Disclaimer: Westlake Revelations is a sponsor of Soap Box Derby, and Westlake Revelations’ creator founded the Soap Box Derby event in Westlake Village and continues to chair the event.


Soap Box Derby returns on Sunday, May 6th 2012 (overall event open from 10am-2pm). 2012 will be the SIXTH annual event and this year is looking to be the largest Soap Box events we’ve ever done with more racers, more activities, and more of pretty much everything in one form another. The Triunfo YMCA/Westlake Village Soap Box Derby is very much a community event that the community makes happen. We’re expecting around 1000 people to attend, more than 100 kids racing, and at least 120 volunteers on race day.

Interested in building a Soap Box Car and racing? If you are in the YMCA Family Programs, you’ll hear directly about how to sign up. For those outside the Y, see sign up and other information at https://westlakerevelations.com/soapbox/

This year’s event will also include Big Sunday activities (Big Sunday is the largest citywide community service event in America). Big Sunday activities, headed up by Dave Moorman, will include not only a drop off point for donations (food, clothes, baby items, school supplies, kitchen items), but also will have volunteers sorting donations from the previous week and craft projects to brighten the day for a senior in a care facility or for a medical shut-in. Volunteers needed for this activity: see below and contact Dave Moorman .

Joe Hecht’s DJ/Entertainment company “Time of Your Life!” will be on hand to provide the event with music, entertainment, and general fun for kids and adults of all ages.

Bouncers and more. Looking to have fun with the kids in between the Soap Box races? The Y will have a number of games, bounce houses, and more.

Agoura Hills NASCAR racing team High Point Racing will bring their NASCAR racing trailer, late model cars, and have drivers and the team on hand to answer questions about racing.

Westlake Village Boy Scout Troop 485 will be operating the community BBQ that will not only have economically priced meal deals on hand, but also help raise money for the scout troop’s activities.

Richard Johnson will be heading up an expanded car show with a variety of antique and classic cars, as well as newer models. Attendees and car show drivers will be able to vote on their favorite cars, with prizes being. Volunteers needed for this activity: please contact Richard Johnson .

Anyone who has kid related services and is interested in participating in the display tables should contact us for more information.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are what make this event go. It is so complex an event, that we’ll have 120 or more volunteers on race day alone each doing their part. Interested in being a part of it?

Specifically, we need volunteers for:
Car show
Big Sunday
Soap Box Car Inspections
Car Building Mentoring
Setup and tear down

Unless otherwise indicated, drop us a note and we’ll connect you with the right core volunteer to help.

Big Sunday @ Soap Box Derby 2012

The public is encouraged to bring to Soap Box the following items:

– Food (non-perishable items and back yard fruit)
– Clothing of any type (including business attire)
– Shoes of any type
– School supplies (including back packs)
– Baby items (e.g., diapers, sealed baby food or formula, wipes, toys)
– Cooking/kitchen items (bowls, pots, plates, silverware, etc…)

On event day, we will need volunteers to help sort and organize items for distribution that are collected both on-site as well as prior to Soap Box Day. Big Sunday activities also need assistance in collecting items on the day prior to Soap Box. If you are able to volunteer for any Big Sunday activity, please contact Dave Moorman .

Big Sunday is the largest citywide community service event in America, empowering thousands of volunteers throughout the greater Los Angeles area to help the disadvantaged, and improve and repair community services. Although the primary focus of Big Sunday is the Big Sunday Weekend (May 5-6 this year), there are opportunities to help all year long. There are often a number of Big Sunday projects occurring each year in the local area, ranging from work projects to collections for the needy.

This year’s event will, once again, be held in conjunction with the Triunfo YMCA Soapbox Derby. The event will be a drop-off point and sorting site for food and clothing collected through local schools and at local grocery stores, and craft projects will enable the whole family to create something that will help brighten the day for others. Other projects will support additional charities. Big Sunday is dedicated to the belief that everyone has some way that they can help somebody else, and participating in this event is a good way to start, and a great way to instill in kids a commitment to service.

For more information, visit the Big Sunday website at www.bigsunday.org .

NASCAR Racing Trailer, Late Model and Midget Cars

For the past several years, Soap Box Derby has gotten a lot of support from Agoura Hills resident and Y participant, Tim Huddleston and his High Point Racing team.