Hall of Fame Member

Keith Scheurman

Inducted in 2021

In the mid-1960s, Keith Scheurman,77, volunteered for several years in the car return area at the Cleveland Area Soap Box Derby. When his sons started racing in 1982, Scheurman again became a volunteer in the local Cleveland Derby organization. He has served as a trustee of the local board since 1984 and was president from 1990 through 2000. He developed a dual-control car in the mid-1980s for youngsters with special needs. When the City of Cleveland discontinued support of the local Soap Box Derby program in 1994, the race was moved temporarily to nearby Euclid for four years. In 1998, Scheurman was instrumental in the building of a permanent track in Cleveland, where it continues to host Soap Box Derby races and rallies. Scheurman, who also was chief inspector for 16 years, was honored by the Cleveland Soap Box Derby with a lifetime achievement award in 2002. He began working on the A-Team at the All-American championships in 2012, was involved in the Ultimate Speed Competition from 2012 through 2015 and has been a member of the Racing Commission since 2014, for which he was chairman for four years beginning in 2017. Scheurman is a retired parts department manager for a Cleveland car dealer.