Yesterday was the 2015 Portland’s PDX Adult Soap Box Derby at Mount Tabor Park. It’s one of my favorite days every summer. This year, due to scheduling changes we had to choose between an Organic Brewers Festival and the Soapbox Derby and there was no hesitation among our group. The Derby won the day.
(note: as always – click on the images for larger versions)
After a summer of heat waves we ended up with near perfect weather yesterday for the Derby.
Some of the racers are built for speed and some are just for fun. It’s always a great day.
This year’s highlights included a steampunk version of R2D2 that was completely awesome and a crowd favorite.
The Millennium Falcon was built by a team that works at Yakima Bike racks and we were told that a lot of it was ‘just junk we had lying around the shop that ended up glued and taped on”.
This one was a Breaking Bad Winnebago last year. This year they added wings and Voila! Spaceballs!!
The Duff Beer Blimp and the Hungry Hungry Hippo weren’t very fast but the crowd loved them anyway.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!!