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Soap Box Derby
Date: 3/16/2011 Album ID: 1193364
The Soap Box Derby was a big deal in Miami in the 1950s. Sponsored by The Miami Herald and Chevrolet dealers, it brought young speedsters to a track at the Orange Bowl. They competed in the hopes of winning a trip to Akron, Ohio and a shot at the international championship.
Soap Box Derby track as seen from behind the banner atop the starting point.<br><br>Date Shot: June 23, 1956<br>Photographer: Lyle Byland/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Checkered flag at finish of Soap Box Derby track.<br><br>Date Shot: June 30, 1956<br>Photographer: Bill Sanders/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Bobby Thompson, winner of Soap Box Derby.<br><br>Date Shot: July 19, 1953<br>Photographer: Doug Kennedy/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Aaron Todd shows local boys the Soap Box Derby trophy for the Miami winner.<br><br>Date Shot: June 16, 1956<br>Photographer: John Walther/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Soap Box Derby trophy. This photograph was published in The Miami Herald Sunday, June 10, 1956.<br><br>Date Shot: June 5, 1956<br>Photographer: Steve Wever/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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LeRoy Polgrean and dog Bambi with Soap Box Derby racer under construction.<br><br>Date Shot: June 8, 1956<br>Photographer: Doug Kennedy/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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George Fornshell, 14 and John Fornshell, 13, with Soap Box Derby racers.<br><br>Date Shot: May 2, 1956<br>Photographer: Bob East/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Frank Daniel, left, and George Fornshell, both 14, with Soap Box Derby racers.<br><br>Date Shot: May 25, 1956<br>Photographer: Lyle Byland/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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Joe Teller painting Soap Box Derby racer.<br><br>Date Shot: June 21, 1956<br>Photographer: Steve Wever/Miami Herald Staff<br>Copyright: The Miami Herald
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