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Crawford, Richard Collection
film (600 ft.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. print.
Collection contains a factual work titled "Golden Moment" about a Maine state soap-box derby contest held in Brewer. Includes scenes of the boys who competed, the race from start to finish, crowds watching the race and picnicking, a parade band and flag bearers, and the winners accepting their prizes and trophies. The first place winner also got a ride in a red convertible Corvette. Many of the cars displayed names of businesses and towns they were representing, including Rockland, Bangor, Old Town, Bucksport, Millinocket and Castine.
Richard Crawford lives in the Bangor-Brewer area. He participated in the 1956 soap-box derby national championship in Akron, Ohio. He appears in the film receiving an award for the Brewer race. He was 14 years old. A soap-box derby is a race between gravity-powered homemade vehicles. Wikipedia The contest in Brewer was cosponsored by General Motors and the Bangor Daily News.
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