August 04, 2013 Slideshows

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Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby 

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Participants move their cars toward the top of the hill for the start of the show.
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Jerome Stancil helps his son Justin, 9, maneuver their homemade soapbox car while Joseph, 4, his other son, helps with the helmet.
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Singer, Aleacea Dais, 12, performs an anti-bullying song before the start of the race.
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A participant rides down the hill.
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Cedric Starllworth and his daughter, Carrington, roll down the hill in their pink and plush soapbox car.
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Audience members watched and cheered on each participant as they maneuvered their soapbox car down the hill.
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Tj (right) and Josh await their turn to cruise down the hill.
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Iliyah, 8, gives a score of 9 out of 10 to a soapbox participant.
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Families enjoyed cuisine from a variety of food trucks.
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Joshua Wiener, 8, rides down the hill in his car.
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LaVerio Banres, receives a "good luck" from his son before cruising down the hill in his "Model T" soapbox car designed with vinyl records. Barnes, aka Dj LV, is the founder of the nonprofit Cool Dads Rock and the creator of the event.
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After a wheel popped off of one of the soapbox cars, a group of adults worked together to fix the issue. The temperature high for the day was 93 degrees.
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Andrew Crowe, 32, receives a push as he participates in an event, which includes adults riding big wheels down a hill. During the event, three adults cruised down the hill on the big wheel. After completing the event, Crowe said,"It brought back a lot of good memories."
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Bryce (right) pulls ahead of Thomas for the win during the only race of the day. Each contestant cruised down the hill individually to show off their soapbox car's design and speed.
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Bryce Anderson holds his trophy tightly after winning the best in show category.
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Bryce Anderson holds his trophy tightly after winning the best in show category.
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