I know you are expecting a rant about how bad Republicans are and how good Democrats are, or is it how bad the Democrats are and how good the Republicans are?
Sorry to disappoint you. Politics and my RV blog are like oil and water, they don’t mix. So if you are looking for insightful political commentary, you certainly won’t find it here.
This is about a different kind of soapbox and it is all about this hill:
What does this hill have to do with a soapbox, you ask? Here is a little hint:
This hill is in Akron, Ohio, home of the Soapbox Derby. Kids build these coaster cars (maybe with a little help from their dads) and race them down this hill. A better view of the “race track”.
The Soapbox Racers start where the man is standing in the pictures and roll down the hill by gravity to the finish line off in the distance. It has become a huge event and maybe a training ground for future NASCAR drivers.
The cars have no steering wheel, they are steered by pulling on cables.
I don’t know if I could drive one of these cars (let alone fit in one) without a steering wheel to cling to.
The name “Soapbox” came from the early cars, built from soapboxes. Here is a picture of an original soapbox car constructed from a soapbox.
Those kids are brave, that hill is steep!
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