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GREATER CHICAGO SOAP BOX DERBY ASSOCIATION

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

Welcome to the Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association!

Our Upcoming race dates:

Be on the lookout... indoor race dates coming soon!


New to Soap Box Derby?

Click here -> How do I Start?


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 The History of Soap Box Derby Racing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for racing with us this year!

Stay tuned for 2022 indoor race dates

 

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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