Jesse Cortez

Soapbox Derby Car Parts Shopping


I’ve decided to build a soapbox racer for the 2009 soapbox derby in SF on Nov. 1st. I have no experience with this whatsoever, but how difficult can this be? The only rules, as I understand them are that the car can’t have a motor, but it must have a beer holder. Okay, no problems there.

So far I have a seat from an old Austin-Healey Sprite and four wheels from the hardware store. This weekend I start in on building the chassis. That means I needs so materials. Lumber yard and ALCO Metals, here I come!