Soapbox Derby 2011
Our 8th Annual Soapbox Derby was held on Sunday 20th March 2011.
Photos of the New Zealand Soapbox Derbies, including ours, are available on the
The Soapbox Derby is not only our Rotary Club's major fund raiser for the year but also a fantastic event for local children and it attracts huge support from our community.
New schools and sponsors are always welcome.
For details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waitakere Local Race Results
Due to the impossibility of calibrating the lanes perfectly the drivers race twice - once in each lane - and the scores are totalled to determine rank order
Local Finals Results
Following are the times for the first two races. The left lane was slightly faster than the right lane.
All races Times (sorted by Race 1 and 2 combined results)
BROCHURE: Our 2011 Brochure is available now. Expressions of interest from Schools and Sponsors are welcome
AASBD: We run the races under the AASBD rules. The rules, and further information, are available at: www.aasbd.org
NZ RULES: We have a few local rules to deal with local conditions. These need to be read in conjunction with the AASBD rules
NZ RULES - Safety Addition
SCHOOL START INFO: New to the derby? No idea where to start? A Guide for Schools
MASTERS CAR RACE: This year there will be a demonstration Masters Car Race run by the NZ AASBD Trust with the 4 or 5 Masters car here in NZ. The rules for this are here
To ensure the day goes well we have strict rules in place for safety.
All drivers attend a compulsory Safety Briefing prior to the race. The information they are given is summarized in our Safety Brief
(updated 10th March - change to parking)
2011 RACE DATES:
Sunday 20 March
Sunday 27 March
Saturday 2 April
Saturday 9 April
Sunday 10 April
Newsletter #1: 7th February 2011
Newsletter #2:24th February 2011
Newsletter #3: 3rd March 2011
Newsletter #4: 13th March 2011
Newsletter #5: 22nd March 2011
Newsletter #6: 12th April 2011
Newsletter #7: 23rd August 2011
The following groups are some of the people who help with free services - or help on a commission (to us) basis:
The day the National Drought Broke
Girl Guide Hall Renovations