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SBD NZ Finals 2013

The NZ International SBD Trust holds the NZ Franchise to the All American Soapbox Derby races in New Zealand and currently 4 Rotary Clubs host the races.

Finalists from these local races compete again in the NZ Finals with the NZ Champion racing again in Akron, USA in the AASBD finals.

Info on each race - including results and photos where available - are below

Rotary International

NZ SBD Finals
Sunday 7th April
Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay

Aug 2013 - Whangaparaoa Rotary - Finals and Akron YouTube video

09/4/13 - Rodney Times NZ SBD Finals Article

Race 3 TOTALS Results
Race 3A Results
Race 3B Results

Race 2 TOTALS Results
Race 2A Results
Race 2B Results

Race 1 TOTALS Results
Race 1A Results
Race 1B Results

Whangaparaoa Race Track:


Rotary International

Whangaparaoa SBD
Saturday 6th April
Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay


Race 2 TOTALS Results
Races 2A & 2B Results

Race 1 TOTALS Results
Race 1A Results
Race 1B Results

NOTE: A time of "100" means a race was not completed for one of a variety of reasons.

Whangaparaoa SBD Facebook

Hibiscus Matters Articles

Whangaparaoa Rotary website

Mainfreight - top supporters of the Soapbox Derby for 11 years

Mainfreight, trading as "Carotrans" in the States, have sponsored shipping of the cars and parts since the derby began.

This year they have not one, but TWO finalists in the NZ Finals.

Northcote Rotary SBD
Saturday 23rd March
Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield

Northcote Race Results

The Northcote Finalists who will race again in the NZ Finals are:

  • 1st: Josh Harwood, Bairds Mainfreight
  • 2nd: Syrus Waerea Harwood, Bairds Mainfreight
  • 3rd: Reece Pratley, Beachhaven Primary School
  • 4th: Ryan Dimas, Glenfield College


Northcote Track layout 2011
Photos of the Northcote Track to give an idea of layout

Waitakere Rotary Soapbox Champ 2013 - Joe Grevel

Waitakere Rotary 2013 Champion Joe Grevel


Whenuapai / Pinepac ITM

Whenuapai School Pinepac ITM Team

Waitakere Rotary SBD
Sunday 17th March
Westgate Drive, Massey

Oops.. the National Drought broke and it RAINED!

Waitakere therefore joined Northcote Rotary for a joint race on Saturday 23rd March

Newsletter #7 10th April 2013

  • SBD Thank You Night
  • Waitakere Race
  • NZ Finals
  • Video Award


School Videos:

Riverhead School

Riverhead School Soapbox Car

Hobsonville School

Hobsonville School Soapbox Derby Car

Waitakere Primary School

Waitakere Primary School


Race 1A Results
Race 1B Results
(NOTE: To ensure drivers race once in each lane the database has lanes built into it. 4 schools changed lanes. Where this happened results were recorded in the opposite races)

Race 1 - combined times of race 1A and race 1B - Results

Waitakere Finalists Results

Our West Auckland Champions, who will race again in the NZ Finals are:

  • 1st: Joe Grevel, Waitakere Primary
  • 2nd: Maddie Pester, Waitakere Primary
  • 3rd: Robbie Craig, Bruce McLaren Intermediate
  • 4th: Rose Hinton, Waitakere Primary
  • 5th: George Prinsloo, Bruce McLaren Intermediate
  • 6th: Bas Daengkham, Massey High


Waitakere 2013 soapbox page

Waitakere newspaper articles

Waitakere Rotary website
Enquiries to:

St Kentigern's Girls Team

Auckland East Rotary SBD
Sunday 10th March
Stonefields Road, St Johns

East & Bays Courier Article - 6th March
East & Bays Courier Article - 8th March




Auckland East Rotary Facebook

Auckland East Rotary website

Meadowbank School Derby website

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