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


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

Television: See No Evil (©1977 Elektra)

Archive Footage
The All-American Soapbox Derby (1936)

Project funded by Tethervision
©2011 Tethervision & Alan Armstrong