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Fun with Pinewood Derby

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve's Auto Repair Owner in front of white board.Our mechanics love a challenge and building their own Pinewood Derby race car out of a block of wood and wheels was definitely a challenge. But the challenge did not stop there. Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire challenged their neighbor HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire to a mostly friendly race.

HomeTowne, being the newer of the two, accepted the challenge. The winner of the special friends and family pinewood derby race would win bragging rights, a trophy (albeit a 2013 one) and a free lunch from the owner, S.T. Billingsley, provided they could beat his race car’s time.

Each store was given two pinewood derby kits containing the block of wood, axels, and small wheels. Even Steve’s marketing director, Margo, got in on the action determined to create a pink car that would at least not come in last.

What ensued was at times a little less then friendly competition, but high on entertainment value and a lot of fun for all involved in supporting the Boy Scouts. We also learned that some of the technicians may be stolen away by Hollywood if we are not careful, judging by the videos hitting YouTube on both their respective pages.

The friends and family race will be held on January 23rd, so while we still don’t know who the winner will be- what we do know is that excitement is running high as is involvement and support for local Boy Scout troop 1189 here in the Montclair Woodbridge area.

We have put together a behind the scenes look.

Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire steals HomeTowne’s car

How it all ends…

We want to thank Cub Scout Pack 1189 from Montclair Virginia for allowing us to sponsor their pinewood derby this year at John F Pattie elementary school in Dumfries, VA and a thank you to Aromas Pizza on Kevin Walker Drive right off Waterway Drive in Montclair.

Take a look at our wrap up video and see who came out on top. You might be surprised.

Thank you again hope to see you next year…

ST Billingsley

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Pinewood Derby sponsored by Steve’s Auto Repair

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

On January 19, we got to sponsor Cub Scout Pack 1189 Pinewood Derby in Montclair!

Held in the Pattie Elementary School gymnasium, the Pinewood Derby had more than 100 entries! It was great to see all the young mechanics racing the cars they had worked so hard on and cheering on their friends.

ST got to start the first race before he and Gabe helped hand out pizza at lunchtime. What a great experience! We look forward to helping out in the future!

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Steve’s Auto helps scouts receive handyman activity badge

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

At the end of November we had the pleasure of helping many of the scouts in Webelos Pack 1189 get their handyman activity badge.

After closing down the shop, we hosted the scouts and their parents for a clinic about basic car maintenance and repair.

Scouts were able to do everything from basic light bulb replacement to checking and topping off oil and helping to put on a spare tire. They all know how to check tire pressure and even got a chance to use an air gun to remove lug nuts!

It was a lot of fun for us to teach a bit and so long as they don’t let all the air out of their parents’ tires we think we can call it a success!

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.