Jun 26, · The best way to race isn’t on a screen, it’s down an extinct cinder cone volcano in Southeast Portland. The annual PDX Adult Soapbox Derby returns Aug. 15, , pitting grown-up kids against each other, with each team designing and assembling their own downhill racers in pursuit of maximum speed or big laughs. PDX All-Ages Shoebox Derby is a spin-off of PDX Adult Soapbox Derby, a shrinky-dink style! We are going BIG with a small track and small derby cars for ! For 23 years, our Adult Derby has been carried by the generosity of local businesses who love derby and sponsor to keep the tradition going.
May 23, · Just like pretty much every other foreseeable event, the Adult Soapbox Derby has been axed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But organizers won't let a global health crisis completely ruin a classic. The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby is transforming its race, initially scheduled for the 3rd weekend of August, to the Portland All-ages Shoebox Derby.
The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby continues to be a beloved summertime tradition at Mt. Tabor Park—a community event that draws crowds of 7,, people to watch a colorful and sidesplitting spectacle of 40+ coaster cars powered only by gravity, whimsy, and attitude. Camaraderie abounds as some teams focus on speed and engineering (Science! Aug 15, · And this is the annual Portland Adult Soapbox Derby (PASD). According to local legend, PASD founder Paul Zenk first participated in a chaotic derby that took place in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights in The air smelled of blood and beer as rickety cars wailed down the hill, sometimes colliding. And he was in awe of it bottomed.xyz: Katrina Nattress.