I had a workshop in Carrollton in my garage till I retired and moved to Missouri. The main idea of the PineWoodDerbyWorkshop on the Bus is to help kids from five to seventy-five can build a wooden first-class race car. In a three-hour session you and your small human can build a competitive, ready-to-race machine that will blow the competition’s doors off.
We can also bring the Shop Bus to your location for your full-bus event for an addition fuel-surcharge per car.
2016-2017 Building Season Schedule
Click on the link to go to the Reservations Page
VISIT US AT THESE OPEN HOUSES THIS SEASON
28-30 October -- Ozark Trails Council - NiKaGaHa Camporee & Outdoor Expo (JOPLIN AREA)
05 November -- Heart of America Council University of Scouting (KANSAS CITY AREA)
19 November -- Longhorn Council University of Scouting (FORT WORTH AREA)
21 JANUARY --Circle 10 Council University of Scouting (DALLAS AREA)
Build your car on the Shop Bus . . . Check the links on the Dallas Page.
These are the dates we will be in your town. We are really looking forward to seeing
all the glorious car builders (and their parents) again.
The same user-friendly reservation process we used last year (Eventbrite) will get you
covered with sawdust in no time at all.
Basically building days will lay out like this.
Before and after the Dallas ISD Christmas Break (21 December through 03 January)
Monday through Friday Saturdays Sundays, and Holidays
11:AM - 2:PM (for the friends of Dorothy's 8:00 - 11:00
5:30 - 3:30 cowardly lion . . . the ones 11:30 - 2:30
. . . wit' "noive") 3:00 - 6:00
6:30 - 9:30
During Christmas Break (21-31 December) every day will be on the Saturday and Holiday schedule of four sessions each day except Sundays*. Martin Luther King Day weekend will also be four-sessions-per day, again, except Sunday.
The Shop Bus will be in each town during the scheduled dates.
It is easiest for everybody to find the Bus if it stays in the same parking space the entire time; therefore, I will park it for the entire period in a single spot.
— I will contribute a donation of one hundred dollars per week to the host organization where I can park the Shop Bus for the week. That’s one reason I schedule each town in one-week sessions.
— From that host parking place I can move the Shop Bus to your location outside the Christmas Break (19 December through 3 January) for a fuel surcharge of two dollars per car being built and a fully-reserved bus of nine slots.
— Saturdays and Sundays and any day during the Christmas Break (19 December through 3 January) I can move the Bus to your location for a fuel surcharge of two dollars per car being built and a reservation of thirty-six slots per day.
— I can move to your location for Martin Luther King Day (18 January) for the same fuel surcharge and thirty-six slots’ reservation.
Make your group reservation early to bring the bus to your location. Once a reservation is made on the bus at home base, the Bus stays there.
The Bus is forty feet long. It’s a repurposed Greyhound-style. It needs the same room to operate as a school bus. For power we need to have a standard duplex outlet (110 volts, 16-20 amps) within one hundred feet. I will position the bus about an hour before your builders are scheduled to arrive.
Church parking lots are the best places to park because the space is there, the electric power is there, and the restrooms are usually accessible.