Saturday, June 11, 2016
Iula Soapbox tradition continues
In 1954 BJ promotions manager Ralph Iula became All American Soapbox Derby director for the world race in Akron.
After 20 years, son Jeff Iula replaced his father as Soapbox Derby director. Jeff has served longer than anyone and still is Soapbox Derby president and a Cuyahoga Falls councilman.
Today, at the 70th running of the Akron local Derby, Jeff’s granddaughter, Zoe, won and qualified for the All American July 16 in Akron. It was the first qualification after five years of trying for Ralph Iula’s great-granddaughter.
The Iula Soapbox Derby connection continues.