2013 East Coast Challenge NOT just soap box

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2013 East Coast Challenge NOT just soap box

Postby drscope » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:23 pm

The East Coast Challenge began in 2009 as a way for east coast underground soap box groups to compete against each other to see who was the best. Since that time it has grown into the single most important event for Independent/Illegal/Underground/Outlaw soapbox racers in the country.

We have consistently had racers from California, Wisconsin, and Georgia, make the trip to the northeast to compete with the east coast groups from Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Independent/Illegal/Underground/Outlaw soapbox is an extreme sport.

The Independent/Illegal/Underground/Outlaw designation simply comes from the fact that we do not adhere to, or follow the rules of the All American Soap Box Derby. Independent/Illegal/Underground/Outlaw soapbox is NOT for kids!

We do not run 2 identical kit built spec cars at a time on a controlled, closed straight course. The cars are all "run what you brung" free style home builds constructed to a few simple rules to insure maximum driver safety. We run on extreme hills and we run ALL the cars at one time.

The East Coast Challenge is a 6 race elimination event where we start with ALL the entrants and eliminate a few cars each run until we are down to only 2 for the final race. Each race is run on a different hill that offers it's own individual challenges.

Many of our courses exceed 2 miles in length and it is not uncommon for the cars to reach speeds in the high 60mph range.

We are interested in opening the East Coast Challenge to additional gravity disciplines. Luge, Long Board, Gravity Bikes, Gravity side cars, etc. If it uses gravity only as a power source, we would like to talk to you about running in your own group at this event.

You can learn more about Independent/Illegal/Underground/Outlaw soapbox and the ECC at http://www.downhillmisfits.com or at https://sites.google.com/site/gravityecc/
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Re: 2013 East Coast Challenge NOT just soap box

Postby David Eberhard » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:48 pm

what state is this gonna be held in and how much is registration for the race??, sound like a great time :D
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Re: 2013 East Coast Challenge NOT just soap box

Postby drscope » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:57 pm

The 2013 event came and went and those of us that attended all had a GREAT time.

Sorry you missed it if or didn’t get answers to your posts, but again, we are gravity car guys and don’t spend much time dealing with you guys who run on little wheels. So we didn’t pay enough attention to this post last year to give you the answers you needed on time.

We are in the very early stages of planning for the 2014 Easy Coast Challenge and we would like to hear back from any of you Luge guys, Long Board Guys, Gravity Bike guys, Skate Car Guys, GF1 car guys, or anything else guys that roll down hill who would like to attend.

Again, remember what you do is only associated to what we do by the fact that we use a hill! So we don’t know what your specific needs and desires are when it comes to attending and participating in this event.

We want your attendance and we want to design an event that you will be happy with and want to come back to. In order to do that we need to hear from you!

So PLEASE, if you have interest, don’t sit and wait for something to happen! LET US KNOW! Post on these face book pages and let us know! Speak up! We don’t come back to this street luge board often and as we get closer to the event and more involved in the planning I’m sure we will actually have less and less time or focus to come back here and check for responses.

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