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(PHOTOS) The 2018 Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby

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(PHOTOS) The 2018 Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby

Sophie Trujillo drives the "One eyed, One Horned Purple People Eater" as she participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell
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Getting ready for a run at the starting line for the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Julia Davis (age 6) is in the front driving the car with her sister Katie Davis (age 4) in the back. Photo by Tami Chappell

By Tami Chappell, contributor 

The annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby rolled through Decatur on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Hundreds of spectators watched the racers in their colorful and creative soapbox race cars.

Proceeds from the 2018 derby go to support Decatur Education Foundation and City Schools of Decatur Special Education PTA.

Ali Post films her son Grayson Post as he runs in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Nine year old Amelia Profitt driving “Sweet Pea” runs into the hay as she participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Sai Kakarala drives his Angry Red Bird as he participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

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Sophie Trujillo drives the “One eyed, One Horned Purple People Eater” as she participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Ethan Donald drives his “Rat Rod” as he participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

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8-year old Opal takes off from the finish line driving her “Dragon on Fire” as she participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Spectators watch as cars participate in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

7-year old Aaron Pinkerton gets his game face on as he prepares to fly his airplane as he participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Bubble Masters car participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Ryder Kaczmarek participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Charlotte Orleman drives her car as she participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Henry (L) and Theo Miller prepare to take off in the Minecraft as they participate in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

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2-nyear old Isla Wolfe eats a popsicle as she and her parents Jenny and Sheldon Wolfe watch the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

The 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Charlie Hart drives his spaceship as he participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Sloane Raspberry drives his “Chevy” as Malina rides alongside as they participate in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

8-year old Opal takes off from the finish line driving her “Dragon on Fire” as she participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Aidin Er gets advice from his parents Utku (L) and Deja Er (R) as he participates in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

Lionel Rawls (front) and his buddy Nyle Corey (rear) crash at the finish line as pit crew members scramble out of the way while participating in the 8th Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on October 6, 2018. Photo by Tami Chappell

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