Red Bull Soap Box Derby Atlanta

Saturday the Red Bull Soapbox Race made a stop in Atlanta, right here in Midtown. The race featured some of the most outrageous racing around as 39 teams cruised and tumbled down 10th Street near Piedmont Park. An estimated crowd of 48,500 fans lined the streets and sidewalks, resembling a typical Atlanta rush hour traffic jam. The course presented obstacles with a few twists and turns and a daring jump that sent several crafts crumbling to their demise. This isn't your average derby. Red Bull Soapbox Race is judged on three criteria: creativity, showmanship and speed. We hung around for the entire race, running into friends and trying to beat the heat with cold beverages, all while keeping up on the action as each car came down the hill. It was a great event and lots of fun. We even have the sunburn to prove it!

The crowd was intense. Look at the roof on the house across the street.

The starting line
Looking down the course to the finishOne of the cars coming down the course
The party didn't end when the race did. Look at the second story window, that has to be the longest beer funnel ever!

*some text borrowed from the red bull event website.

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