Ohio Memory has published a new post, “All-American Soap Box Derby!”
A long-time American tradition—the soap box derby—will be celebrated once more next weekend in Akron, Ohio, with the 76th Annual All-American Soap Box Derby! The world championships for this national youth program are held each year in July at Akron’s Derby Downs, as they have been since 1936.
Myron Scott, a Dayton Daily News photographer, established the All-American Soap Box Derby in Dayton in 1933, after witnessing a group of boys racing homemade cars pieced together out of used crates and various other scrap parts. The first race was such a success that another was planned for the following year, with support […]
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All-American Soap Box Derby!
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