Royal Deeside Cartie race is returning for 2022

Once again, the popular Royal Deeside Cartie race is returning for 2022, so get ready for more thrills, spills, custom carts, and crashes!

Applications are open for teams of amateur racers to design and build their own gravity powered, engine-less Carties and race them against the clock in an extreme downhill battle

More information on rules, and how to enter is available on the website page ; https://www.etiom.co.uk/royal-deeside-motor-show/cartie-race

The race will be held on Saturday 2nd July on The Kincardine castle drive as part of the Royal Deeside Motor show

…and the best themed entry will win a prize! Over the years Carties have ranged from realistic replicas to anything the imagination can conjure up. Don’t forget, you need time to build your cartie, so enter as soon as possible to guarantee your entry for 2022!

Stephen hall - Scottish Cartie Association ; “We return this year with a longer course, allowing speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. With more obstacles to tackle, the driver will have to test their skills on items like the Ski Slalom, the chicane or on of the many jumps !

The event is limited to a maximum of 40 entrants. There is a junior category (driver is 12yrs to 17yrs on the date of the race) and an adult category (driver is 18yrs and over on the date of the race).

The extravaganza is expected to draw as many as 10,000 spectators, with up to 40 Cartie carts going head-to-head in a time trial challenge.

The race is run each year as a charity fundraising event, all monies collected are donated to local charities. This year again we are looking to support Men’s Shed , A fantastic local charity. 

Soapbox racing was popularised in America and refers to an unpowered cart which is raced downhill, with gravity being the only form of propulsion. In Scotland we traditionally call a soap box a ‘Cartie’ or ‘Kert-ie’ in Doric.

A grand final will be held at the end of the day, with the top teams from each competitions Juniors and Adults categories going head-to-head to determine a final winner

Don't forget, you need time to build your Cartie, so enter as soon as possible to guarantee your entry for 2022!

Entry Fees;

- No Entry fee this year

- RDMS22 day ticket required (from £15.00)