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Handmade soapbox derby car made of wood and iron. Made by Russell Dille of Topeka, Kansas, for a soapbox derby race near Lake Shawnee in August 1973. The local Chevrolet dealer provided the steering mechanism. Financial support came from the local Kirby Vacuum Cleaner company. The car was used in one race only, made up of several elimination heats. Dille came in sixth overall.

Creator: Kirby Vacuum Company
Date: 1973

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Item Number: 209932
KSHS Identifier: 1997.9.1

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