Roseville Scrapbook, Page 3

Dick Evans sends in these classic shots of the Roseville Soapbox Derby.  Above is a photo of the first contest in 1951 Dick's commentary: "In 1951 I . . . won second place and a trophy. I may have won a radio as well, I don't remember now. I think the winner of that race was a Roger Altieri. I He had a beautiful car. First prize was a bicycle, second a radio, third roller skates, with trophies all donated by different Roseville organizations, Lions Club,etc. Funeral director Bob Cole can be seen on the left, and on the right were two Rosevile Ave classmates of mine, Leon Scott and Calyue Perry. They were nice guys."


Here's a shot of the second contest, in 1952.  Dick's comments: "It was photographed by Jack Horn Studio. Jack Horn Studio was on Roseville Ave near the railroad tower, across from the Clipper Ship. Jack Horn took a lot of Roseville pictures and covered most events in the hope of selling his pictures to the neighborhood. 
In this picture my Soapbox Derby racer is the white car on the left. The car on the right may be that of Richie Suppa. I came in third and won a trophy donated by Newark City Comissioner Stephen J Moran.


Incidentally, Dick married Maria Sabia (SRL '58) in October, 1965.  Here Fr. McDonald performs the service.  Photo by Charles Anthony Studio.

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