Soap Box Derby Car, 1968

KC Manuscript Collection 560 


Title: Soap Box Derby Car

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 560

Physical Description: 1 soap box derby car

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport



Provenance: The Soap Box Derby Car was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by the by Jack Mottern, on behalf of his son Thomas E. Mottern, in 2013.

Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Processed by: This collection was processed by Brianne Wright and opened for research in November 2013.



This collection should be cited as:

Soap Box Derby Car, 1968. KC Manuscript Collection 560, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.




The Soap Box Derby car was built, entered, and driven by Thomas E. Mottern. The sponsor of the car was Gibbons Lumber Company. This particular derby car raced in the 1968 competition that was held near the intersection of John B. Dennis Road near the intersection with Wilcox Drive. The derby car is on permanent display.