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Robert Kowalczyk - Youngest Soap Box Derby Driver, July 1963 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Robert Kowalczyk - Youngest Soap Box Derby Driver, July 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 4, 1963
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YOUNGEST DERBY DRIVER: Robert Kowalczyk, 10, of 1626 Harbal Dr. sits in the uncompleted racer that he will ride down Beal Ave. on July 14 in Ann Arbor's Second Annual Soap Box Derby, Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kowalczyk, will be the youngest competitor in the field of about 40 boys. National rules require a boy to be at least 11 years of age by Aug. 1. Robert just makes it with a birthday on July 29.

Craig Rigan Completing His Soap Box Derby Racer, July 1963

Craig Rigan Completing His Soap Box Derby Racer, July 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 9, 1963
Caption
FINISHING TOUCHES: Craig Rigan of 2229 Walter Dr. is completing his Soap Box Derby racer shortly before last Saturday's final inspection. He is one of 29 boys that will crouch low in self-built racers Sunday afternoon in search of victory on the North Campus' Beal Ave. The winner will receive a $500 bond and a trip to Akron for the All-American derby. The public is invited to Sunday's derby, which starts at 1 p.m., and the pre-race festivities scheduled to start at noon. Admission is free.

Final Inspection of Mike Bauer's Soap Box Derby Racer, July 1963 Photographer: Doug Fulton

Final Inspection of Mike Bauer's Soap Box Derby Racer, July 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 6, 1963
Caption
FINAL INSPECTION: This Soap Box Derby racer of Mike Bauer of 1836 Upland Dr. got its final inspection at the Armory this morning along with other racers that will speed down Beal Ave. a week from tomorrow. All cars had to pass under the bar shown here to meet the maximum height limitation. That's Richard Tice of the Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of Commerce inspecting Mike's racer. All racers have been locked up and will not be available to their drivers until shortly before derby time, 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14. The derby is free to the public.

Soap Box Derby Practice Run, July 1963 Photographer: Doug Fulton

Soap Box Derby Practice Run, July 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 1, 1963
Caption
PRACTICE FOR DERBY: Small racers like this one driven by Tim Towner of 859 Rose Dr. coasted down Beal Ave. yesterday afternoon in preparation for Ann Arbor's Second Annual Soapbox Derby. It was a dry, hot day for the practice runs on the North Campus street that will be the derby course on July 14. Lloyd E. Fairbanks, derby director, stands next to Tim's car at the starting block. Tim's father, Richard C. Towner is at the right. Junior Chamber of Commerce President Richard Simon is at the left. The Jaycees and Jim White, Inc., are co-sponsors of the derby.

1963 Ann Arbor Soap Box Derby - Starting Ramp, July 1963 Photographer: Duane Scheel

1963 Ann Arbor Soap Box Derby - Starting Ramp, July 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 15, 1963
Caption
THEY'RE OFF! Ann Arbor Soap Box Derby contestant Danny Bauer (in right lane), who later won the Derby, and another contestant leave the starting ramp for the long descent to the finish line on Beal Ave. One of the assistant starters (center) can be seen throwing the bar which released the cars.

Danny & Mike Bauer - 1963 Ann Arbor Soap Box Derby, July 1963 Photographer: Duane Scheel

Danny & Mike Bauer - 1963 Ann Arbor Soap Box Derby, July 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 15, 1963
Caption
BROTHERS VIE: The Bauer brothers, Danny (left) and Mike, race toward the finish line in the final heat of the Class A division of the 1963 running of the Ann Arbor Soap Box Derby. Danny won this heat and went on to win the Derby by beating the Class B division winner, Mike Doman. The Derby is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with Jim White, Inc.

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