Parade Float with Soap Box Derby Cars | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Parade Float with Soap Box Derby Cars

Parade Float with Soap Box Derby Cars | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
"Stairway to a Champ" float in a parade. The float includes the five cars raced by Van Steiner of Argyle along with his helmets and trophies.<p>Van won the Madison Soap Box Derby in the car at the top, marked "Wisconsin State Journal," and competed in it at Derby Downs, Akron, Ohio. Van stands at the back wearing his champion shirt from Akron. His brother sits in the top car.</p>
DESCRIPTION
"Stairway to a Champ" float in a parade. The float includes the five cars raced by Van Steiner of Argyle along with his helmets and trophies.

Van won the Madison Soap Box Derby in the car at the top, marked "Wisconsin State Journal," and competed in it at Derby Downs, Akron, Ohio. Van stands at the back wearing his champion shirt from Akron. His brother sits in the top car.

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:75384
Creation Date: August 1957
Creator Name:Steiner, Lawrence
City:Argyle
County:Lafayette
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Van Steiner
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:transparency, color
Original Format Number:M2010-053
Original Dimensions:35mm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Wisconsin Historical Museum has the winning car, shirt, and many of the trophies and helmets in its collection (acc. #2009.56).
SUBJECTS
Tractors
Associations, institutions, etc.
Clothing and dress
Protective clothing
Central business districts
Cities and towns
Trophies
Crowds
Outdoor photography
Youth
Automobile racing
Parades
Storefronts
Signs and symbols
Trailers

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