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2014 Local Winners

  • Super Kids: David Maguire
  • Super Stock: Hailey Johnson
  • Cody Ojeda

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Local Championship Winners!

Congratulations to all the racers who participated in our Local Championship Race Saturday, May 22, 2010 on Dana Street in Mountain View, CA. Racers in the divisions of Stock, Super Stock, and Super Kids all enjoyed the thrill of the hill. The annual Mayor's Cup Race saw the victory go to Mayor Kathleen King of Saratoga.

View all the Race Results Here

On The News May 20, 2010

Learn About Us

If you are interested in an all-American activity that involves gravity-powered cars, learning how to build things, and fun for the whole family, then you should learn more about the Silicon Valley Soap Box Derby! Kids from ages 8 to 17 can participate in races and rallies, build a car from a kit, and then have the rides of their lives!

Please welcome aboard Air Systems, Inc. as our corporate sponsor.

Our Super Kids Program

The Silicon Valley Soap Box Derby, (SVSBD), is proud to participate in the National Super Kids Classic. Each year, children with disabilities have the opportunity to race in our Local Championship Race in our Super Kids division in specially designed cars. Click Here for more information about our local program. More information about the national program can be seen at www.nationalsuperkids.org


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Hollywood Pitches in to Save the All American Soap Box Derby

Actor, director Corbin Bernsen pens screenplay of boy with an American dream.

The All American Soap Box Derby, (AASBD), based in Akron, Ohio, is at the heart of a screenplay written by Hollywood actor, writer and director Corbin Bernsen who hopes his efforts rescue the Derby from its current financial crisis.

Bernsen’s story, titled 25 Hill, centers on an 11-year-old boy named Trey whose dreams of Derby victory fade when his father is killed fighting in Afghanistan. But Trey begins to rebuild those dreams with the help of a reluctant hero, a one-time derby champ, who is contending with his own terrible heartbreak. A deep friendship is forged and wounds are healed in the dim light of a backyard garage, but the duos hopes are threatened when the Derby’s demise appears imminent. Full story here

See the First Trailer for the Movie and learn more here

Lincoln Rally

Kids from Washington to LA converged on Lincoln on October 23rd to compete in the first ever rally in Lincoln. Although the weather prevented us from racing on Sunday, everyone had a great race on Saturday. Pictures are coming soon but the RACE RESULTS are posted HERE.

Soap Box Derby Since 1934

The All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD) is a youth gravity racing program for boys and girls ages 8 through 17 years old which has run nationally since 1934. The goals of the program have not changed since it began-—to teach youngsters the basic skills of workmanship, perseverance, and the spirit of competition.

The All-American Soap Box Derby
World Championship finals are held in July of every year for both Rally and Local champions at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

Complete Derby information can be found on the All-American Soap Box Derby website at www.aasbd.org.

The online store has all the information you’ll need to order racing kits and parts. The rule book can be downloaded for your review, and the message board is a good place to learn about Derby racing.

2010 Mayor's Cup Winner

Congratulations to Mayor Kathleen King of Saratoga for wining the Mayor's Cup Race at the Silicon Valley Soap Box Derby Local Championship Race on May 22, 2010. Each year, the mayors of local cities and other dignitaries are invited to compete in the Mayor's Cup Race. This is the second year in a row that Saratoga has claimed victory.

Be a Soap Box Derby Racer in 2011-2012

It's a great time to become a soap box derby racer. Rallies are scheduled all over California and we can help you get started. Contact us to learn about becoming a racer.

Rally Point Standings

Racers earn points each time they race in a rally. The more points earned, the closer the racer comes to being able to race as a rally champion in the World Championships in Akron, OH each July. Racers can also qualify to go if they win their local championship race. The point standings are available here to view.

See What Racing Looks Like

This video features Stock, Super Stock, Super Kids, and the Mayor's Cup Race from 2008 on Dana Street in Mountain View.

Zero Emissions

Did you know that Soap Box Derby Racing is a green sport? There are no engines in a soap box derby race car. It's all gravity powered.