I thought we’d take a look at something different — something that is all about why we live in a place like Westlake Village.

Westlake Village is getting what I believe is its first Soap Box Derby (if you know otherwise, please let me know).

The event is put on by the Triunfo YMCA Trailblazer Program. This is a program for kids (3rd-6th grade) with their dads … an older version of the Indian Guide/Princess program.

The Soap Box Derby is being held alongside a carnival, and “family fun day” with a BBQ. The event includes:

* Antique and Classic Car Show
* Community BBQ ($4 per person)
* Carnival Games
* LA Avengers Football â??Challenge Tossâ?
* NASCAR race car … see it up close
* LA County Fire Dept. brings their engine
* YMCA Program information

This is real Soap Box Car races (e.g., cars the kids ride inside unlike Pinewood Derby). The race is for members of the Triunfo YMCA Trailblazers program.
There are, currently, 70+ “heats” scheduled with races running every couple minutes from 12pm-3pm.

Everyone is invited to attend. Attendees are invited to cheer the racers on, and take part in the BBQ, Carnival and other activities.

Event Date:
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Event open: 12pm – 3pm
Races: 12pm – approx. 3pm

Farmers Insurance Building Parking Lot
Opposite City of Westlake Village City Hall
31051 Agoura Road, Westlake Village