With the 4th fast approaching, we wanted to make sure everyone is aware of changes to this year’s race.

First off, we have moved the safety check and official weigh-in to race day. We did this because so many of this year’s racers were with us the past two years and we trust you to know what is expected. If anyone has any concerns about their vehicle we are available to do one on one inspections.

We also want to make sure people are aware of the new race schedule.

  • 8:00 AM – Pit area available for racers
  • 10:00 AM – Volunteers begin setup
  • 11:00 AM – Weigh-In and Safety Check
  • 1:00 PM – First Heat
  • 2:00 PM – Second Heat
  • 3:00 PM – Third Heat
  • 4:00 PM – Fourth Heat
  • 5:00 PM – GMMCCI 4th of July Parade
  • 6:30 PM – Finals followed by awards

Once the race day concludes, stay around for dinner at one of the restaurants in downtown Muscatine before joining us for the fireworks display provided by the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Welcome to the Muscatine Adult Soapbox Derby!

Wait? What? Why is adult crossed out?! Slots available for youth ages 10-15 and and adult 16+.

Registration is now FREE. Contact us at muscatinederby@gmail.com if you still need to get signed up.

Thank You to all who participated and attended the 2017 Muscatine Adult Soapbox Derby. It was a great event!


Official 2017 Race Results  are available HERE

Welcome to the Derby! The 2017 Muscatine Adult Soapbox Derby will take place July 4th, 2017 running down third street hill from Spruce Street through the finish line across Iowa Avenue. Expect a display of excellent craftsmanship and artistic ability as you watch the cars zip down the hill at 30+ MPH racing for the grand prizes! Whether you joined us last year for our first event or are brand new, the Muscatine Soapbox Derby is sure to give fans of all ages a day to remember!


Soapbox Derby 2016-Muscatine, Iowa from Joshua Hanna on Vimeo.


 Official 2017 rules and car specifications are available on the Derby Details page.


Finish Crowd


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