Bloomfield Soapbox Derby


I went to my first soapbox derby today.  It is an annual July event in Bloomfield.  

The Soap Box Derby is open to both girls and boys ages five through 12. Competitors are divided into two age categories, 5– 8 years and 9– 12 years. Competitors make individual runs down the hill for best times, (not racing against each other head to head).

Fastest overall time in each category  determines the age group winner. Helmets are mandatory for all competitors and all Soap Box cars must have both a steering and a braking mechanism installed.  

  Aproximately 14 young girls and boys gathered this year  to take the Mill Street challenge.    Some of the derby cars appeared to have  expensive sponsorship from Monster drinks, and  Highland mushrooms,  others were just a family-made products of love. 

  Tension was building as drivers waited for the arm drop.

  There appeared to be lots of trophys ready to be given out.  

  Volunteers from St. John’s ambulance were ready to offer medical aid if needed.

 

Gosh,  wouldn’t you love to try this?  

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In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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