June 2011
Wisconsin Magazine of History;Summer2011, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p42
The article discusses the annual Madison, Wisconsin soap box derby, which ran from 1935 to 1957. It notes that the Wisconsin Historical Museum has accumulated items from several derby winners, including Eldon Raemisch's soap box car, Paul R. Anderson's watch, and Phil Lenhart's helmet. Winners of the Madison race competed at the U.S. national championship at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. The article also considers the role of the "Wisconsin State Journal" newspaper and sports editor Warren Jollymore in promoting the Madison competition.


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