(PHOTOS) – 2016 Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby

Posted by Decaturish.com October 1, 2016

By Jonathan Phillips, contributorĀ 

Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines for the 6th annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby! About 1,000 people watched the race down Oakhurst’s busiest street on Saturday as close to 90 racers put on their best costumes and rode their fastest carsĀ on a quarter mile stretch. Over the past six years the neighborhood event has been able to raise over $70,000 for charity.

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Max Griffin (right) talks with Ben Powell before the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Max Griffin (right) talks with Ben Powell before the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Henry Manso waits in his car for the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Henry Manso waits in his car for the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jacob Donald (right) brings Colin Jeziorowski, his sister Norah and grandfather Mike pokemon animals before the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jacob Donald (right) brings Colin Jeziorowski, his sister Norah and grandfather Mike pokemon animals before the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

William Roach (right) writes down his remarks as he judges Anthony Amelio's car before the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

William Roach (right) writes down his remarks as he judges Anthony Amelio’s car before the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Lola DiCarlo (left), Audrey Trujillo and Wiliiam Roach judge the Team Hall Netherton car as Josh Netherton and his daughters Elizabeth and Penny tak about how they came up with the Wonder Woman theme before the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Lola DiCarlo (left), Audrey Trujillo and Wiliiam Roach judge the Team Hall Netherton car as Josh Netherton and his daughters Elizabeth and Penny tak about how they came up with the Wonder Woman theme before the start of the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sai Kakarala crashes during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sai Kakarala crashes during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jack Brown and Theo Reynolds cross the finish line during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jack Brown and Theo Reynolds cross the finish line during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Pierce Haddad races down the street during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Pierce Haddad races down the street during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chased by her father, Blythe Hart crashes into the hay bales during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chased by her father, Blythe Hart crashes into the hay bales during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

With her father riding copilot, Leah Silver takes her roller skate down the street during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

With her father riding copilot, Leah Silver takes her roller skate down the street during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Wyatt Arrington races down the street with his father in tow during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Wyatt Arrington races down the street with his father in tow during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Will Zygmont and is brother Maxwell race down the street in a Jurassic Park jeep during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Will Zygmont and is brother Maxwell race down the street in a Jurassic Park jeep during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Wonder Woman, Penny Netherton steers her invisible jet racer down the street during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Wonder Woman, Penny Netherton steers her invisible jet racer down the street during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sloane Rasberry waits for her turn to race during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sloane Rasberry waits for her turn to race during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sloane Rasberry takes off from the starting line as she steers her car down the street during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sloane Rasberry takes off from the starting line as she steers her car down the street during the 6th annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Oakhurst on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Anthony Amelio crashes into hay bales as he crosses the finish line during the 6th annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Anthony Amelio crashes into hay bales as he crosses the finish line during the 6th annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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