[News Script: Youngsters Compete in Soap Box Races] Part: 1 of 6
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YOUNGSTERS COMPETE IN SOAP BOX HACES
COP TOWS CAR
MAN AT SCORECARD
In Dallas, a 2¥f-yard long section of Woodin
street becomes a race track for more than a
dozen silent hot rods. The ocassion is the first
annual Opti-Derby, sponsored by the Oak Cliff
Optimist Club* The cars in the races are all
constructed by their drivers with sponsors
putting up 20 dollars for each saap box racer
to purchase wheels and sterring gear. Optimist
Club officers say they'll stage the event each
year from now on#
Dallas police are on hand to provide free towing
service, which, happily, doesn't include a trip
to the police auto pound.
Altogether, there are 10 heats to determine the
finalists. And the last race, for the
championship, pits two budding Barney Oldfields,
Here’s what’s next.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Youngsters Compete in Soap Box Races], item, September 16, 1956; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306400/m1/1/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.