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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE FRENCH RIVIERA: 1952

Courtesy of McCartney Garage: 1952

Courtesy of McCartney Garage: 1952

The Derby Grand Marshal riding in the McCartney Garage convertible at the 1952 Soap Box Derby 1952 in Elmwood, Illinois.
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Massey Wins "Rocket Derby" as 78 Entrants Vie for Prizes
Robert Massey of Muscatine, Iowa, driving car number 71, won first Place in the A division of the 1952 "Rocket Derby," held Saturday, September 6 in Elmwood.

Massey's time for the course averaged 25.8 seconds. Second place went to Ronald Brisker of Bushnell in car number 19 while the 3rd place trophy was won by Dean Vance, son of Mr, and Mrs. Cornelius Vance of Elmwood, driving car 98. Dean was one of the most consistent drivers of the day, going down the hill four times in 26.3 seconds and twice in 26.5. There were 52 cars which ran in the A division and 26 cars in the B division. Three cars entered earlier in the A division did not run.

Cars in the A group finished in this order: 71, 19, 98. 52, 3 and 15 tie. 83, 1-17-29-55-60-88 tie, 22, 61, 13-16-45-81, tie, 11-14-41-43-91 tie, 56, 74-87 tie, 10-30 tie, 39, 12, 5, 21-25 tie. 44-78 tie, 92, 20-82-100 tie. 53, 35, 48, 64, 24, 46-57 tie, 7, 8. 33, 62, 49. Average times ranged from 25.8 seconds to 30 seconds.

Competing against 25 other entrants in the B division, Ronnie Ecklund. son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ecklund of Elmwood, drove car 47 to first place in this group, with George Shaheen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shaheen of Elmwood, winning second place. Ronnie's average time was 35.55 while Shaheen's time was 36.35. Shaheen made one run of 34.2 for the fastest time of the day.

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