Due to construction the road paving has to many cracks and edges for safe soapbox operation. Therefore we have canceled the race for this year.
Sorry to pass on this news but we don’t want any of the children to get hurt.
Mandatory Derby Car Inspection
Date: Saturday August 17th , from 10 a.m. to Noon at Charlton Middle School Driveway
The Soap Box Derby is an annual favorite! It is held Labor Day morning at 7 a.m. on Muggett Hill Road. Soap box racing began way back in 1933 in Dayton, Ohio when a bunch of kids raced against each other down a hill in cars made from pieces of scrap and junk from around the house.
The first race cars were made out of wooden crates, sheet metal, wheels off a baby stroller and even real soap boxes. This event has been part of Old Home Day in Charlton for over 30 years.
Instructions & Application
The good thing about soap box racing is that you need to be both a good racer and a good builder. Kids should build their own cars. This means they can't just sit inside and watch while Dad does the work in the garage - but Dad or Mom can help! Soap Box Pre-Race Activity; there will be a mandatory derby car inspection.