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Wooden cars line up for unusual race 


The Department of Festivities of the Town Hall of the Villa of San Juan de la Rambla led by the mayor Priscila Díaz opens the registration period to participate in the third edition of the “Bajada de Carros Santa Rosalía”.

This unusual race features traditional wooden cars without engines and arose three years ago with the intention of recovering a typical custom of the area.

 Organised in collaboration with the Festival Committee in honour of Santa Rosalía in the Las Rosas neighbourhood, the deadline for requesting participation in the race is available until August 31st, and can be done in the municipal office of culture as well as in the municipal offices of San Juan.

It is of gratuitous character and only requires that the participant car is created with wood, preferably of artisan form, that fulfills the criteria of the different categories: Group A, Group B, Skeleton, Traditional and Category Pneumatic and has no type of motor whatsoever.

 Regarding the test scheduled for September 3rd, the route of one kilometre is maintained through the street Jose Manuel Rodriguez Amador, main artery of the district, with a decline which allows the cars to reach speeds of up to 50 kilometres an hour.

To enrich the test, a circuit with the installation of chicanes will be carried out and safety will be reinforced with a careful safety plan present during the whole day.

 The race, which foresees the visit of participants of Gran Canaria and La Palma, will count with five descents starting from the 10am in the morning until 3pm, with a duration of 45 minutes each.

 The “3rd Santa Rosalía Cart”, has the collaboration of Club Vivir Cuesta Abajo, the Infinite Adrenalina Sports Club and the Sports Club Enrískate G.C.