Event Information

The cars are entered into one of two categories: “Freestyle” or “Modified”. Prize categories include the traditional First, Second, Third, Fourth, Best Pit Crew and Koolest Car. In the past, First Place winners have won a mountain bike from Seaside cycle, Second Place winners have won a six month family membership to the YMCA, Third Place winners have won tickets from 7 Seas Whale Watch  and Fourth Place winners have won Gift Cards. Many other great prizes donated by local merchants are awarded.

Donations made to the Fish Box Derby Race help to cover all race related expenses. The balance is placed in a scholarship fund for the young participants. Each participant is eligible to apply for scholarship funds as she or he prepares to graduate from High School. For race details, helping on a committee or general information you can write to us at: Fish Box Derby, Inc. PO Box 162 Gloucester, Ma. 01931-0162 Or call Greg at 978-283-1932 or Beth at 978-281-6057. Email us at info@fishboxderby.org

Need more information about purchasing cars, parts, etc.?  Please see the following links:

Official Soapbox Derby Website

Way Cool Kits


All drivers and their cars must be presented for pre-race inspection between the   hours of 9:00 AM and Noon on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Cars that are not presented for inspection or do not pass inspection will not be allowed to race. Inspections will be held at C. B. Fisk, Inc. 21 Kondelin Road, Cape Ann Industrial Park, Gloucester, Massachusetts. There will be no last minute entries the day of the race. NO EXCEPTIONS.