Racing Soap Box Derby Stock Cars

Readers learn about the races, heroes, scandals, and intense competition in this sport for kids and teens. A glossary, color photographs, and fact boxes round out this exciting book.

Author: John A. Torres

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766094208

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Can a person race a car without an engine? You sure can. With the help of gravity and unique car design, soap box derby stock car drivers get to experience the thrill of the race. In 1914, Charlie Chaplain's movie "The Kid Auto Races at Venice" exposed Americans to the sport of soap box derby racing. Kids began racing cars whenever they could. When a newspaper photographer organized a race in 1933, the sport really took off. Readers learn about the races, heroes, scandals, and intense competition in this sport for kids and teens. A glossary, color photographs, and fact boxes round out this exciting book.
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Champions Cheaters and Childhood Dreams

Memories of the Soap Box Derby Melanie Payne ... Turner and McCafferty held a derby race building school for thirteen weeks every year and always turned out ...

Author: Melanie Payne

Publisher: The University of Akron Press

ISBN: 1931968055

Category: History

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With some scrap lumber and a dream, young Bob Turner became the first All-American Soap Box Derby world champion in 1934. Over the next 40 years, pushed by curiosity, ingenuity, determination and sometimes an overbearing father, thousands more would follow in his footsteps to try--for at least one day--to become the most famous boy in America. Covering the glory years of the Soap Box Derby, Champions, Cheaters, and Childhood Dreams provides a history of the race from its beginnings on a hillside in Dayton, to the corporate-sponsored star-studded event it became in the 1950s and 1960s, and to its near-obscurity after it was rocked by withdrawal of its major corporate sponsor and a legendary cheating scandal. Through first person accounts and historical narrative, Champions, Cheaters, and Childhood Dreams demonstrates how the Soap Box Derby mirrored American society. The hard scrapple Depression years, the patriotism of the war years, the idealism of post-World War II America, the hope and prosperity of the 1950s and 1960s and the breakdown of institutions and values during the Vietnam-war era, are told through the stories of the people who raced in and ran the All-American Soap Box Derby.
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Bowling Green Stock Car Racing

Marshall Love Jr.'s Soapbox Derby helmet was worn during his 1940 quest for the Bowling Green championship . The Soapbox Derby was held annually on College ...

Author: Larry Upton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738585831

Category: History

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Bowling Green became the city of speed immediately after World War II as America began its love affair with the automobile. Stock car racing took the city by storm in its inaugural season of 1951, drawing crowds of up to 7,000 in a city of only 18,000. Soon thereafter, the city attracted the Chevrolet Corvette assembly plant followed by the National Corvette Museum. Images of Sports: Bowling Green Stock Car Racing documents the history of stock car racing in Bowling Green and the emergence of the raceway at Beech Bend Park. Larry Upton is a bank executive in Gilbert, Arizona. He has written for the Journal of Commercial Bank Lending and the Journal of Arizona History. Jonathan Jeffrey, special collections librarian at Western Kentucky University's Kentucky Library, has written a number of books about the city's heritage. Many of the images used in this book came from the collection of Marshall Love Jr.
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Racing Cars

... Soap Box Derby Hosts national championship of soap box derby racing for ... pages.prodigy.com/soapbox NASCAR National Association for Stock Car Auto ...

Author: Philip Raby

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822524872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Presents the design, performance, and statistics of a variety of high-speed cars, including indycars, rally cars, and dragsters.
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The World s Number One Flat Out All Time Great Stock Car Racing Book

Raymond Hassler had gotten hooked on racing early, probably even before he built and raced his first Soap Box Derby car. As a teen-ager he got himself a job ...

Author: Jerry Bledsoe

Publisher: Scruffy City Press

ISBN: 9780998302867

Category: Sports & Recreation

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On Labor Day weekend of 1972, journalist Jerry Bledsoe hooked up with the stock car racing circuit to begin research for his first book. The result of his efforts, first published in 1975, has been called the classic work on stock car racing. Bledsoe captures the beginnings of the modern NASCAR era, a time when legends like Richard Petty, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, and the Wood brothers ruled. It was also a time when independent drivers like Wendell Scott (NASCAR’s first African American driver) and Larry Smith could build a car in their garages during the week and race on Sunday alongside King Richard. With levels of access impossible to achieve today, Bledsoe is not only in the pits and garages with the drivers, but also is alongside their family driving to the next race in a van piled high with ice chests filled with sandwiches and fried chicken. He digs into the sport’s rough and rowdy history and shines a light into its nooks and crannies, uncovering the forgotten role that women drivers played in creating this most macho of motorsports. And then there are the fans. There’s Red Robinson, the self-proclaimed “World’s Number One Stock Car Racing Fan," who collects racing beauty queens the way some people collects stamps. And the fans camped out in the infield at Darlington, the biggest, wildest, whoopingest, holleringest, drinkingest, gamblingest, carousingest, knock-down, fall-out blowout held in the South. More than a book about racing, this is a close-up look at a cultural phenomenon that illuminates America and the South. In 1965, Tom Wolfe called racer Junior Johnson “the last American hero.” “The World’s Number One, All-Time Great, Stock Car Racing Book” shows that a decade later there were still plenty of heroes circling the track with no signs of them disappearing anytime soon.
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Encyclopedia of Stock Car Racing 2 volumes

He grew up in racing, starting out with the Soap Box Derby, ... to midget cars and sports cars before graduating to the top level of stock car racing.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313387104

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 910

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This two-volume encyclopedia is the Daytona 500 of stock car racing books—an essential "Bible" that provides an all-encompassing history of the sport as well as an up-to-date examination of modern-day stock car racing. • Biographical features on the most important individuals in stock car racing, from Bill France Jr. and Richard Petty to Junior Johnson and Tony Stewart • Photographs that bring stock car racing to life • A comprehensive biography of stock car-related publications and sources • A handy index of stock car personalities, places, and races
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Soldiers

At Babenhausen , Germany the accent is on 28 155 BY 375 STOCK S CAR RACINGARMY STYLE OMEWHERE BETWEEN the Indianapolis 500 and the soap box derby you'll ...

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ISBN: IND:30000090027081

Category: Soldiers

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Dirt Track Auto Racing 1919 1941

When his car had trouble and he fell out of the race, I cried. ... so the only actual racing I did was in the gravitypowered Soap Box Derby cars.

Author: Don Radbruch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613758

Category: Transportation

Page: 330

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Prior to World War I, auto racing featured expensive machines and teams financed by auto factories. The teams toured the country, and most of the races were held in large cities, so the vast majority of Americans never saw a race. All this changed after World War I, though, and in the 1920s and 1930s there were approximately 1,000 dirt tracks in the United States and Canada. The dirt tracks offered small-time racing—little prize money and minimal publicity—but people loved it. This pictorial history documents dirt track racing, with what are today called sprint cars, around the United States from 1919 to 1941. Information on dirt track racing in Canada during this time is also provided. Regionally divided chapters detail the drivers, tracks, and specific races of each area of the country. Some of the drivers went on to win fame and fortune while others faded into obscurity. Tracks included well known facilities as well as out-of-the-way sites few people had ever heard of. The cars ranged from state of the art machines to the more common home built specials based on Model T or Model A Ford parts. Taken together, the drivers, tracks, and races of this era were instrumental in making auto racing the popular sport it is today.
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Headquarters Intercom

super stock 1600 Racing in the Streets FAAer Steers Winners on Soapbox Circuit ... In this year's Soapbox Derby , year he more than 350 cities sent cars .

Author: United States. Federal Aviation Administration

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ISBN: MINN:30000011639972

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

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Dayton Ohio

It is well demonstrated by Indy 500 champions, ARCA Stock Car success in racing. This book is a chronicle of Dayton and its racing heritage!

Author: Bill Holder

Publisher: Techometer Press

ISBN: 194556511X

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Mostly True Confessions of a Recovering Catholic

Not only did the Chapmans race soapbox derby cars, but also they had a real orange and white stock car that occupied their garage.

Author: Roger Neuhaus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462034901

Category: Humor

Page: 204

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It was a time when color television was the newest technology, the hula hoop was the latest fad and the evening news typically began with coverage of the Vietnam War. At 116 Nevada Street in Dubuque, Iowa, life was reasonably good. In this memoir, author Roger Neuhaus reminisces about his life in this time period, growing up as one of eight children in a strict Catholic family. Nostalgic and often humorous, (Mostly) True Confessions of a Recovering Catholic tells of a neighborhood filled with youthful adventures and an array of Catholic grade school and church experiences, including a colorful cast of mischievous characters. This anthology of anecdotes takes place from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, addressing the changing times of the era. Neuhaus narrates tales of a simpler time and place, one filled with the wonder, excitement, and playfulness of youth. (Mostly) True Confessions of a Recovering Catholic shows how the teachings of the Catholic Church and his family’s core values worked to shape the future of one young man.
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All the Best Contests for Kids

Soap Box Derby racing is open to all kids who qualify and do not exceed the age ... There are three racing divisions : Stock Car Division : Ages 9-16 Super ...

Author: Joan M. Bergstrom

Publisher: Tricycle Press

ISBN: 1883672295

Category: Contests

Page: 288

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Calling all writers, artists, sand-castlers, and giant sunflower growers: It's contest time! If you've ever wanted to see your name in print, win money, take trips, meet interesting people, or find fame you've come to the right book. This 5th edition has a brand-new chapter on Making the World a Better Place to Live, plus more than 45 new contests, updates to old favorites, and information on running your own contest, finding a pen pal, writing away for free things, and even publishing your own newspaper.
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Billboard

... EVENTS Indianapolis Speedway National Air Races National Soap Box Derby ... Big car races, hot rod races, midget auto races, harness races, stock car ...

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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Billboard

Bill Schindler won the feature race at Cherry Park Midget Auto Speedway, ... running the annual Labor Day Soap Box Derby, under American Legion sponsorship.

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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Neil Soapy Castles

and race Soap Box Derby cars circa 1942 (Neil Castles Family Collection). I got to hanging around there in the evenings after I dropped off my last papers.

Author: Henry Neil “Soapy” Castles

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476635040

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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Henry Neil "Soapy" Castles grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and became involved in its pioneering auto racing scene at an early age. Graduating from soapbox derby cars to midgets and sprints and finally to stock cars, he sometimes crashed, sometimes won, saw friends die horribly, and became a champion. Eventually he left the racetrack for Hollywood where he became a stuntman working alongside such stars as Rory Calhoun, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Richard Pryor and Andy Griffith. In the 1990s, groundwater contamination at Castle's truck repair business from an Exxon oil storage facility cost him an eye and most of his lungs. His decade-long class action lawsuit won him millions in compensation. Now in his mid-eighties, Castles is still going strong, procuring vehicles for movie and television projects.
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Girls Go Racing

... first race and cannot turn 18 by August 1. Proof of age is required for all. All cars used in Soap Box Derbies must be constructed from Z-Glas (TM) kits ...

Author: Dani Ben-Ari & Susan Frissell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145204080X

Category: Reference

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The purpose of this book is to help women understand the sport of auto racing, what it entails for young girls who express an interest in getting involved, how racing is a viable career option for young women and finally, how involvement in the sport of auto racing builds much needed self esteem.
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A Biography of Lynchburg

In 1934, there was a national race, and that began Soap Box Derby racing. ... Cars would start at Rivermont Avenue and glide down Bedford Avenue to the ...

Author: M. Andrew Holowchak

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527566880

Category: History

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Lynchburg, Virginia, is not and has never been a typical Southern city. It grew and thrived not by commitment to agriculture, but manufacture. All the while, it retained its cultural identity as a Southern city, wedded to Southern “gentlemanliness” with all of its implications. Though a slow and conservative city, Lynchburg has developed a unique identity. It is a city with enormous vitality, great engagement, and large resiliency in large affairs or times of crisis (such as the Civil War, depressions and booms). Its resolve, measured and passionless, is essentially Stoical. More than the sum of its people-parts, it is a city with a soul. Beginning with the early history of Virginia, this book covers seriatim Lynchburg’s infrastructure (such as its canal and railroad systems), religious/educative legacy, economics, key moments, and other defining aspects (including newspapers, politics, medicine, and entertainment).
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Taking Stock

By Jeff Owens Robert Yates was born to race. From the time he built his first soapbox derby car as a kid, all he wanted to do was race.

Author: Monte Dutton

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612342337

Category: Sports & Recreation

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NASCAR's Winston Cup Series has become one of America's fastest-growing spectator sports, with nationwide television coverage, custom-built race cars, and superstar drivers. Yet the sport's roots are grounded in the moonshiners and farm boys who raced souped-up family cars every weekend on the dirt tracks of the Southeast. The evolution of stock car racing from a band of regional weekend warriors into a billion-dollar industry sponsored by some of the nation's largest corporations is explored by eight of the sport's most respected and experienced chroniclers. Taking Stock includes previously unpublished stories about the past and present of racing, and it provides a close-up look at the characters, rich and poor, prominent and obscure, who possess the stuff of legends. This collection features racing stories by award-winning motorsports journalists Monte Dutton of the Gaston(GASTONIA, N.C.) Gazette, Kenny Bruce of NASCAR Winston Cup Scene, Mike Hembree of the Greenville (S.C.) News, Jim McLaurin of the State (Columbia, S.C.), Jeff Owens of NASCAR Winston Cup Scene, David Poole of the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, Thomas Pope of the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer, and Larry Woody of the Tennessean (Nashville).
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IndyCar Racing

The Super Stock Car division is for boys and girls ages nine through 18. ... The season concludes at the All-American Soap Box Derby Nationals in Akron, ...

Author: P. K Daniel

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781629686608

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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The Indianapolis 500, otherwise known as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, features open-wheeled cars and talented drivers. This title takes a close look at the history, the vehicles, the events, and the stars who make IndyCar racing unique. Complete with informative sidebars, a photo diagram, and much more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.
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Sports Film Guide

... types of racing including kids ' soap box derbies , stock cars , jeeps , big cars . Covers 50 years of racing . BOYS A'BUILDING – 1954 SOAP BOX DERBY 27 ...

Author: Athletic Institute

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ISBN: OSU:32435024458069

Category: Physical education and training

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