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August 21, 2014 at 1:48 PM

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Postcards from the past: Soap Box Derby, 1978


A racer who called himself Monty Zoom, finished second in the Soap Box Derby on May 29, 1984. The event was part of the 7th annual Pike Place Market Street Fair. Stan Larsen won the race. The race course ran down Virginia Street, made a sharp left turn onto Western Avenue and finished at Union Street.

Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.

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