International Soap Box Derby

International Soap Box Derby Mission To build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration, fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculum, and other community-focused activities.
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The International Soap Box Derby is an international nonprofit organization. The Derby's two youth initiatives are the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby racing program and the STEM-based Education Program, which provides educational opportunities for K-12 youth worldwide through Soap Box Derby racing. The Derby dates back to 1934, when the first All-American race was held in Dayton, Ohio. Visit www.aasbd.org to start racing!

The International Soap Box Derby is an international nonprofit organization. The Derby's two youth initiatives are the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby racing program and the STEM-based Education Program, which provides educational opportunities for K-12 youth worldwide through Soap Box Derby racing. The Derby dates back to 1934, when the first All-American race was held in Dayton, Ohio. Visit www.aasbd.org to start racing!

Mission: The International Soap Box Derby® is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration, fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculum, and other community-focused activities. Core Values & Drivers: Youth Education and Leadership Development • Family Engagement and Enrichment • Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance • Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Teamwork and Collaboration • Mentoring • Volunteerism • Commitment to Community

Operating as usual

Learn how to program with our G3 digiRacer program! Learn more at g3edu.soapboxderby.org.#SoapBoxDerby #STEM #Coding
09/04/2020

Learn how to program with our G3 digiRacer program! Learn more at g3edu.soapboxderby.org.

#SoapBoxDerby #STEM #Coding

#ThrowBackThursdayIn 1997 the All-American Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame was established. Myron E. Scott was the first to ...
09/04/2020

#ThrowBackThursday

In 1997 the All-American Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame was established. Myron E. Scott was the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame followed by Bain E. "Shorty" Fulton, Jim Schlemmer, Jimmy Stewart, and Wilbur Shaw.

Join us in Acme's Community Cash Back event! All you have to do is send us your receipt.Help support the SBD by followin...
09/01/2020

Join us in Acme's Community Cash Back event! All you have to do is send us your receipt.

Help support the SBD by following 2 easy steps:
1) Buy store brands at your local Acme Fresh Market and save you receipts.
2) send us your receipts at 1000 George Washington Blvd., Akron, OH 44312

We are excited to get back to racing! Thank you to all of the volunteers who have worked hard to get back on the track s...
08/31/2020
Rally Race Schedule - Soap Box Derby

We are excited to get back to racing! Thank you to all of the volunteers who have worked hard to get back on the track safely. Check out the September Rally schedule...

Bowling Green, KY 9/12/20 - 9/13/20
Bristol, CT 9/12/20 - 9/13/20
Cleveland, OH 9/12/20 - 9/13/20
Central Florida (Sanford, FL) 9/19/20
Columbus, OH 9/19/20 - 9/20/20
Pennyrile (Madisonville, KY) 9/19/20 - 9/20/20
Akron, OH 9/26/20 - 9/27/20
Arlington, MA 9/26/20 - 9/27/20
Greater Chicago (Chicago, IL) 9/26/20 - 9/27/20
Omaha, NE 9/26/20 - 9/27/20

Check out more Rally races at bit.ly/SBDrallyschedule

#RollingForward #Momentum #SoapBoxDerby

Rally races are held across the United States June through May. Rally racers may accumulate points to qualify for the First Enery All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race (See current Rule Book). Rally racers may also choose to attend rally races just to get some experience in their car.....

The International Soap Box Derby is canceling all community and private events at Derby Downs for the remainder of the 2...
08/28/2020

The International Soap Box Derby is canceling all community and private events at Derby Downs for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Much like the cancellation of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship race, the decision to cancel these events is based on an abundance of caution for the health of patrons, their families, volunteers, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation is because of the concern for the health of everyone who would be participating in the events as they would be traveling to Akron.

For the list of canceled events visit bit.ly/32ua2jc

Learn how to code with our G3 digiRacer activity!g3edu.soapboxderby.org#Coding #SoapBoxDerby #RollingForward #Momentum
08/27/2020

Learn how to code with our G3 digiRacer activity!

g3edu.soapboxderby.org

#Coding #SoapBoxDerby #RollingForward #Momentum

#TriviaTuesdayHow long is the World Famous Derby Downs track in feet?#RollingForward #SoapBoxDerby
08/25/2020

#TriviaTuesday

How long is the World Famous Derby Downs track in feet?

#RollingForward #SoapBoxDerby

#MotivationMonday"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder th...
08/24/2020

#MotivationMonday

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do." – Derek Jeter

#RollingForward #Momentum #SoapBoxDerby

#ThrowBackThursdayIn 1992, a new headquarters building opened on the west side of the track's run-out area.
08/20/2020

#ThrowBackThursday

In 1992, a new headquarters building opened on the west side of the track's run-out area.

Now this is cool! Always glad to support our partners over at Danbury Senior Living!#momentum #rollingforward #soapboxde...
08/19/2020

Now this is cool! Always glad to support our partners over at Danbury Senior Living!

#momentum #rollingforward #soapboxderby

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TODAY IS THE DAY!!
With this years “Senior Day at the Soap Box Derby" being cancelled, we are incredibly grateful to the International Soap Box Derby for sponsoring our own Derby Day!

This was the highlight of the summer- Sno Cones & Popcorn and trophies for everyone!

It's that time again! Acme's Community Cash Back that supports non-profits has returned!Help support the SBD by followin...
08/18/2020

It's that time again! Acme's Community Cash Back that supports non-profits has returned!

Help support the SBD by following 2 easy steps:
1) Buy store brands at your local Acme Fresh Market and save you receipts.
2) send us your receipts at 1000 George Washington Blvd., Akron, OH 44312

#MotivationMonday"Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." - Michael Jordan
08/17/2020

#MotivationMonday

"Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." - Michael Jordan

Good job Indy! Glad to see you racing safely. 😀
08/17/2020
Soap Box Derby

Good job Indy! Glad to see you racing safely. 😀

Even though fans aren't allowed at the Indy 500, there was still an opportunity for some race fun at the Indianapolis "Soap Box Derby" Mayor's Cup.

Great partners like A Kid Again - Northern Ohio make doing things like this an easy decision!#Momentum #SoapBoxderby #ro...
08/17/2020

Great partners like A Kid Again - Northern Ohio make doing things like this an easy decision!

#Momentum #SoapBoxderby #rollingforward

Ladies and gentleman, start your engines!

For the safety of all of our families and volunteers, we had to cancel our in-person Adventure with the International Soap Box Derby, but thanks to generosity of our friends at the Soap Box Derby and GPD Group Employees' Foundation, we were able to bring the Adventure to our families! Over 250 children received a special Mini Soap Box Derby Car Kit, along with a curriculum book and information on how to build their own tracks using common household items! The Soap Box Derby even shared this video with us that provides step by step instructions on how to build their cars! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LTb35-Als8

We are so lucky to have two incredible partners like International Soap Box Derby and GPD Group Employees' Foundation who understand the importance of our Adventures and help us continue our mission of providing hope, happiness and healing for families raising children with life-threatening illnesses, especially during this time!

FAMILIES!: Don't forget to send us photos and videos of you building, decorating and using your cars! We can't wait to see the fun you're having!

We are sorry to hear about the loss of Claude Smith, Akron's first All-American champ in 1941. Thoughts and prayers go o...
08/15/2020
Akron's first All-American derby champ dies at 93

We are sorry to hear about the loss of Claude Smith, Akron's first All-American champ in 1941. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

bit.ly/3az8hF1

Claude Smith, who made history in 1941 as the first Akron kid to win the All-American Soap Box Derby, has reached the finish line.Smith died Tuesday in

Donating $5 helps to keep the Derby #RollingForward. For every $25 donated, the Derby will donate a G3 STEM education Mi...
08/14/2020

Donating $5 helps to keep the Derby #RollingForward. For every $25 donated, the Derby will donate a G3 STEM education Mini Soap Box Derby Car to a student in need.

You can donate at donate.soapboxderby.org.

#5DollarFriday #SoapBoxDerby #Momentum

#ThrowBackThursday1979 Sr. Champ, Craig Kitchen from Akron, OH.#SoapBoxDerby #Momentum #RollingForward
08/14/2020

#ThrowBackThursday

1979 Sr. Champ, Craig Kitchen from Akron, OH.

#SoapBoxDerby #Momentum #RollingForward

08/11/2020
2020 Soap Box Derby Awards Show

*ICYMI*

Check out the link to the video where we thank everyone for all they did for the 2020 FEAASBD. Take a moment while we recognize our Champs, HoF Inductees, and PYVS Award winners.

bit.ly/2020SBDRecognition

This video recognizes the Champs, Hall of Fame inductees, as well as the Presidents Youth Volunteer Service Award winners from 2020. A special thanks to: And...

A-Team and Racing Commission applications are now being accepted until September 7! Click here to learn more and apply -...
08/10/2020

A-Team and Racing Commission applications are now being accepted until September 7! Click here to learn more and apply --> https://bit.ly/2Moyf5a

08/07/2020
2020 Soap Box Derby Awards Show

We are proud to announce our something special! We wanted to thank everyone for all they did for the 2020 FEAASBD. Sit back and relax while we recognize our Champs, HoF Inductees, and PYVS Award winners.

bit.ly/2020SBDRecognition

This video recognizes the Champs, Hall of Fame inductees, as well as the Presidents Youth Volunteer Service Award winners from 2020.

The ISBD has received a $30,000-grant from the Summit County Community Development Block Grant to place the Soap Box Der...
08/05/2020

The ISBD has received a $30,000-grant from the Summit County Community Development Block Grant to place the Soap Box Derby's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Programs in seven Summit County school districts. More than more than 940 students will benefit from this grant.

Visit bit.ly/SBDCDBG2020 for the full story.

#Momentum #RollingForward #SoapBoxDerby

Experience the Thrill of the Hill at home with our G3 STEM Mini Soap Box Derby Car and digiRacer programs! Visit g3edu.s...
08/05/2020

Experience the Thrill of the Hill at home with our G3 STEM Mini Soap Box Derby Car and digiRacer programs!

Visit g3edu.soapboxderby.org.

#Momentum #G3Education #G3MiniCar

#MotivationMonday"I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." – Michael Jordan
08/03/2020

#MotivationMonday

"I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." – Michael Jordan

We have something special in the works! Stay tuned to see what it is!#SoapBoxDerby #Momentum #RollingForward #Family
08/01/2020

We have something special in the works! Stay tuned to see what it is!

#SoapBoxDerby #Momentum #RollingForward #Family

Get them while they last! There are still some FREE G3 Mini Soap Box Derby Car kits available! All you have to do is sto...
07/29/2020

Get them while they last! There are still some FREE G3 Mini Soap Box Derby Car kits available! All you have to do is stop out at Legacy motors of Akron at 1277 Home Ave in Akron, OH.

#Momentum #G3MiniCar #SoapBoxDerby

We missed seeing everyone at what would have been the 83rd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship th...
07/27/2020

We missed seeing everyone at what would have been the 83rd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship this past weekend. We would like to recognize the Champs and volunteers who would have been here in Akron at Derby Downs and say thank you for all of your continued support!

Stay tuned for something special that we are creating for Derby Nation!

#SoapBoxDerby #Momentum #RollingForward #Family

Want a hands-on fun activity you can do at home? Check out our G3 Super Stock Car Activity at g3edu.soapboxderby.org!#Mo...
07/23/2020

Want a hands-on fun activity you can do at home? Check out our G3 Super Stock Car Activity at g3edu.soapboxderby.org!

#Momentum #SoapBoxDerby #G3SuperStock #G3Education

There are still some FREE G3 Mini Soap Box Derby Car kits available! All you have to do is stop out at Legacy motors of ...
07/22/2020

There are still some FREE G3 Mini Soap Box Derby Car kits available! All you have to do is stop out at Legacy motors of Akron at 1277 Home Ave in Akron, OH.

#Momentum #G3MiniCar #SoapBoxDerby

What year were the first sanctioned rally races run where racers accumulated points to earn a "wildcard" slot in the fie...
07/21/2020

What year were the first sanctioned rally races run where racers accumulated points to earn a "wildcard" slot in the field for the All-American Soap Box Derby?

#TriviaTuesday

#MotivationMonday"How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whe...
07/20/2020

#MotivationMonday

"How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser."– Lou Holtz

This weeks Derby Senior Spotlight.Caroline Stead is a 2nd generation racer that raced in the Bucks County PA Soap Box De...
07/18/2020

This weeks Derby Senior Spotlight.

Caroline Stead is a 2nd generation racer that raced in the Bucks County PA Soap Box Derby from 2006 thru 2014. Winning Stock, Super Stock and Masters divisions placing 5th at the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in the Masters division. She attended Susquehanna University, where she just graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry and will begin her teaching career as a Secondary Science Teacher this fall.

Good luck Caroline!

#ThrowBackThursdayIn 1998 Dennis Haskins who played Principal Richard Belding in the TV series "Saved by the Bell" atten...
07/16/2020

#ThrowBackThursday

In 1998 Dennis Haskins who played Principal Richard Belding in the TV series "Saved by the Bell" attended the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships!

You can still get your FREE G3 Mini Soap Box Derby Car kit! All you have to do is stop on out at Legacy motors of Akron ...
07/15/2020

You can still get your FREE G3 Mini Soap Box Derby Car kit! All you have to do is stop on out at Legacy motors of Akron located at 1277 Home Ave, Akron, OH.

#Momentum #G3MiniCar

Learn how to program with our G3 digiRacer program! Learn more at g3edu.soapboxderby.org.#SoapBoxDerby #STEM #Coding
07/14/2020

Learn how to program with our G3 digiRacer program! Learn more at g3edu.soapboxderby.org.

#SoapBoxDerby #STEM #Coding

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Just found these in my loft from my time as Ireland 86 champ
Wonderful footage of the Soap Box Derby parades from 1963-1968. (Original video from the First Energy YouTube page)
Cleaning out the 100 year old garage of my family's rental property I stumbled across my old Soap Box Derby car from the mid 80's! The paint is still in perfect condition.
What are open days and hours of parts department?
No Akron this year..... This is a terrible tragedy for all the rally families as well as the kids who mainly race only locally. They all missed their shot at lifelong Akron memories this year. Fret not race enthusiasts. NDR Nationals in Indy this year will be your FIRST opportunity to see friends from around the country and have your championship races. This year's event is looking to be THE year to prove you have the best driver and car in the nation. Bragging rights have never been higher. With that said, this year I am expecting a return of a large field NDR national event. Looking forward to seeing everyone Labor Day weekend. Lots of fun, competition and friends - both old and new. Cheers Craig
#COVID19 #83SBDerby #DerbyNation | Keep the faith - In his weekly virtual town hall on Monday, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said he hopes to have swimming pools and splash pads open July 1.
AASBD track record from current gate position (old steel ramps): 26.585 set in 2011 Driver Sheri Anne Lazowski and crew chief Mark Overmyer
Together, we have an opportunity to help memories live beyond #COVID19 - #83SBDerby
This summer is the 10th Anniversary of the filming of "25 Hill." It was such an exciting summer and the community involvement and excitement were palpable. I think a ten-year reunion during race week would be a great opportunity to bring back the excitement! The two-child stars, along with Corbin Bernsen's return would create a novel venue! How many of you were there during the filming? Corbin Bernsen All American Soap Box Derby
Anyone out there have a extra Brian Hunt string crossbind set up they would sell? Pm please need ASAP
The Wine Merchant The next time you are in Akron, Ohio, whatever you do, don't miss a trip to "The Wine Merchant". My first trip to the Wine Merchant was in 1976. Ahhh '76! Do you remember? The rain, and a dead heat for first place. What a race. But anyway, I was lucky enough to visit The Wine Merchant with Norm Holmes, Earle and Kenny Blair, and others. I think Sam Gupton was with us, but I can't remember for sure. It impressed everybody that John Piscazzi, the owner knew me, and gave us a private room. Actually, I had called John earlier, and told him that I had read about "The Wine Merchant" in Playboy Magazine, and that I had a few friends from all over the USA, that wanted to try his fine food. I will never forget the "Filet of Sole" on a bed of spinach. One of the all time best entrees' that I have ever had. A few years later, Bobby Nickoli and I slipped out to The Merchant one night, when everybody else had something to do. David Russo, a chef that studied in the kitchens of "Emeril's" in New Orleans, was cooking for John by now. David planted an herb garden out behind the Merchant. This insures that he has the seasoning that he wants. He makes the bread every day. He even makes his own Worcestershire sauce. Now he sounds like a Soapbox Derby man. I skipped the soup, but Bobby had the smoked pork and red bean soup with a chive cream, and fried tortilla chips. It met his approval, and it did look good. We didn’t have micro breweries in Columbus, GA back then, but John had a selection of four micro brewery beers. Bobby ordered one, and I selected another for our first round, so we could half them, and sample both. Then we split the other two, and that enabled us to sample all four without drinking over two beers total. They all proved to be winners. Now you know that Akron makes something else that is good, beside tires and blimps. For appetizers, I recommend the Napoleon of Puff Pastry with a sauté of fresh shrimp, baby bok Choy, artichoke hearts, and a saffron cream. We both ordered the arugula and Belgium endive salad with infused vanilla bean oil, a splash of orange juice, and goats milk cheese, an excellent salad. I was hoping that Bobby would try the vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes, prosciutto di Parma, fresh basil, baby lettuces, with old monk extra virgin olive oil for his salad, so I could sample it ... but maybe next time. Mr. John does have excellent wine. With a name like "The Wine Merchant" you have to be good. With a different selection for each course, you begin to feel warm under the ears. For my entree', I had to try the grilled swordfish with a Sauté of Louisiana crawfish sauce, and fried onion crisps. Twenty-four hours earlier, this fish had been in the water, then on a plane to Akron. Bobby had the two inch French cut veal chop, with roasted rosemary new potatoes, and a natural essence. Excellent ... excellent! This was all good, but I will have to tell you that the dessert was awesome. Fresh raspberries and blue berries with farm fresh cream, and a flaky pastry. Mmmmm !!
Hey everyone! Does anyone have a pink stock car shell? I have a 7 year old who would be head over heels if we can find her one. Im also looking for black wheels.I dont mind paying shipping if need be. I live in the North East.