We attended the Soap Box Derby races near our house on Saturday morning. There were 32 cars in the race at Derby Hill in Big Run Park. This particular driver appears to be showing his confidence as his father gives him some last minute advice before going down the hill. The first All-American race was held in Dayton, Ohio on August 19, 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Cars competing in this and related events are unpowered, relying completely upon gravity to move.