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Watch: Highlights from DriveShop’s First Annual PineBlock Charity Invitational

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This week, something unique took place at Wild About Cars Garage in Kirkland, WA – the 1st Annual DriveShop PineBlock Charity Invitational. This race, inspired by the Pinewood Derby competitions that many Boy Scouts (and former Scouts, like myself) know and love was designed to race money for charity, with each car entered gaining $50 to either Make-A-Wish Foundation, Fisher House, Feeding America or 4 Paws for Ability. Put on by DriveShop to celebrate their new name, a number of folks from the automotive industry and their journalistic/blogging counterparts were invited to take part, myself included. The Rock Daughters and I put forth a valiant effort, making a special trip to Hobby Lobby for some supplies by Revell for my first PineBlock experience in over 30 years. Unfortunately, our car was somehow lost by the USPS, and it didn’t make it to the race – a disappointment (especially given how much the girls loved the car), but the folks at DriveShop assured me that my donation would still be made for the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Check out highlights from the race below…

So what did our misplaced entry look like? Here’s a photo taken moments before it was sealed and shipped…


https://instagram.com/p/3PV_39x-pW/” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_top”>Alrigight, @driveshopusa – my #DriveShopPineBlock racer is on its way to Washington State for the races. My donation will go to @makeawishamerica #vroomvroom #RockFatherRacing #RockFatherRides #PinewoodDerby

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It even had “ROCK FATHER” Illinois license plates!

Next year, I’m shipping using UPS or FedEx.

Congratulations to DriveShop on a new identity, and a successful launch event benefitting some great organizations!

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