Sunday, May 18th: First Annual Pinewood Derby

WHAT: FIRST ANNUAL PINEWOOD DERBY: THE WATERMAN INVITATIONAL

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 18TH

TIME: 3 PM – 10 PM

COST: FREE TO ATTEND, $20 TO ENTER THE DERBY

Welcome to The Drink’s First Annual Pinewood Derby: The Waterman Invitational, sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon and the Breckenridge Brewery! This is a classic, scout-style pinewood derby, but open to the public and scaled up to adult tastes.

Imagine former scouts, art and design nerds, and handy folk of the earth coming together to see whose tiny wooden car is the fastest, the handsomest and the most able to beat their friends in a meaningless beer and bourbon fueled race. We think it’s gonna be the best.

In addition to having a scoutin’ good time, we’re having a weenie roast, bug juice punch, drink specials from Four Roses Bourbon and Breckenridge Brewery, a costume contest and color commentators. Grand prize for fastest car is a new snowboard from Breckenridge Brewery. Other prizes to be announced, but you are GUARANTEED they’re going to include a stupid plastic trophy that reminds you of your Little League/Pee Wee Soccer past.

How does one compete?

1. Come on in to The Drink during business hours and register for the race. There is a $20 (cash only please) registration fee which gets you an official pinewood derby kit complete with wood, wheels and axles. It also guarantees a spot in our tournament where you can pit your car against other crafty folk. If you cannot sign-up in person, please email us at info@thedrinkbrooklyn.com to arrange another method of entry.

2. Assemble, paint, decorate, and fine tune your car. You have until tournament day to make it fast and hot! Official rules are included with your kit.

3. Show up for race day on Sunday, May 18th, with your completed car between 3pm and 4pm to be checked in, weighed, and approved by race officials.

4. Get ready to have an awesome time racing your car in timed and photographed heats, set up tournament style. Winning categories include fastest car, best design. There is also an award for best costume, which is open to all attendees, not just racers.

Already entered, but lost your Pinewood Derby rules? You can download a PDF copy at the link below.

Pinewood Derby Rules

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