In-store clinics and how-to website help fans build the ultimate racecar
MT. PROSPECT, Ill. – January 7, 2015 — Beginning in Jan. 2015, Dremel® will offer a series of in-store clinics at Lowe's to help families design and build a race-worthy Pinewood Derby® Car. On select Saturdays in January and February, customers can visit the annual Dremel and Lowe's Derby Days clinics where they will learn tips and techniques to help them build the ultimate racecar.
Occurring annually, Pinewood Derby Car races have been held by various schools, organizations and groups since the mid-1950s as a way to promote sportsmanship and teamwork among students while they learn new skills. Dremel and Lowe's have partnered since 2004 to provide clinics for race enthusiasts. The two companies encourage parents to build derby cars with their kids as a unique bonding experience because "they grow up fast," which is driving the new program theme this year.
The 2015 clinics will be held Jan. 17, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at select Lowe's locations nationwide. Customers are encouraged to call their local store to confirm dates and times of the clinics. With the help of Dremel tools and accessories, participants will learn how to create a derby car that will turn heads on the race course without needing an elaborate workshop of tools. In addition, clinic participants will receive a Pinewood Derby Days patch and a coupon for 10 percent off their purchase of select Dremel tools, accessories and attachments.
"Pinewood Derby® racing events are an excellent opportunity for families to work on a hands-on project together," said Tim Turbett, Director of Brand Marketing. "Since 2004 in partnership with Lowe's, our Pinewood Derby Days clinics have helped young racers construct amazing personal creations, and we look forward to seeing this year's new designs."
Once racers have built their car, they are invited to visit Facebook.com/Dremel to enter a photo for the chance to win a two-day motor sports race experience. Winners will receive airfare, lodging, transportation, meals and premier tickets to a race. From January 17 to February 28, participants can upload a photo of their ultimate racecar on Facebook or share their photo on Twitter or Instagram tagged with #DerbyDaysContest. The winner will also have his or her design on display in Lowe's stores during the 2016 season. For help getting started, racers can visit www.dremelderby.com to access a library of online tools including a detailed step-by-step construction guide, car design templates, a how-to video and much more.
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