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Soap Box Derby - Akron, Ohio- tonight- might as well do everything I can, probably never get to race a derby car again- DOIN WORK!

Soap Box Derby - Akron, Ohio- tonight- might as well do everything I can, probably never get to race a derby car again- DOIN WORK!

Soap Box Derby

Cool Facts About Akron, Ohio's Annual All-American Soap Box Derby

All-American Soap box Derby at Derby Downs since 1936 in Akron and nationally since I remember taking Kristy and Kelly one year and the helicopter swooping in and blowing the portapotty over. Oh, the poor woman trapped inside!

Mayflower Hotel, Main At State Street Akron Ohio ~ Movie, recording and TV stars who were brought to Akron for the Soap Box Derby were housed here during their stay.

Mayflower Hotel, Main At State Street Akron Ohio ~ Movie, recording and TV stars who were brought to Akron for the Soap Box Derby were housed here during their stay.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. ~

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. clock (near corner Goodyear Blvd and Market St., Akron, Ohio) circa from mredinjection.

Stricklands Custard Stand, Akron Ohio, best custard ice cream ever!

My novel "Hometown News" was originally going to be called "Rust Belt." It takes place in a small industrial city with scenes like this. Stricklands Custard Stand, Akron Ohio, best custard ice cream ever!

After you rock out to your favorite band, finish the night with some Swenson's

After you rock out to your favorite band, finish the night with some Swenson's

All American Soap Box Derby Akron Ohio

Akron Ohio Soap Box Derby Track - Idea for stands at the base of the hill.

Akron Ohio Y  Bridge by Dennis Deitrick, via Flickr

This is a shot of the All American bridge (commonly called the Y bridge) leading into downtown Akron. On the right you can see the rounded silos of the old Quaker Oats factory, which is now a hotel with shops and restaurants on the first floor.

Canal Park - Akron, OH. Home of the Akron Aeros, Cleveland Indians AA Affiliate.

Canal Park - Akron, OH. Home of the Akron Rubber Ducks, Cleveland Indians AA Affiliate.

Scotts Five and Dime Store Akron Ohio .   Was on the Corner of South main Street and State Street.  around 1940  by dwight goss.   I liked the lunches there!

Scotts Five and Dime Store Akron Ohio . Was on the Corner of South main Street and State Street. around 1940 by dwight goss. I liked the lunches there!