Mother Road Market Announces First Annual Pinewood Derby & Classic Car Show Event

 

Tulsa’s first food hall will host the event in partnership with Boy Scouts of America and the Oklahoma Route 66 Association on September 14, 2019.

Tulsa, OK – July 9, 2019 – Mother Road Market, Tulsa’s first food hall and a development of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, announced Tuesday morning that it will host a Pinewood Derby and Classic Car Show event on September 14, 2019 from 10AM-6PM. The event will feature a day full of family-friendly fun, focusing on an atmosphere of innovation, competition and – of course – paying homage to the beloved Mother Road. Mother Road Market, Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Oklahoma Route 66 Association will host a traditional Pinewood Derby mini-car race, running all day long, for all ages, with a variety of fun prizes and trophies to take home in various categories like Best Design and Most Colorful. During the Pinewood Derby heats, attendees can also visit the Classic Car Show in the back parking lot, featuring specialty vehicles that would have traveled the Mother Road decades ago. 

Families will also enjoy interactive pop up exhibits from community partners like Tulsa STEM and Discovery Lab, while taking in some sweet treats from Frios ice pops. Of course, attendees can find something to eat for lunch or snacks from the many merchants of Mother Road Market. This jam-packed day will end with a special showing of Pixar’s Cars on the back patio at 8PM. 

“This event is special in that it encourages creativity and innovation from children and adults alike to create a Pinewood Derby car that has the winning edge,” said Mother Road Market Event Coordinator Sam Extance. “We’re excited to host a day that has a family-focused spirit, and we think this event will be a great opportunity for our community to get together and engage in some friendly competition.”

Those interested in signing up for a Pinewood Derby heat can do so by clicking this link. Registration will also be available through Mother Road Market’s Facebook page @motherroadmarket. There is a $5.00 entry fee for the Pinewood Derby, but access to the event itself is free and open to the public. Kits to build a Pinewood Derby car are available at the Kitchen 66 General Store inside Mother Road Market for $6.00. Kits are also available at the Boy Scouts of America Scout Shop. 

For more information on other events and upcoming programming, please visit www.motherroadmarket.com/events, or visit us on Facebook/Instagram @motherroadmarket.

 

ABOUT MOTHER ROAD MARKET: Mother Road Market, a nonprofit development of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, is housed on historic Route 66 in the 1939 Scrivner-Stevens Grocery building. Mother Road Market is a vibrant community space, allowing Tulsans and tourists alike to eat, sip, shop and enjoy over 20 different business concepts, all under one roof. Customers are also able to browse specialty gift items in our retail store options and even purchase fresh ingredients like local produce, meat and dairy to take home and cook their own creations. The WEL Bar offers a full bar, plus coffee offerings throughout the day. Kitchen 66, Tulsa’s kickstart kitchen and program of Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, is housed at Mother Road Market and also operates the Kitchen 66 Takeover Cafe and Kitchen 66 General Store. Mother Road Market features a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes, indoor and outdoor seating areas with views of downtown Tulsa, nine holes of Mother Road Mini Golf, rentable event spaces and children’s play areas. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to use the 320 square foot small shop model to pilot test their latest concepts without the burdensome financial investment of opening a full-scale restaurant or retail space. Learn more by clicking here.