Soap Box Derby, 1956 | Flashback Miami
In 1956, the fourth annual Miami Herald-Chevrolet Dealers Soap Box Derby pitted horsepowerless speedsters against each other, with 150 South Florida boys between 11 and 15 competing with their homemade racers for the top prize, a trip to the Soap Box national championships in Akron, Ohio, and the T.H. Keating trophy. The race took place June 30th at the Orange Bowl Stadium. A series of Soap Box clinics were held at several Chevrolet dealers around the county to help participants with contest rules and help them learn the techniques for building a winning speedster. Buy any of these photos in the Herald store. Buy any of these photos in the Herald store.
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