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 Myron 'Scottie' Scott 

Myron Scott
 Myron E. "Scottie" Scott, is most recognized as the man who gave America's Sports Car, the Corvette, its name. For 22 years, he served as an artist, photographer and art director with the Dayton Daily News. In June 1933, he photographed six boys racing wooden contraptions down Big Hill Road in Oakwood, Ohio. Scott got the idea for the soap box derby, attracting 330 participants and a crowd of 40,000. After the 1934 derby at Burkhardt Hill, Chevrolet decided to sponsor the event nationally with Scott in charge. The following year, the race was moved to Akron, OH. Chevrolet sponsored the derby until 1972. 
 Mr. Scott passed away on October 4th, 1998 at the age of 91.