Welcome to the New Berlin Soap Box Derby!
Open House at Blair's True Value on July 26, 2014
Please join us at Blair's True Value Hardware (15300 W National Ave, New Berlin, WI 53151) on July 26, 2014 anytime between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to get more information regarding the 50th annual New Berlin Soap Box Derby Race.
One Week to Register for 2014 Soap Box Derby Race
The New Berlin Soap Box Derby Commission invites your participation in the
50th ANNUAL NEW BERLIN SOAP BOX DERBY
Race day is Sunday, September 7th, 2014
New Berlin residents between the ages of 6 and 16 can design, build, and race their own cars down our 1,000-foot long, 3-lane, paved track. Cars are sponsored by local businesses, as well as by businesses and race fans from around the United States. Finalists in each class compete for trophies, great prizes, and a chance to win the coveted "Champion of Champions" award.
Entry fee is $5.00 per driver.
Online registration is once again available this year.
Everyone is encouraged to register online!
Registration forms, "Driver & Event Rules" and "Racecar Specifications" will are available now at New Berlin True Value Hardware (15300 W National Ave), as well as on our website.
These rules and specifications show how to build your car, there's a suggested materials list, and explains the rules for running of the event.
On race day, each driver receives a special Derby t-shirt, gets their photo taken with their car, and gets a minimum of four runs down the track.
The Awards Night ceremonies take place two weeks after race day. The photos taken on race day will be available for pickup at Awards Night.
Old Derby Cars Needed
Do you, or a neighbor, have an old New Berlin Soap Box Derby car in your basement or your garage?
Ever wondering what to do with it?
Donate it to the Commission so that another driver can use it in upcoming races!
We "loan" these cars to families that need them or want to try racing before committing to building a new car. The cars are loaned on a first come, first pick basis at the car inspections each year. Each family can "keep" the car until their child is no longer racing. At that time we ask that the car be returned to the Commission. The cars do not have to be perfect, but they should be in good enough shape so that they can be brought up to specification for racing.
(Please note: We are not interested in donations of old All-American Soap Box Derby cars).
2014 Queen Contest
CONTEST OPENS MAY 15, 2014
ELIGIBILITY: To compete in the New Berlin Soap Box Derby Queen contest, you must be a female between the ages of 6 and 16 years, inclusive, with a birthday as of August 1st, 2014, and be a resident of the City of New Berlin or the daughter or female dependent of a New Berlin Soap Box Derby Commission member.
THE WINNER: The Queen will receive a trophy and prizes, and participate in ceremonies during the 50th annual New Berlin Soap Box Derby races. This year's event will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at our track in Valley View Park, 5150 S. Small Rd. The Queen may also represent the Derby in the New Berlin 4th of July parade and other public events.
DEADLINE: Entries must be received by August 1st, 2014.
Special Race for Special Kids
New Berlin Soap Box Derby
SPECIAL RACE FOR SPECIAL KIDS
The Richardson School
Boy Scout Troop 41 and New Berlin Soap Box Derby will conduct the 30th annual race for children with special needs. The race is run on the same day as the regular race. The cars, which are provided, are equipped with dual controls to allow a second driver (Boy Scout) to assist if necessary.
WHO MAY ENTER - all special children with a physical and /or cognitive challenge who live in New Berlin, or attend New Berlin schools, or attend Hoover Elementary.
Commemorative 50th Annual Race Sprecher Root Beer Available
To celebrate the 50th Annual New Berlin Soap Box Derby Race on September 7, 2014 Sprecher Brewery has made a limited number of commemorative labeled Sprecher Root Beer bottles available only at Blair’s New Berlin True Value Hardware, 15300 W National Ave, New Berlin, WI 53151.
For a limited time only 4-packs of the specially labeled Root Beer will be available for $2.99.
The New Berlin Soap Box Derby is looking for sponsors to join us in celebrating 50 years of racing and fun for kids!!!
The New Berlin Soap Box Derby Commission is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers interested in racing and dedicated to kids. We seek your assistance in covering the costs of running the event, such as, trophies, photos, prizes, T-shirts, equipment, etc.
As a Sponsor, you will be contributing toward a fun-filled day of racing for the kids! Sponsors receive a color photo of each car and driver sponsored, have their name appear on their sponsored cars, are listed in the Official Race Day Program, and have their sponsorship announced over our P.A. system throughout the day.
We currently have three sponsorship levels described below. If you have an original idea for a sponsorship opportunity please contact David II at 414-281-2020 (days) or 414-379-9148 (evenings), or by e-mail.
Please use the form below to become a sponsor and return it before SUNDAY, JULY 28rd.
For more information please go to our Sponsorship page on the website
2012 Promotional Video
Below is our 2012 promotional video with additional information regarding the New Berlin Soap Box Derby.
The video is approximately 8 minutes. (There is no sound.)
Please contact us if you would like more information regarding the Derby.