What weighs less than 5 ounces and is made from pinewood?
We’re racing wood! If you have spent any time around Boy Scouts you’ll be familiar with the pinewood derby. According to Wikipedia:
Cubmaster Don Murphy organized the first pinewood derby, held on May 15, 1953 in Manhattan Beach, California by Pack 280c. Murphy’s son was too young to participate in the popular Soap Box Derby races, so he came up with the idea of racing miniature wood cars. The cars had the same gravity-powered concept as the full-size Soap Box Derby cars, but were much smaller and easier to build. After Don Murphy’s first race in 1953 the Los Angeles County Department of Recreation copied the pinewood derby with Murphy’s permission.
Our friends at Imogene + Willie have invited us to the first annual 12th South Pinewood Derby next Saturday, November 21st!
Watch for the Griffin car, it’s going to rock your socks off. We already have some great ideas on how to customize our vehicle.
If you’re in Nashville and you love the smell of pine in the morning (or at 4pm), you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to get together and race some wood! Not to mention you’ll be getting BBQ, beer, whisky, a t-shirt and Griffin goodies!
You can pick up your car kit at Imogene + Willie for $50.00. Don’t be shy, it’s not hard to create a great pinewood ride. Did I mention the winner wins a $500 GriffinTechnology.com shopping spree?
Get yourself registered Nashville and we’ll see you at the races!