ORANGE COUNTY ALMANAC : In Lather About Soap-Box Cars

The popularity of the 1932 auto races at the Santa Ana Bowl inspired local boys to build soap-box cars.

The vehicles, made of soap-shipping cases affixed to toy wagons, inspired "push-car races" at the Santa Ana Bowl. Qualifying rounds were held Thursday afternoons to limit the number of youngsters in the Friday night races.

Source: "Reflections in Orange" by Merle and Mabel Ramsey

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