Remember the pinewood derby? For more than 60 years, Cub Scouts have been racing painted blocks of wood on plastic wheels down tracks with their sights set on pack bragging rights and a merit badge. Some of you never donned the kerchief, and if we’re being honest, most of you former scouts had your cars built for you by relatives. If you fall in one of those two camps, we have good news. On September 28, up to 70 racers will have a chance to get back on track, with Palomino‘s inaugural pinewood derby competition.

Sponsored by Vander Mill and yours truly, the contest will double as a benefit. Starting today, those interested in racing can purchase a kit—complete with the pinewood racer materials, a can koozie, and a ticket good for a Vander Mill cider the night of the race—for $25 at Palomino. All proceeds will be given to Girls Rock Milwaukee. Competitors will be racing for glory, as well as prizes from Acme Records, Boone & Crockett, Bureau of Print Research and Design, Burnhearts, Healium Hot Yoga, Honeypie, Sky High Skateboards, and Milwaukee Record. Those eight businesses will also be competing in a sponsor round, which those in attendance can bet on for the chance to take home raffle prizes.

Come out to Palomino to support a worthy local organization in a fun way, and prove to yourself that you still have what it takes to be one hell of a Webelos Scout. See the event poster below for more information.


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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.