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Kenmore man builds duplicate '39 Soap Box Derby car
Tonawanda News — In 1939, Peter Giarraffa of Kenmore, then 13-years-old, designed and built a soapbox derby car for the gigantic Soap Box Derby race on Best Street in Buffalo. The Soap Box Derby, a youth car racing program, has been run in the United ...
The History of Soap Box Derby
The success of Scott's inaugural race prompted Editor & Publisher, a monthly magazine focused on the newspaper industry, to run a story, and newspapers across the country took Scott's lead, sponsoring their own soapbox races. In April 1938, the ...
Major annual charity fund raising event at Richards Castle saved after facing ... - Ludlow Advertiser
Major annual charity fund raising event at Richards Castle saved after facing ...
“A big thank you goes out to the tremendous response from the village, race competitors and media who have shown enthusiasm and keenness to see Richard's Castle's Soap Box Derby continue into 2014 and beyond,” said organising committee chairman ...
This popular race will be back for a third year in 2014. More details in due course.
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The Penn House Grand Prix in Buckinghamshire will return in 2014 after a very successful first run last year. The course is quite a challenge technically with what we think is the only steep uphill section in the UK!
This year there will be three classes, an open class and a two formula classes for karts with and without bodywork. The formula classes will have trictly enforced weight limits for complete fairness. It again runs on the long, winding private driveway of a grand country house.
For full details visit http://www.pennhousegrandprix.co.uk.
Now in it’s 9th year, the East Allington Whacky Races comprises a go-kart or soap-box style race through the village of East Allington, with competitors racing time trial style for the prestigous Luscombe Trophy. A sophisticated timing system will time each of the karts as they race down East Allington’s steep hill, starting at the school, passing the church, the Fortescue Arms and the treacherous Fortescue corner and finishing outside the Village Hall. There are categories for adults as well as children and a variety of fun prizes.
See http://www.eastallingtonwhackyraces.co.uk/ for full details.
The 2014 Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday July 13th on Hanway Common, near Ludlow in Shropshire.
The course is 550m in length, with a vertical drop of 50m and can give speeds in excess of 40mph. Full details at richardscastlesoapbox.co.uk.
Allegany Museum to host state sports history exhibit in 2015
“While our unique official state sports are jousting and lacrosse, sailing races on the Chesapeake Bay also figure into Maryland's sporting legacy. But there are more stories to unearth, including the Hot Sox ball field in Galesville, soapbox derby ...