NewsThe Soap Box Derby lost one of our Hall of Famers, Norm Perry11.20.2015NORM PERRY Yesterday the Soap Box Derby lost one of our Hall of Famers, Norm Perry. Norm has more than 60 years of being associated with this historic race and he first participated in Atlanta, GA in 1946. After his memorable career as a Quality Control Inspector at NASA came to end in 1989, he became a Volunteer Inspector at the regional Central Florida Derby in 1994. Norm was a Derby Regional Director since 1996. Norm has been a driving force for the Soap Box Derby's program by lending his technical expertise to a number of network television productions and he designed Derby Park in Sanford, Florida. Norm brought innovation to the race he loved and insured that every inspiring youngster had an opportunity to race.