Hall of Fame Member

Bob Cooper

Inducted in 2015

Cooper operates a metal fabrication company in New Franklin, Ohio, which supplies steering and brake assemblies for Soap Box Derby racing nationwide. Cooper began his Soap Box Derby involvement when he raced in the Akron local Soap Box Derby from 1956 through 1959. He became a volunteer for the All-American race beginning in 1960, and became a member of the National Control Board (now called Racing Commission) in 1975. He is vice chairman of the Racing Commission and has been the starting line crew chief since 1980.