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Soap Box Derby

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A car in the Down Hill Challenge at Starlight Six Drive-in

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The Atlanta Downhill Challangeis an annual soapbox derby race at Starlight Six Drive-in. The Soapbox Derby is a time-honored American tradition that, in many circles, is a relic from a past era. Despite the nostalgic appeal of 2x4s, wood glue, recycled bike wheels, and steering ropes, how many kids today want to labor over constructing a gravity-powered wooden car when they can have the instant gratification of a video game, virtually racing in a digital roadster?