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!
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!
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.