In 2010, Alan Armstrong began a project that involved constructing a soapbox car to compete and win a soapbox derby – the  Cadwell Park Gravity Race. The car was modelled on the very first soapbox car from 1934.

Tethervision followed his journey, creating a documentary along the way.

More information: Alan Armstrong / Soapbox Blog

Credits

Alan Armstrong – Flight of the Dayton

Filming by
Samuel Mercer & Liam Aitken

Editing by
Samuel Mercer & Alan Armstrong

With thanks to the following for their help, support and advice:
Jon Chambers
Scottish Carties
Steven Ingman
Apple Gravity Racing
Caldwell Park
Simon Withers
Guy Brown
Amelia Beavis Harrison
Beth Bramich
The fellow participants at Caldwell gravity race day 2010

Music
Television: See No Evil (©1977 Elektra)

Archive Footage
The All-American Soapbox Derby (1936)

Project funded by Tethervision
©2011 Tethervision & Alan Armstrong