Item Details

Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 June

Rodney Waldron Wins the Star City Soap Box Derby in Walrond Park in Roanoke County, Va.

Digital Collection

The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
06/29/68
Run Time
1 min., 04 sec.
Sound
silent
Color
color
Abstract
The Star City Soap Box Derby is held at Walrond Park in Roanoke County, Va. Two soap box racers race down a hill, speeding toward the finish line, where crowds of people await anxiously. Rodney Waldron wins the derby and is crowned champion with a large wreath of red, blue, and white flowers. Waldron will continue to compete at the All-American Soap Box Derby national competition held in Akron, Oh.
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