FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Local History

Gingers Capital District Soap Box Derby Has had many participants since 2006, The derby was pretty strong back in the 70's to our area so she decided she wanted other kids to be able to have the same experience as her son did in 1976 so she started the race again in capital district, Starting in Albany in 2006 the Capital District Derby raced down Madison Avenue next to the plaza until 2014. In 2015 Albany moved the race to State street along side the plaza as well, in 2016 we moved the race back to Schenectady where our new home seems to be working out just great, With the help of Schenectady's Mayor McCarthy and his staff in city hall they have welcomed us with open arms and have given us our new race track on Franklin street behind City hall, Ray Legere with the Schenectady's Armory has also provided us with a place to do our inspections and impound the cars in the weeks leading to race day, so with the help of many Volunteers we are able to race in a great environment now. We are happy to say we love our new home and the city of Schenectady has been so accomodating and helpful to us, Our thanks to the city of Schenectady and the many departments that aid us from the police department, and town and city facilities is very much appreciated. We hope to be here for a long time.  

 Ginger Miller's son Joey at the 1976 Soap Box Derby on Fehr Avenue Schnectady NY. The car is now in the Saratoga Auto Museum in NY.


 1947 Fehr Ave