Not Suitable for Jessies

Nae Jessies!The Tee shirts have arrived, courtesy of our friends at Go Fast! Sports, and very lovely they look too. Wear it and you'll be the envy of all your mates as you prove that you're no a jessie.

2009 Event Timetable

Individual practice and timed qualifying runs will take place on Saturday 25th, starting at 4.30pm and with the last run starting at 9.00pm. Group heats, semi finals and finals will be taking place on Sunday 26th, starting at 10.00am. In general, each run will take approximately 20 minutes in total, during which time the road will be closed from the bottom snow gates. After each set of runs is complete, the road will be opened to traffic again.

It's not just for Silverware...

Racers at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme will be competing for more than just silverware next weekend. As well as the pride and honour of being the first ever "King of the Mountain", the winners will also receive dinner for 2 with wine in Giovanni's Italian Restaurant and a complimentary 1 night Dinner, B&B stay, compliments of the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort.

Looking For 'Three from Three'

The Cheats at Border BogiesAn Aberdeenshire based cartie team will be looking to make it "three wins from three" when they compete at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme next weekend.

Entries Announced

Team Riley17 intrepid gravity racers will compete in the inaugural Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme for the honour of being crowned "King of the Mountain".  Teams will be travelling from as far away as Suffolk to compete over two days on the longest course in Britain.

Entries Closed

Entries for the 2009 Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme are now closed. If you would like to take part next year, please send an email to and we'll send you an email when we start accepting entries for next year's event.

There are still oportunities to get involved, however. Any help in setting up the course or marshalling during the event would be most gratefully received. If you would like to help out, please phone Stephen on 07814 195346 or send us an email.

Word's Fastest to Compete

Formula Gravity You've seen The Stig... now meet "The Twig.

"The team behind the world's fastest soapbox cart are to compete at the inaugural race in the Cairngorms.

JJ Gilmour Plays Cairngorm Hotel

Celebrating the successful release of his long awaited second album  ‘The Boy Who Didn’t Fall ,’ produced by Graeme Duffin and Sandy Jones, JJ Gilmour will be performing live at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore on Saturday July 25th

Construction Rules Updated

The Design and Safety rules have been updated with some very minor alterations. Changes are limited to the correction of some minor typographical errors and the addition of "BSI 2495-77" and "ACU Approved" to the list of acceptable helmet markings. The updated rules can be downloaded from here.

BBC ALBA to Film at Cairngorm

A film crew will be at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme to record a piece for Air An Rathad (On the Road). Two of the shows presenters will be competing using the Flying Ferret. It will be broadcast on Scotland’s newest digital channel, BBC ALBA and will aired in one of eight programmes for engine addicts this Autumn.
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