Who says Cub Scouts should have all the pinewood derby fun? Here’s your chance to build and decorate your own little wooden car, then race it down a track (powered only by gravity) just like the kids do. The rules include all the size and weight requirements that apply to Cub Scout races, with one additional parameter: all cars must “incorporate at least one Golden Road beer can into the design.” And don’t think this is just for kicks— first prize gets a prize package that includes “Beer for a Year, Merch Gift Bag, $100 Pub Gift Card, trophy as proof [and] ultimate supreme eternal glory.” Game on!
More info from the event organizer:
The Golden Road Beer Can (Pinewood) Derby makes its triumphant return November 17, bringing back all the heart stopping action that races between pieces of wood with wheels can deliver.
Starter kits can be pick up from the Pub beginning October 7. If you are supplying your own kit, come by to pick up your empty beer can.
Each starter kit includes everything you’ll need to create your car: wheels, framing, axles and an empty Golden Road can. You can add additional design and weight elements to your kit, but you must use the provided wheels, framing and axles, and you must incorporate at least one Golden Road beer can into the design.
All race cars are gravity racers and can have no additional propulsion of any kind. (This includes but is not limited to: fans, compressed gas, electric motors, explosives, and flux capacitors.) Decor and other elements that make your car unique and especially fantastic, however, are highly encouraged. Just make sure that your car doesn’t exceed these parameters:
Max. Width: Overall width will not exceed 2-3/4”. Width between wheels – will not be less than 1-3/4”.
Max. Height: 5 1/2
Max. Length: 7″
Max. Weight: 5 ounces
First Place: Beer for a Year, Merch Gift Bag, $100 Pub Gift Card, trophy as proof, ultimate supreme eternal glory
Second Place: Beer for a Year, Golden Road Hat, $50 Pub Gift Card, trophy as proof, slightly less eternal glory
Third Place: Golden Road Hat, $25 Pub Gift Card, trophy as proof, even less eternal glory
Fourth Place: Golden Road Hat, trophy as proof, minimal traces of eternal glory
Fan Favorite (as voted by your peers): Golden Road Longboard, different trophy as proof, equal to 2nd place amount of glory
Schedule of Events:
10:30am-11:30am Check In and Weigh In
12pm National Anthem and Race Kick Off
Roughly 2pm Award Ceremony
All race entries must be purchased online. Race kits can be picked up beginning October 7 at Golden Road Pub – Anaheim (2210 E Orangewood Ave). Save your receipt and show it at the time of pickup to receive your kit.