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Soap Box Derby - Napier Art Deco Festival 2019

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7 Tennyson Street

Napier, Hawke's Bay

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SOAP BOX DERBY - NAPIER ART DECO FESTIVAL 2019

Sponsored by Conroy Removals & Pit Stop Napier, organised by the Ahuriri Sunrise Rotary Club.

One of the festival’s most popular events! The annual Soap Box Derby competition, where children and parents race their home-made carts to the thrills of the thousands who come to watch and cheer them on.

Note! The mustering area is in Herschell Street between the Art Deco Centre and MTG Hawkes Bay. Scrutineering in Herschell Street (access via Browning Street) at 9.30am, first race at 10.30am.

Race Rules

  • Each cart shall have a driver and a pusher.
  • There will be a restricted push zone at the top of the course - carts can be pushed only in this zone and must then be let go.
  • Drivers must wear cycle helmets.
  • Deco dress is recommended for all drivers and pushers.
  • Each race will have a maximum number of carts, determined by the judges.
  • Heats will be held to accommodate all carts.
  • Carts may be entered in more than one class with appropriate drivers/pushers.
  • Carts have one entry per class.
  • First cart past the post is the winner.
  • Pedal cars may be entered buy may be handicapped.
  • All entrants enter these races at their own risk.
  • All entrants must be the specified age as at race day - Sunday 17th February 2019.
  • Race directions are at the discretion of the stewards and instructions are to be followed by entrants at all times.

Cart Specifications

  • All carts must be available for scrutineering by 9.30am on race day.
  • Carts shall be in a safe condition.
  • Carts must have brakes and be able to stop unaided.
  • All carts must have at least 3 wheels but no more than 6 wheels.
  • Maximum wheel diameter 600mm.
  • The maximum cart length is 2.5 metres.
  • Carts must be capable of being steered.
  • There shall be no dangerous extrusions from the cart.
  • Each cart shall have provision for a number. Numbers will be allocated by judges on final inspection.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top three placings in each category/class plus special prizes for:

  • Best Effort and Design
  • Best Cart & Crew Outfits
  • Best Art Deco Cart
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