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eBay Motors Sponsors Pinewood Drag Races for Third Consecutive Year


  eBay Motors will sponsor the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races for the third consecutive year.

eBay Motors will return for the third consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of the Pinewood Drag Races in support of the SEMA Cares children's charities. Held in conjunction with the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races will take place July 29, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California. The finals will occur during the cocktail reception shortly before the banquet begins. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit two worthwhile children’s charities—Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.

“eBay Motors takes great pride in working with organizations that focus on bringing the voice and resources of the community together to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” said Famous Rhodes, senior director of eBay Motors. “The Pinewood Drag Races are a valuable opportunity for eBay Motors to give back to the community and ensure that America’s youth have the chance to partake in the tradition of building and racing pinewood derby cars.”

SEMA members in the Southeastern United States are invited to attend the pinewood car build at Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, North Carolina, on Thursday, June 23, from 7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Volunteers will work with special-needs campers to paint and build one-of-a-kind pinewood race cars for the annual SEMA Pinewood Drag Races. If you would like to attend this event, contact Eric Saltrick with Steele Rubber Products at or 704/483-9343.

SEMA members in the Western United States can help the children of Childhelp sand, paint and assemble the cars for the annual races. Each child will build two cars: one to keep and one reserved for sponsorship by a caring SEMA-member company or individual. The build day will take place at Childhelp Village West in Beaumont, California, Saturday, June 4. Members interested in participating are invited to contact or visit the Pinewood Drag Races and SEMA Cares Facebook pages.

Click here to register for the upcoming SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, presented by eBay Motors.