The Pinewood Classic 2017 Rolls Into Downtown Phoenix

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Benjamin Leatherman
A boy and his race car.
Creative-minded folks from around the Valley got a chance to relive their childhoods during the annual Pinewood Classic on Saturday, April 22, at Short Leash Hot Dogs. The artsy event, which is, in essence, an off-kilter version of the Pinewood Derby meant for grown-ups, featured 5-ounce wooden cars that were kooky, colorful, or just plain cool racing along a 40-foot-long track. Here's a look at some of the competitors. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman