The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) sponsored Pinewood Derby Races took place during the 2011 SEMA show; the 13 custom pinewood cars were also up for auction on eBay following the show to benefit the children’s charities Childhelp and Victory Junction Camp.
Participating pinewood builders included Art Morrison, Fatman Fabrications, Fesler Concepts, Hollywood Hot Rods, Hopperstad Customs, Johnny’s Auto Trim, Kaucher Kustoms, No Joke Upholstery, Rich Evans Designs, Santini Paint and Body, Spanky’s Hot Rods, Spitzer Concepts and Street Vizions.
Derek White of Street Vizions successfully defended his first-place title this year, his second consecutive win. Rich Evans Designs was the runner up again this year as well.
Each contestant was given four months to complete the car; no design limitations were given except that the car had to fit the track’s dimensions and no propulsions systems were allowed.
The eBay auction took place November 1 through 10, search HRIA Pinewood on eBay to find the bidding pages.