Rickety Rackety Car Derby

Just like professional racing, the RICKETY RACKETY CAR DERBY is about crew and driver. Your group will be split up into smaller racing teams whose goal will be to build a custom concept car for a people-powered race.

The first order of business will be to elect a Pit Crew Boss. The Pit Crew Boss will provide overall supervision for this team challenge. Once the team has decided on a theme for their car, the Pit Boss will assign each team member a role. Each team member must work together in their various roles, if they are to revel in the winner’s circle.

Each team develops a blueprint design that must be approved by event staff for safety. The concept car must have a chassis and body.

Each team is provided axles, wheels, limited lumber and tools. Team members must build their race car according to their blueprints. While the car is under construction, other team members will decorate a uniform with the team’s theme.

The completed cars are approximately 18” x 48” and hold a driver. The lucky driver will wear the uniform for the big race: a race that will be team-powered!

To fire up the team spirit and prepare their driver for competition, team members will create and perform their very own “Champions Chant.”

All concept cars must pass a safety inspection, before they will be allowed to race. Once the racers have passed inspection, drivers will suit up and prepare for competition.

Teams will race against each other to see who will make it to the final Winner’s Circle.

Award medals will be presented for Best Pit Crew, 1st and 2nd Place Race Teams and Best Overall Team.

Eco Elements:

We recycle all of the production materials we used in this program.


  • Event facilitators and master of ceremonies
  • Sound and Music
  • Building stations
  • Toolbox supplies
  • Team packets
  • Racing décor
  • Race track
  • Prize medals for Best Pit Crew, 1st and 2nd Place Race Teams and Best Overall Team