Figure 2.--This image is from a Soap Box Derby in the Netherlands during 1950.
One problem in the Netherlands is that the country is very flat and there are not a lot of hills. As a reslt, in the Dutch races, the cars were often pushed by other boys. This is evident in many of the available images. Of ourse this often put more of a premium on the strength of the pusher than the design of the car, which in many ways defeats the purpose of the competition. When there was a real hill available, the original American race sytem was used. Even so the boys appear to be wearing normal everyday dress rather than what might wear in an athletic competition.
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