Last year’s builders created many unique pinewood drag racing cars, such as those shown here. (Image from www.sema.org.)
Some of the industry’s most recognized hot rod builders will be building and racing small pinewood cars at the second annual SEMA Pinewood Drag Races in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, July 24.
Famous hot rod and custom car builders such as Gene Winfield, Roy Brizio, Rick Dore, Alan Johnson and Art Morrison have spent months creating one-of-a-kind pinewood racers in the secrecy of their shops. Each builder was given a small block of wood to create a one-of-a-kind pinewood race car. There are no rules and no limits on creativity.
On July 24, 24 builders will square-off at the Pasadena Convention Center during the annual SEMA Banquet.
One winner will be crowned the Race Champion and one car will be voted Most Popular. In November, all of the collectible and autographed pinewood cars will be on display at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and will be auctioned for two children’s charities: ChildHelp and Victory Junction Camp.
The public is welcome to attend the race and meet some of these builders, as well as check out the cars at the SEMA Show-n-Shine car show.
For more information, go to www.sema.org/leadership-days/home.