Derek White and Street Vizions won their third consecutive race and will highlight the first-ever Live Auction to promote these miniature hot rods.
The 2012 Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Reception will include a live auction to support SEMA Cares and increase awareness for the third-annual HRIA Pinewood Builder’s Challenge. Fifteen well-known builders created
one-of-a-kind miniature hot rods in the style of Pinewood derby cars.
The cars were raced at the annual SEMA Pinewood Drag Races in Pomona,
California. These cars will be on display at the annual SEMA Show and then 12 will be placed on eBay for auction from October 30–November 8, and three will be auctioned live. All proceeds from the auction will go to support SEMA Cares and its two children’s charities—Childhelp and Victory Junction.
Derek White and Street Vizions won their third consecutive race and will highlight the first-ever Live Auction to promote these miniature hot rods. The other two builds included in the live auction will be Spanky’s (Best Engineered) and Greening Auto Co. (Best in Show). The live auction will take place Wednesday evening, October 31, during the HRIA reception emceed by industry icon Dave McClelleand.
Please RSVP today for this exclusive event and be prepared to bid!
A word with Derek White of Street Vizions:
Describe the inspirations behind the design of your pinewood car.
We wanted to build something different this year. Also, we wanted a car that would be recognizable to any hot-rod or car enthusiast. The design is like a T-bucket and is modeled after the Red Baron.
Describe some of the materials and resources you used to build your car.
We used pinewood to create the body and it sits on a hand-made aluminum chassis.
Why is it important for you to participate in the Pinewood Challenge?
We like entering the Pinewood Builder's Race because it is a great organization that gives back to charity. Working with NASCAR for so many years and being involved with many charities, we always enjoy giving back something and supporting worthwhile causes.
For more details, contact Zane Clark at 909-978-6696.