July 29th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: The Sharp End of the Soap Box Derby, by Orin Zebest on Flickr
July 29th is... All American Soap Box Derby Day, International Tiger Day, National Lasagna Day, National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day, National Chicken Wing Day, National Lipstick Day, National Rain Day, To the Moon Day (NASA founded in 1958), Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities and coloring pages...

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: Tallmadge Hill: The Story of the 1935 All-American Soap Box Derby, by Ronald Reed (Author). Publisher: iUniverse (March 8, 2013)All American Soap Box Derby 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.

Image: Soap Box Car Racing T-Shirt Gift Idea Pine Wood Car ShirtSoap Box Racing T-shirt -- Whether you're into the miniature pinewood cars or the sit-in soapbox cars, this t-shirt is for you. It was made to depict the fun and exhilaration of both.

Build a winning soap box derby car -- Aerodynamics, Energy, Weight, Suspension, Alignment, Practice/Testing, Design and Construction

Soap Box Derby Street Sign -- Made from durable aluminum with outdoor UV resistant material, not cheap plastic or pape

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
Easy Soap Box Derby Car Build
Soap Box Derby Papercraft
Soap Box Derby coloring pages

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