Real Fun. Real Fast!
Bojangles of the Grand Strand is the official track sponsor of
APRA. We're racing on a 3-lane 32-foot S&W Crafts
track manufactured in Pasadena, California.
APRA drops the green flag at
festivals, fairs and other fun events in the Carolinas. We're sharing our unique
brand of pinewood racing with kids of all ages.
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APRA at Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Excited Racer Crashes at APRA Event in Aynor, SC
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APRA at Pee Dee Street Rodders Run To The Sun
at Conway Fall Festival
APRA at Aynor Harvest Hoedown
|APRA is taking the excitement of pinewood
racing to the streets of America. The pinewood racing story begins in
Manhattan Beach, California. In 1953, a scout master by the name of Don Murphy
created pinewood racing so he and his young son could do an activity together.
Murphy's idea was so popular, that a year later the first race held outside of scouting
was conducted by the Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks Department.
Since 1953, an estimated 50 million boys and girls have built and
raced pinewood cars. Today, youth organizattions in the United States such
as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Awana, Royal Rangers, Royal Ambassadors and others take
part in racing competitions. Over the years, corporations, trade associations,
chambers of commerce and the US military have also embraced pinewood racing to promote
team building and sportsmanship.
Now, 50 years later, in another beach community on the other side of
America, a new chapter in pinewood racing is being written. APRA is headquarted in
the Myrtle Beach, SC area and is the creation of another man named Murphy. Radio and
television personality, Banana Jack Murphy created the APRA in 2014.
Want to bring APRA to your next event?
We're perfect for birthday parties, fundraisers and corporate functions. (Available
now in the Carolinas) Call Jack Murphy at 843.222.4652 or send us an e-mail.
American Pinewood Racing Association
843.808.APRA (2772) - Office
801.838.3262 - Fax
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