FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Save the Date: June 2, 2024 for the Annual Local Championship Race  
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The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby provides opportunities for girls and boys ages 7 years old & up to assemble, then take the steering wheel of their gravity powered car down a 500 ft or more track in side by side competition. Our mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.  Participating in soap box derby provides students the opportunity to sharpen their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills. Mechanical skills along with an appreciation of physics and mathematics define a winning racer.  The NHSBD hosts an Annual Local Championship Race and Rally races.  Qualified racers have the opportunity to race in July at the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio. 

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Stock Car Restoration Project

We have acquired a storage unit of Stock division cars that need some TLC and drivers!

Here is our All-In-One Guide for how to get on the track with a refurbished car.

Read about how Soap Box Derby started in New Hampshire at Gossler Park in Manchester  

Watch the WMUR Chronicle video about the NH Soap Box Derby

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Calendar Icon  NHSBD Monthly Meeting:  Meetings are usually held the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM in Dover, NH.  Everyone is welcome.  Email us to confirm the next meeting.

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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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