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National Hamburger Day
-- The Soap Box is a youth soapbox car racing program which has been run in the United States since 1934. In 1933 Myron Scott, a photographer for Dayton, Ohio newspaper Dayton Daily News, put together an impromptu race for 19 boys. There was so much interest that Scott arranged a bigger race, with prize money for August 19.
An amazing crowd of 362 kids showed up with homemade cars built of orange crates, sheet tin, wagon and baby-buggy wheels....Source
Read: Tallmadge Hill: The Story of the 1935 All-American Soap Box Derby, by Ronald Reed
-- Ronald Reed is first, and foremost, a derby fan. Growing up in suburban Akron, he attended his first All American race in 1949 at age seven. Since then he has missed only three. By his personal account, he has witnessed more national derby races than any living person. He never raced as a boy, lacking the skill to construct a racer. As he explains it,
The trouble was everything I made looked like I made it.
Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
• Printable Soap Box Derby Tournament Brackets
• Pinewood Derby Printables
• Soap Box Derby Car Favor Box : DIY Printable PDF
• Printable Sports Certificates
• Build a winning soap box derby car
• Easy Soap Box Derby Car Build
• Soap Box Derby Papercraft
• Soap Box Derby coloring pages
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