"These seven area boys are among 90 youths whose cars survived inspection and trial runs at Lawton School last Saturday to qualify for the Soapbox Derby. The Derby will be held this Saturday at 1:30 pm on Saline Rd. between Scio Church Rd. and Stadium Blvd. at left (front to back) Bernard King-Smith, Jay Marsh, Phil Rupp; at right (front to back) Scott Peden, Jerry Jackson, Darrel Sutfin, and Hunter Raiford."
Washtenaw County Soapbox Derby champ Dave Kemble (in helmet) has been receiving royal treatment from his younger brothers since his big win on July 20. Here younger brothers (left to right) Mike, Jay, and Rick help him load up the family car for the trip to Akron for the All-American race on Saturday.
Brother Against Brother: There is a possibility that the two brothers, shown above, building their cars for the Soap Box Derby, may meet in this year's race to be held July 23. Shown at the left applying an electric drill to his creation is Allan Crandall, age 13, veteran driver in the two previous races. At the right is his brother George Crandall, age 9, who is building his first racer. George has two ambitions. One is to win the city title and trip to the All-American finals at Akron, O., and the other is to beat his older brother. The boys live at 208 North First St.
He'll Be In Derby For Third Time: Richard Schneider, 13 years old, of 1332 S. Main St., will compete in the local Soap Box Derby for the third time on Saturday, July 23. He has rebuilt his racing car, shown above, for this year's race. Dick was a Class B semi-finalist in both 1936 and 1937. This year he is 13 and will compete in Class A. In 1936 he won two races before losing in the semi-finals. Last year he won from Wendell Bonnewell and David Vaughn before losing to Jim McLeo in the semi-finals.