Soap box derby race in Maine, why wait until you are sixteen to drive a car?
The "thrill of the hill" is June 11th, 2022 in Houlton Maine. This Houlton Maine race is the state venue location for the soap box derby program.
Soap box derby racing has come along way since the first one in Akron Ohio back in 1934.
Early soap box derby races were pretty much here's a set of wheels, axles and good luck. Use your imagination and make sure to remember it's safety first, fair competition and no cheating.
Taking a walk through Derby Downs at the All American Soap Box Derby museum shows you how far racing has come today.
Gravity racing with kit cars sponsored by local businesses and guided with the family member pit crew.
Building a car from scratch but with instructions, lots of parts, plenty of beginner engineering and science involved. Alignment, where to distribute weight, what's an allen wrench or lock washer. Lots learned by new soap box derby racers.
Watch a soap box derby video to see how it all works during race day.
I have been involved with the Maine soap box derby program since 1995 and all four kids raced. Made the trip twice to Akron Ohio with two children who won their local and went on to compete out in the Midwest.
Bands playing, sirens sounding, lots of celebrations and hooplah. Three lanes, soap box derby racers from around the World meet to compete in the All American Soap Box Derby big race.
Rally races near your home town a good way to perfect driver skills.
To get more time behind the wheel than just one yearly local soap box derby competition provides. Learn more about the Maine soap box derby.
What local community activities do you get involved with that have nothing to do with your real estate profession?
One of mine is guiding new soap box derby drivers down Derby Hill, our specially engineered race course in Houlton Maine. This blog post is today's Youtube Thursday installment to show you a glimpse of the local community flavor in Houlton Maine using video.
Up to sixty local volunteers pitch in to make this soap box derby program one of the best in the land.
For five years straight, the Houlton Maine soap box derby program was the nation's largest.
Like to start a soap box derby program in your community and need some pointers?
Building a hill was the smartest advice to give. As your soap box derby local committee gets older, the set up and tear down of the race track can kill a program.
Here to gladly help set up a local soap box derby program.
To share what I have learned over the years of soap box derby racing. You will never forget the look of fear that quickly turns to one of joy and excitement. First time soap box derby drivers going speeds of around thirty miles an hour that build their own car is a beautiful thing.