Dads And X-Wing Fighter Cars Are Spoiling the Soap Box Derby – Again. — 7 Comments

  1. You’re a bit of of a dick, aren’t you? Saw your Instructables comments on the X-Wing. Yep. Dickhead.

    Yeah, you’re sixty. So what? Not far ahead of me. Hope to hell I don’t turn out like you, dickhead.

  2. Sometimes you have to realize that these dads are living out lives through their kids. What do kids know about rigging a derby kart or even to think up the idea of placing a magnet in the front to increase a gravitational pull. Makes one think.

    Great post!

  3. The kids’ involvement ends when the flag drops. But they are certainly involved. Heavily. I think one thing our gravity race does is shows them it’s more about design, art, charity, community, and fun than about competition. I don’t know that the AASBD accomplishes that.

    BTW, I am a blogger myself so I know all about the fun of getting people all worked up. So I am trying not to get too wrapped up in this argument (even though I am).

  4. The Nazareth Adult Soapbox Derby is a stand-alone community event. It is not associated with any youth derby or sanctioned derby. I think your generalized assessment that adult derbies somehow negatively affect youth derbies is off base. Each adult derby has its own origin, spirit, goals, and logistics. It is not fair to lump them all under one umbrella.

    • Even worse! NO involvement of kids. Soap Box Derby should sue for copyright infringement. Adults should not use the good name of Soap Box Derby to promote an adult event. Fair has nothing to do with my opinion. 🙂

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