Forty six ace drivers took part in the annual grand Prix Pillouet soap box derby in Montreal, Canada, recently.
SV AND CU Residents watching from balconies and windows. (3 shots)
SV Soap box race finishing.
SV PAN ACROSS Soap box cars in pits.
LV AND SV Starter firing gun and carts down hill and away, one of them crashes. (2 shots)
SV AND CU Crash victim being attended to. (2 shots)
SV Soap box car loaded onto ramp; gun fired and race underway, car overturns. (3 shots)
SV AND CU No. 794 careering down street and crashing. (3 shots)
Initials VS 16.40 VS 16.50
SPORT: SOAP BOX DERBY
REPORTER: Mark Phillips
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Background: Forty six ace drivers took part in the annual grand Prix Pillouet soap box derby in Montreal, Canada, recently.
Their vehicles, constructed from waggons, baby carriages and furniture, looked better than they went.
The only regulation was that the young drivers had to be able to steer their machines.....but the regulation didn't state that they had to steer them well.
The race is named after Pillouet, a fictitious character who was a "grubby faced street kid"....not totally unlike the competitors in the derby.
Spills and thrills were common, but there were no serious injuries.