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Derby road warriors make 'mad' rush down Mount Tabor

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Choad Warrior pumps up the crowd at Portland's Adult Soap Box Derby Saturday afternoon.Portland’s Adult Soap Box Derby was all downhill Saturday as dozens of racers pushed their human-powered, wacky vehicles on the slopes of Mount Tabor for prizes and glory.

For the past 18 years, racers have pushed their derby cars down the winding course as hundreds of people watch the spectacle. This year featured a few derby cars with the "Mad Max" theme.

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The Mad Dads cross the finish line in their Wolfsled at the Adult Soap Box Derby.

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The Mutt Cutts Ghostbusters wagon sprays the crowd during Portland's Adult Soap Box Derby.

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Racers emerge from Blood Alley during the Adult Soap Box Derby on Mount Tabor.

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Awesome Squad flies down Blood Alley on their Special Deliver racer during the Adult Soap Box Derby on Mount Tabor.

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The Duff Man Blimp get some help crossing the finish line at the Adult Soap Box Derby.