All-American Soap Box Derby finish line   Save
All-American Soap Box Derby finish line
Description: Photograph of the finish line at the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, 1962. The first All-American Soap Box Derby race was held in Dayton, Ohio, in 1934. The race was moved to Akron in 1935. Leaders in the Akron community saw the need for the race to have a permanent location. The Works Progress Administration began construction of Derby Downs in 1936. The national competition has been held there each August ever since. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07617
Subjects: Coaster cars; Ohio Economy--Architecture and Engineering; Racing; Sports--Ohio--History; Soap box derbies--Ohio
Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)