The Nevada City Soapbox Derby returned to Nevada City today. Thirty three different cars raced down the half mile course on Nimrod Street, some gaining as much as 40 mph, while others were competing for the art car category and not necessarily as concerned about speed. The local event is a fundraiser for Pioneer Park and brings out families, locals and visitors to take part in the festivities. In addition to the racing there was live music by Yogoman Burning Band, Pinewood derby race track by the Nevada City Cub Scouts, Lazy Dog ice cream and a number of local food vendors. Congrats to Gravity Wave Racing for winning the fastest car prize and Mr. Potato Head for winning the crowd favorite award. Kudos to Rich Bodine for organizing another fabulous Nevada City event and to all the sponsors, participants, spectators and volunteers for another great day in our little town. And the winner from last week’s Sierra Storytelling Festival giveaway is Holly.
© 2013 InnSide Nevada City, photos by Erin Thiem and Kial James