of this trophyIMG_8368

Our RAF themed standIMG_8451

Mark gazes over his creationIMG_8525

Millie the Moth takes flightvlcsnap-2013-08-29-14h33m07s46

Snapshot from the video… http://youtu.be/NJmtn5iCcaU

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