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May 25, 20117:00pm - 9:00pm

Artwood Derby


Artwood Derby

Admission to event: FREE
Racer entry: $8 ($5 for SPACES' members) or $3 for Old Skool (see below)
Racer registration:
Pay racer entrance fee:

Wednesday! Wednesday! WEDNESDAY! See five monstrous ounces of bone-crushing madness careen down the track at break-neck speeds. Get a heaping helping of danger-a duel of fate where only one car escapes the twisted wooden wreckage of THUN-DER-DOME!

Pinezilla will scorch your eyebrows to a charred stubble with its fiery chunks of pure adrenaline! Watch as it blazes a trail over TEN TOY CARS and crushes an entire school bus into BURNING SHRAPNEL! You'll be on the edge, edge, EDGE of your seat with a PURE UNLEADED BEER in your fist and a gob full of eXtreme snacky treats!

In celebration of SPACES' 33rd birthday, artists and non-artists (ages 8 and up) are invited to make their own car for the derby using the kits provided by SPACES. Entry fee for racers is $8 ($5 for SPACES members) and gets you a car kit (block of wood, 4 nails, and 4 tires) and one beverage from the bar the night of the event. If you still have your old Pinewood Derby cars from yesteryear, you may enter them in Old Skool for $3 (entry fee + a beverage from the bar).

Entry Categories

Fastest (must abide by regulations)

Cars made for speed

Hottest Mess

Your car may not even move, but it looks good going nowhere.

Best of Show

For overall goodness. This car need not be fast or even pretty, but should blow the judge's socks off.

Old Skool

Do you still have your old Pinewood Derby car? Pay your $3 registration fee and race with the rest of the Old Skool cars.


All racers wishing compete in the Fastest category must have cars that pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:
1. Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
2. Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
3. Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
4. Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit.
5. Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
6. No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
7. The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
8. The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.
9. No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.

Cars entering in the other categories need not meet any requirements. As a matter of fact, the cards don't even need to move. Make them small, make them huge, make them sleek, make them elaborate. HAVE FUN!

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