Akron – July 2014 – Soap Box Derby Day

As most people know Akron has been the home of Soap Box Derby since the 1930s. Each July kids, parents and supporters make the pilgrimage to Akron from all over the World.

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Upon arrival we made our way to the top, where the pits are. Almost immediately we met a group from New Zealand, including their pit boss.

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Also topside is the ‘Hall of Fame’, all of the winning cars, including a couple of infamous ones that were originally winners until they were found to have cheated.

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This is one sport where the girls have just as good a chance as the boys.

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The racing action was great.

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In the end it is a long day for the kids, but well worth it ….

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