Soapbox Derby 2013
Race Results are on our Finals Page
The West Auckland 10th Annual Soapbox Derby will be held on Sunday 17th March 2013.
The Soapbox Derby is a fantastic event for local children attracting huge support from our community. Photos of the 2012 races are available here
Race results and photos from all races are being added to the Finals page as they become availableNew schools and sponsors are always welcome.
For details contact: email@example.com
2013 Soapbox Derby Brochure
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 NZ Rules
School Start Info: New to the derby? No idea where to start?
Food Stalls checklist
Masters Car Race: This year there will be a demonstration Masters Car Race run by the NZ AASBD Trust with the 7 Masters car here in NZ. The rules for this are here
Corporate Cars: We have two cars suitable for adults to drive. First choice goes to Principals and Sponsors. Other parents and teachers may also "have a go" if time allows
Superkids Cars: Watch this space...
Trolley Idea: Find the cars heavy to push around? Errol came up with a trolley cart idea
Our excellent suppliers:
From street signs to car signs Jeff is a creative genius
In2it Trust are providing low cost street games so that we can offer them FREE for kids to use.
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Newsletter #1: 13th February 2013
Every year we make a short video of the Derby to upload to You Tube and our website. A Rotary Only video is... boring. We therefore seek input from the children involved to really make it interesting. And we offer PRIZES to all entrants!
LENGTH: 3 minutes
FORMAT: Suitable for upload to You Tube
CONTENT: Can contain video, slideshows of photos, logos, art work, interviews, voiceovers, music...
LOCATIONS: School, Practice Days, Scruitineering and drivers safety briefing day
SPONSORS: Sponsors are important - without them we can't have a Derby.
DEADLINE: Finish it by the end of Term 1 and post it so we get it by Wednesday 24th April 2013.
PRIZES: These will be awarded at our Thank You Night in Term 2.
Logo on a black 720 x 576 screen
|Soapbox Derby Dates 2013|
|Mon, Jan 28||1st term begins||Sat, Feb 02||Sun, Feb 03|
|Sat, Feb 09||Sun, Feb 10|
|Sat, Feb 16||Sun, Feb 17|
|Sat, Feb 23||Sun, Feb 24|
|Sat, Mar 02||Sun, Mar 03|
|Sat, Mar 09||Sun, Mar 10||Auckland East SBD|
|Sat, Mar 16||Sun, Mar 17||Waitakere SBD|
|Sat, Mar 23||Northcote SBD||Sun, Mar 24|
Thu, Mar 29
Mon, Apr 01
|Easter weekend||Sat, Mar 30||Sun, Mar 31|
|Sat, Apr 06||Whangaparaoa SBD||Sun, Apr 07||NZ SBD Finals at Whangaparaoa|
|Sat, Apr 13||Sun, Apr 14|
|Fri, Apr 19||1st term ends|
Sat, July 27
|AASBD world finals in Akron, Ohio|
Interested in other types of soapbox derbies or gravity events?
Check out our Soapbox Links page
Membership enquires welcome. Contact us for more information on how to join this fantastic Rotary World!
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