Useful Derby Links
Useful Derby Links
--- Derby Tech ---
How to use the slope of the ramp to get the weight of a derby car
Scaling a derby car
Building a scale replica of an existing car
Cabrillo Middle School Workshop
Day 1, conception
Champions Journey YouTube Channel     "We plan to take you along step-by-step as our family race team contends for a record sixth US National Championship in 2020"     Champions Journey, Tuning for Speed
Red Bull Racing's ultimate soapbox-building guide
The Surprising Complexity of Soapbox Derby Racing
--- Derby STEM ---
Derby Tech and science     Internal page
Masters of Gravity     Project based on the All American Soap Box Derby designed for the 5th- and 6th grade classrooms. Combines racing and learning in a fun process to catch children's attention and increase their interest in learning. Consists of TV programs, classroom activities and a Teacher Guide
Physics Involved in Soap Box Derby Racing
Soap Box Derby Senior Design Project     Report on a University of Akron Mechanical Engineering senior design project to build a soap box racer, .pdf file.
AutoZine article on aerodynamics
Aerodynamics article from AutoZine. Drag and Lift, Aerodynamic Aid, Spoiler, Undertray, Ground Effect.
--- Internal Resources ---
Gravity Gran Prix Race Results Table
--- AASBD Information and History ---
Plans for building a racer
1964 Soap Box Race
1964 Soap Box Derby Rules and Guidelines
--- Features and Stories ---
Red Bull funny moments 2022
Children's books about Soap Box Derby racing
Other Books about Soap Box Derby racing
A Look Back at the All-American SBD, 1946-1959
Champions, Cheaters, Childhood Dreams preview
Fox 13 Utah news story about Salem Derby
Provo Herald Articles about local soap box derby races
This Gravity Gran Prix does not follow the rules for the All-American Soap Box Derby. The idea behind our event is to give everyone who wants to build a car the chance to complete on a level playing field . . . uh . . . or a field that goes downhill at the same slope.
We've tried to make the rules as simple and as open as possible without sacrificing safety, while still maintaining enough control so that someone with a lot of resources can't dominate the event and reduce the fun for others.
The links on this page are meant to give you ideas and help you get started. They are not intended as hard and fast guidelines. If you have any questions refer to the rules or contact the race organizers.
|Last Revised: 11.12.23
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