Soap Box Derby Hamilton, OH Sr. Champion  (1979)

Soap Box Derby Hamilton, OH Sr. Champion (1979)

Bill Wrigley
A Soap Box Derby Sr. Champion racer, designed, constructed and driven in 1979 by A. Stuart Paul of Hamilton, Ohio. Young Stuart raced a month later at the All-American in Akron, Oh for the National Championship, winning the Best Designed trophy. Constructed around a lay down driver, the cigar-shaped body was mounted to a standard wheelbase with exposed axles and kite steering. Unique was the rear axle suspension comprising dual swing arms mounted to torsion bars running transversely through the body. When this would not comply with strict Derby regulations in Akron, Stuart had to install a limited-movement pin over the center of the axle to satisfy inspectors before he could race. It is shown in the model. This model is created from photographs showing views of the car from multiple angles. The car is equipped with the official All-American Soap Box Derby Championship wheels, painted gold for 1979. Livery shows the car's sponsor, Stuart's name, and his All-American race number.
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