I discovered cars first.....
Little RSH in his Soapbox Derby in Des Moines, Ia. Front page R&T newspaper
The building of a soapbox derby was very important experience teaching me some of the most valuable lessons in my young life. My step-grandfather, who was an auto mechanic at a local dealership for many years, advised me throughout the building of my soapbox entry.
He taught me two very important lessons. The first one was to always visualize a project finished before you start. And second, no project is so insurmountable or so great that if you break it down into little pieces, attacking the project a little at a time, experiencing the satisfaction of accomplishment daily, and one day, your final goal is realized.
The best and the fastest doesn't always win is another lesson I had to learn for myself on that race day. I came in SECOND......(after beating the Winner in the warm-ups the day before).
The view from the Capital hill, DM, Ia