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WELCOME TO THE NEW HOME OF THE PIEDMONT AREA SOAP BOX DERBY

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The Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby has been hosted by Rosson & Troilo Motor Co., Inc. since 2003. They are proud to take the Champions of each Division to Akron, Ohio, to represent the Virginia Piedmont Area in the All-American World Championship Race of the Soap Box Derby.

 

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.


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