About Formula 24 Fife
Formula 24 Fife, is a registered charity (SCIO) SC047394 and is operated by a committee with support from mentors and sponsors. We currently have three teams who design, engineer and race electric powered Greenpower Formula 24 cars. We meet on Wednesdays from 6pm until 8.30pm at Crosshill Business Centre.
Our Formula 24 Fife teams have won many podium places and came away with many trophies and medals at Scottish heats and have qualified for international finals, hear about our recent races at the international and Scottish finals in our blog. A lot of hard work goes into preparation for these races, discover what activities we do and view a selection of our photographs.
If you are interested in joining us as a helper, sponsor, fundraiser, special guest or participant, please contact us. Discover more about our recruitment and team set-up below, their activities and the history and constitution of Formula 24 Fife.
Discover more about our Formula 24 teams
F24 FIFE RECRUITMENT
We are recruiting for youth team members aged 11-25 years, STEM ambassadors, committee members and trustees. Please see details below and contact us at formula24fife at gmail.com
Aged 11-25 years old
Join as an designer, engineer or in our support team!
Professionals & community members
Join as a STEM Ambassador, or as support team member.
Support Formula 24 Fife
If you are interested in helping our worthy cause in any of the ways detailed below (or if you have any other ideas of how we can collaborate) please send your name, contact details and relevant experience to formula24fife at gmail.com, or use the contact form below.
Do you run a relevant design or engineering business, based in or around Fife? Do you want to visit us if you are consider sponsoring or mentoring us, or are you thinking about inviting our team members to visit your business? For any of these reasons, or if you have any other proposals you'd like to share, then we'd be very eager to hear from you.
Become a guest mentor
Are you a STEM Ambassador, or do you have expertise in STEM work roles (in your current or previous employment) that could benefit our teams? Please contact us and we'd be very happy to hear from you (if you want to share your skills with our eager apprentices). You could become a one-off special guest, or make a more regular appearance, we can arrange whatever suits your availability. Please get in touch and let us know your relevant skills and how you envisage you could help us.
Join our organisation
We are currently recruiting members for our Sub Committees, including Fundraising (create events, join events, grants applications), Communications (social media, press relations, visuals), and Race Organising (3 to 5 races in a calendar year). The tasks for each role can mostly be done remotely and could be shared between different volunteers. Quarterly meetings with the Steering Committee can be arranged at mutual convenience time and location.
Formula 24 Fife
If you have any relevant experience that could help with delivering design, engineering, technology or enterprise activities and wish to volunteer as a STEM Ambassador or Community Ambassador visiting us for a one-off, adhoc or regular sessions please let us know.
Please discover what we get up-to at Formula 24 Fife with quotes from our participants.
Designing Formula 24 racing cars
Quotes from the team members
“For both of ours cars we’ve used everyday items and adapted them to be the bodywork of our cars. Last year we used a recyclable plastic, inspired by a durable bin for our kit car. This year we have a normal rooftop box and have turned it into the bodywork for our new, improved custom build car.“
"We used Autodesk for our custom build bodywork and we could see if it creates drag or not and test other factors. This was a logical process but it enables us to be creative."
Engineering Formula 24 racing cars
Quotes from the team members
“Before we start building our car, we plan it all out and but sometimes things change when we realise a better alternative during the build. Some parts of the car are more challenging than others, but at all times we must have full focus.”
"We use a lot of tools and we need physical strength for non power tools. We use ingenuity for when it comes to solving problems, as we don’t have a lot of resources, so we have to make do with what we have.”
Racing Formula 24 racing cars
Quotes from the team members:
“When I first started on the racetracks, I was in the pit crew, this was a good way to learn the responsibilities of supporting the driver. Now with racing and as much as driving is a thrilling sport you need to take precautions, like not going too fast on corners and you need to be aware of those around you, as well as being aware of the marshals for warnings to slow down or stop.”
"I could feel the adrenaline pumping through my veins as I climbed into our car, people rushed back and forth, all doing their own thing. My team helped buckle me in and before I know it, I’m zooming across the race track. My eyes dart left and right, always looking for cars and cones. It feels like I’m flying when I turn the sharp corners, my mouth betraying me and splitting into a grin. After a few laps alone I finally see a chance to overtake a fellow racer, I eye the space beside the car and try to figure out how long I have until a corner comes and snatched away the chance".
“Its good to race the car knowing you built it, you feel a sense of pride something you have built is a racing success. The car is fast and it feels like Formula 1 as you are low down it feels a lot faster than 20 mph, like 50 or 60 mph".
Other Formula 24 team activities
The team mates are consulted with many aspects of running the charity, like what to spend the budget on and how to raise funds. Fundraising activities have included a swimathon, bag packing at supermarkets, a treasure hunt and a vintage tea party. The team mates do admin associated with their activities too, like researching and purchasing parts and they won Greenpower award for keeping a terrific portfolio of their work, and for the smartness of their team uniforms and they way they engage with marshalls and other teams. They have also done the paperwork of evidence of their work to achieve an AQA Engineering qualification and an Industrial Cadet award.
Join us as a participant
If you have kit car or engineering experience
If you wish to join as a participant are between 13-18 years old and have developed a kit car and/or have engineering experience please contact us to consider joining us now.
If you have no kit car or engineer experience
If you have no experience and wish to join as a participant, please contact us to register your interest in joining us. We are recruiting for a new kit car team for ages 11-13 years. We are also recruiting project managers and social media manager aged 13-18 years old. No experience is necessary as long as you have the passion and commitment to dedicate to this project.
F24 FIFE SPONSORS
Thank you to all of our incredible supporters and partners in 2018 season. Get in touch to become a sponsor!
Please contact us formula24fife at gmail.com if you wish us to help us raise funds by sponsorship, event support, or wish us to attend and participate in your event or even if you wish to become our Fundraising Volunteer.
Sponsor our teams
We need sponsors to keep the charity and the programme running. Without you, we can not continue to operate. We can design a custom package for your branding on our race cars, race outfits, and communications. We are keen for supplier sponsors aswell as cash sponsors. If you're interested, please send us your contact details and we'll be in touch asap.
Designing, engineering and racing - read all about it!
FORMULA 24 FIFE TEAMS
Fife Lightnin' & Bragin' Fifers
Greenpower Formula 24 International Finals
with Renishaw F24+ champs
F24 & F24+ international finals
Race van sponsor
Turner Van Hire - Perth
loading at Brag Enterprises
Best Presented Team award
Sponsors - McGill Motorsports - kit sponsor
IET Engineering Award
F24 Scottish Championships
The award winning design
Benarty Community Shop
Grampian Transport Museum
Kit Car 1st, F24 3rd
Grampian Transport Museum
F24 Scottish Champions
Siemens EIT Engineering Award
USA Jaguar Classic Race
F24 Greenpower Finals U.S.A
Team and mentors
F24 U.S.A 'Spirit Award' Winners
F24 FIFE COMMITTEE AND MENTORS
The supporting team
Please get in touch if you have passion and experience for design, engineering and/or motorsport.
Become regular or guest STEM mentor
For any subjects: design, engineering, motorsport and enterprise
Join our Sub Committee
Volunteer the time you can for any:
Fundraising and Communications
History of Formula 24 Fife [SCIO]
Our charity was set up to help build fun, accessible and career building opportunities in STEM activities and qualifications via the Greenpower Formula 24 scheme. Our project was previously operated for three years by the Youth Development team at the organisation Brag Enterprise, who now run Greenpower Scotland and help other Formula 24 teams set up throughout the country. Previously Kirsten and Ann, Youth Development Officers at Brag Enterprise , also helped Flyin' Fifers F24 Plus team set up and achieve success over two years.
Formula 24 Fife is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC047394
The organisation’s constitution purposes are: