Soap Box Derby
WHAT-DA-YA-SAY WE GIVE A TIP-OF-THE-CAP
TO SOAP BOX DERBY SPECTATORS
By Jack Coll
Editor’s Note: With the cancellation of the Conshohocken Annual Fourth of July Soap Box Derby due to the coronavirus I decided to dig deep into my Soap Box Derby files and provide a little history and perhaps a few memories for our Soap Box Derby fans everywhere.
Greetings from the Conshohocken Soap Box Derby Archival Center, (that would be located in my third floor office). Many of our faithful readers who tune into Conshystuff.com on a regular basics, (Thanks to all of you) have asked about Part 6 and Part 7 of the series of the History of Conshohocken Soap Box Derby. Many of you have read the first five parts including the early derby days, and a look back at the 1950’s through the 1980’s. So I started writing about the 1990’s up into the 2000’s but I hit a brick wall. It turns out that I’m missing four years from the 1990’s and several years leading up to and including 2019. I simply don’t have any information other than who won the race and until I can get back to my research on the project parts 6 and 7 will be on hold.
But, once again as I’m plowing through my soap box derby photographs I thought we should give a nod to the soap box derby spectators from over the years. Now I don’t have many early photographs of spectators but I’ve taken my fair share of photographs of spectators throughout the 1980’s until today. So once again, no words needed, if you notice someone and want to tag them or comment on a photo, feel free to say hello to someone you haven’t seen in a while.
Look for our next segment where I picked out a number of my favorite photographs from over the years.