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Summer Shindig and Derby Happy Hour

Summer Shindig and Derby Happy Hour

Thursday, June 16, 2022
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

* Registration open until 6/7/22 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Summer Shindig and Derby Race Happy Hour

June 16th, 2022 

Mongiovi and Son

190 Bilmar Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Spend a summer afternoon and evening with the PAA at the Summer Shindig and Derby Race + Happy Hour. The event will host a happy hour, full size box car race, awards ceremony and dinner to celebrate the winning teams!

Event Schedule:

Happy Hour and Appetizers 3:30-4:30pm

Derby Box Car Race 4:30-5:30pm (Time may vary upon the number of cars entered to race)

Awards Ceremony 5:30-6:00PM

Dinner 6:00-7:00PM

The winning teams will receive these cash prizes:

First Place-$750

Second Place-$400

Third Place-$200

People's Choice Award-$250


Hay Bales Sponsored by:

For More Information:

Amy Pontius
Amy Pontius
Pennsylvania Apartment Association

Download Car Details

Car Details:

Here are the race car specs for the Soap Box Derby Race.

  • Full size car
  • No motors permitted
  • A toilet seat must be included in the car built
  • All items used to build the car should be from your maintenance shop or offices
  • The only item permitted to purchase is ‘wheels’
  • A person [1] may drive the derby car
  • Driver must wear protected gear: helmet, googles, elbow and knee pads
  • The derby cars may not exceed 6ft in length, 4 ft. in width and 4ft in height
  • Decorate and be creative with your car design – you could win the people’s choice award!
  • A running start push by the team is permitted
  • Best time down the hill wins cash for the team!

General Game Rules

  • Hay bales will line the 25’ long hill. The incline is not steep and straight. There will be bales of hay lining each side of the hill and at the bottom for safety.
  • No test runs will be permitted.
  • You are responsible for bringing and taking home your derby car to and from the event
  • The derby car with the fastest time wins!