Albie's note: If you haven't managed to see it yet, I urge to check out the 2011 film 25 HILL, written, produced, and directed by its star Corbin Bernson. It's a great family film about the vanishing tradition of Soap Box Derby.
This sport actually once had a pretty strong Arizona connection, as Bisbee used to hold a major annual race until 1980, when a mother and son were tragically killed there in a freak accident. After that, i am told that the Bisbee course was deemed too steep for the competition. Although there is still a race there each summer, I am told it is nothing like the nation-wide competition it used to be. Bernson's film showcases the "last gasp" event still held anuually in Akron, Ohio.
Anyway, from HOT ROD KING COMICS #1 (Ziff-Davis, 1952), here is another cool tribute to the American Soap Box Derby... from the world of vintage comic books! [Sorry for the condition in spots.]