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Fallbrook man enters by Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame

Brian Graham interested in reviving sport in greater Fallbrook area


Last updated 8/20/2019 at 7:58am

Brian Graham is seen at the finish line of Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio, home of the annual All-American Soap Box Derby championships.

Rick Monroe

Special to the Village News

During the Depression, kids scrounged for discarded soap crate boxes in Dayton, Ohio, to create primitive race cars. Now, nearly 80 years later, the activity has become an international sport for youth and a Fallbrook man has been selected as a member of the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame.

Brian Graham, 66, was recognized last month at the annual "Super Bowl" of the sport in Akron, Ohio. Graham has been involved in the youth program for 25 years, establishing the Soap Box Derby program in Oceanside in 1995.

He served as local race director as well as a...

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