Welcome to Block Cars UK!

If you’re looking for support and supplies for running a Pinewood Derby in the UK, look no further!

What is Block Car Racing?

Participants design, build and decorate cars before the race night by carving their desired shape from the balsa wood block using a craft knife, coping saw or other tools, and sandpaper. Weight may be added and the car finished with paint and decoration, in accordance with your local race rules. Four wheels and axles are provided in each kit, along with instructions and a design template. The cars are gravity powered as they run on a purpose-built sloping track. Prizes are awarded based on speed, but also design and creativity, or anything else you can think of!

How do I get started?

We can supply sets of kits for racing, advise on purpose built tracks, and also offer support for you setting up your race events, so they run as efficiently as possible!

If you would like to get in touch or find out more, please email: blockcarsuk@gmail.com

Step 1: Source or build a track

Step 2: Order your car kits

Step 3: Set a date, get the word out, and start racing!

Below is a video of the first Pinewood Derby that we were involved with in the UK: