All-American Soap Box Derby race   Save
All-American Soap Box Derby race
Description: Race cars in competition 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, when 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: AL07619
Subjects: Coaster cars; Ohio Economy--Architecture and Engineering; Racing;Sports--Ohio--History; Cultural Ohio--Ohio Sports; Soap box derbies--Ohio
Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)