Soap box cars race down Macon’s Magnolia Street

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Spring is finally here, and folks took advantage Saturday afternoon.

The Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby brought thousands of people to a slope in downtown Macon.

These are soap box cars–no engines.

But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t speed involved Saturday afternoon at the Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby–or crashes.

And the crowd loved it.

“It is awesome, the sky is blue, the clouds are fluffy, couldn’t as for a better day,” said one onlooker.

“It’s one of my last days of spring break and I had to come out and enjoy the beautiful weather,” said another.

“Oh I’m stoked man ready to see some action to see some live action!” said one man.

More than 10 different teams raced, including the winning car, Team Bearfoot.

“This is the sixth year,” said volunteer Koryn Young.

Koryn Young helped put the event together.

“We have an executive committee of about 20 people that work really hard all year round and make this event happen. We have about 40 volunteers so really they do all the amazing work to make this event of at least 2,500 people today happen and we’re really proud and excited,” said Young.

And when you mix all that together, you don’t need engines to have a speedy good time.

Racers said they were grateful the weather cooperated this year, as last year was pretty rainy.

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