FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


How to help

There are numerous ways that you may, individually or collectively support this event. Please feel free to discuss options with our representatives and mail your check made payable to:

"We are committed to provide community programs
that build character and confidence in our 
young people and demonstrate our support of
their efforts and 

Flushing Meadow Soap box Derby
P. O. Box 127
East Elmhurst, New York, 11369

Annual FMSBD Parade

The 2014 Flushing Meadows Soap Box Derby Parade is scheduled for June 6, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there!




A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.

National Partners

First Energy
City of Akron
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
UA College of Engineering
Pilot Flying J
Akron General
GPD Group
Dairy Queen
Summit County
Huntington Bank
Taylor Made Jewelry
AKA Media
Akron Summit CVB
Spaghetti Warehouse
Precision Garage Door
United Way of Summit County
Montrose Auto Group
Eaton Corporation