Category: Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races

The 2015 Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race was a Huge Success

November 9, 2015 lacarguy Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races Tags: , , , , , ,

The 2015 Manhattan Beach pumpkin race was a huge success that brought together local families and businesses for a day of fun while helping to support local schools and the CHOICE program. Families got a chance to get out and participate in crafts or enter into the big pumpkin race against all the other participants for a chance to win the prized Championship Trophy.

1st Place Dylan Arroyo and Kevin Clark
1st Place Dylan Arroyo and Kevin Clark 

What Goes on at the Pumpkin Race?

While the main event feautures a set medium-sized pumpkins turned race cars racing against one another for the top-prize trophy, there are arts and crafts, food and special events going on all along the Manhattan beach area for everyone involved. It’s a fun day to dress in costumes, get involved with the local community and show off your carefully crafted pumpkin car before you race it against all the competitors.

The event was organized back in 1990 and has been bringing thousands of participants together ever since. Mike Sullivan from LAcarGUY was the MC for the event and a also behind some of the donations supporting the event as well as many other local businesses in the area.

The CHOICE Program

The CHOICE program is a partnership with local businesses to help High School students involved with a special education program find local employment opportunities. Small businesses are encouraged to learn more about the program and how they can help these students get a start in their first career. By encouraging a more inclusive workplace environment companies can obtain loyal employees that are going to thrive in their positions. That’s the ultimate goal of the CHOICE program and it’s something that businesses all along the Manhattan Beach California area can become involved with. To learn how your business can be involved with the program and help out local students email Sonia Dickson at sdisksonbracks@mbusd.org for information about the program and how you can become involved.

LAcarGUY Sponsors The 23rd Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race

November 4, 2013 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

For the sixth year in a row, LAcarGUY was the title sponsor of Manhattan Beach’s World Famous Pumpkin Race on October 27th.  For the second year in a row Mike Sullivan was the MC of the event, and entertained the crowd for the finals.

Mike Sullivan Pumpkin Race

This year every LAcarGUY store created a race pumpkin and participated in the event, along with hundreds of others.

Pacific Porsche had their Cayman S race car and Subaru Pacific had their BRZ race car on display all done up in a custom designed LAcarGUY wrap!  LAcarGUY also manned the “VALET” area where all the racers registered and the winners were displayed!

Rather than give you a blow by blow of the events we created a video, so you can enjoy this great event!  We can’t wait till next years Pumpkin Race as every year it gets bigger and better!

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LAcarGUY Is The Presenting Sponsor For The 2013 Pumpkin Race

October 21, 2013 lacarguy Community Involvement, LAcarGUY News & Events, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races Tags: , , 0 Comments

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Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Manhattan Beach Pier
11:00am – 5:00pm
WELCOME PUMPKIN RACE FANS!

READY, SET, GO! Gather your family and friends and get your little pumpkins to the 23rd Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival.  Enjoy the spectacle of the Manhattan Beach Pier area transformed into Pumpkinrace Land, where creativity runs wild and cheaters never prosper.  Dress in colorful costumes, enjoy fun activities for all ages, make your own Pumpkin Racecar and feel the thrill of competing in the fun-spirited World Famous Pumpkin Race.  Free and fun for the whole family thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.

WHAT’S THE WORLD FAMOUS PUMPKIN RACE? – Handcrafted Pumpkin Racecars racing side-by-side in unpredictable and dramatic style! Families and friends race for fun and the coveted Championship Trophy. Prizes are awarded for Best of Show, Best Team Spirit, and Best Crash. Check out these photos and videos photos and videos and see why.

JOIN THE RACE – It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s free to enter! Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from noon – 4:00pm for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4:00pm. Award ceremonies and sunset concert right after the finals!

NEED A PUMPKIN RACECAR? World Famous Pumpkin Racecar Kits will be available for purchase at the festival while supplies last! Pumpkin Racecar Kits are fun and easy to assemble and contain everything you needed to build a Pumpkin Racecar, including a medium-sized pumpkin. Free expert assistance, decorations, and accessories are available at the event for those purchasing official kits. You may also may make you own Pumpkin Racecar according to the Official Rules of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.

BECOME A PART OF THE TRADITION – Invented in Manhattan Beach in 1990, this national award-winning event brings families and communities together for a celebration of creativity, ingenuity, diversity and fair play. the festival has been hailed by South Bay residents, city officials, business leaders, and education foundations and as one of the best community traditions ever held in the area, attracting over 10,000 attendees in 2009. Read about the Pumpkin Race tradition and the legendary Cheater Pumpkin.

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LAcarGUY Sponsors 2012 Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race

December 10, 2012 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races Tags: , , 0 Comments

At the 22nd Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race festival, Manhattan Beach was transformed into Pumpkinrace Land. LAcarGUY was the presenting sponsor where Mike Sullivan MC’d part of the competition. Handcrafted pumpkins racecars raced side-by-side in unpredictable and dramatic style where they competed for the coveted Championship Trophy. Prizes were also awarded for Best of Show, Best Team Spirit, and Best Crash. Check out the following video for a few highlights of the day!

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LAcarGUY Prepares For The 21st Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race

October 26, 2011 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY is proud to be sponsoring the 21st annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race on October 30th. Enjoy the spectacle of the Manhattan Beach Pier area transformed into Pumpkinrace Land, where creativity runs wild and cheaters never prosper. Dress in colorful costumes, enjoy fun activities for all ages, make your own Pumpkin Racecar and feel the thrill of competing in the fun-spirited World Famous Pumpkin Race. Free and fun for the whole family thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers. Handcrafted Pumpkin Racecars racing side-by-side in unpredictable and dramatic style! Families and friends race for fun and the coveted Championship Trophy. Prizes are awarded for Best of Show, Best Team Spirit, and Best Crash. http://www.pumpkinrace.com/

It’s free to enter! Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from 1:00pm-4:00pm for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4:00pm. Award ceremonies and sunset concert right after the finals!

Last year Toyota of Hollywood won Best Themed Pumpkin for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Have a look at this video from last year, and we will look to see you at the event!

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Calling All Pumpkin Heads! The World-Famous Pumpkin Race is Here!

October 21, 2010 lacarguy LAcarGUY Sustainability, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races Tags: , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY loves racing jack-o-lanterns–so does, apparently, Manhattan Beach for the last 19 years! (It’s clever fun for those with enough seed on the brain.)  So gather your family and friends and get your little pumpkins to the 20th Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival this Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. It’s FREE FUN and one of LAcarGUY’s favorite events to sponsor!

Enjoy the spectacle of the Manhattan Beach Pier area transformed into Pumpkinrace Land, where creativity runs wild and cheaters never prosper.  Dress in colorful costumes, enjoy fun activities for all ages, make your own Pumpkin Racecar and feel the thrill of competing in the fun-spirited World Famous Pumpkin Race.  Free and fun for the whole family thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.

WHAT’S THE WORLD FAMOUS PUMPKIN RACE?- Handcrafted Pumpkin Racecars racing side-by-side in unpredictable and dramatic style! Families and friends race for fun and the coveted Championship Trophy. Prizes are awarded for Best of Show, Best Team Spirit, and Best Crash. Check out these photos and videos and see why.

JOIN THE RACE – It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s free to enter! Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from 1:00pm-4:00pm for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4:00pm. Award ceremonies and sunset concert right after the finals!

More details: http://www.pumpkinrace.com/

2009 Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race photos

October 29, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota of Hollywood, Volkswagen Santa Monica Tags: , 0 Comments

Another great Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race.  As the presenting sponsor, LAcarGUY was also proud to have entered 8 pumpkins in the race (although none of us won).  Here is a sampling of this years event.

You can also view local coverage and more pictures here

LAcarGUY.com sponsors 19th annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival

October 13, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Lexus Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races, mike sullivan, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen Santa Monica Tags: , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY.com is returns as Presenting sponsor of the 19th annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival. 

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The festival takes place on Sunday, October 25th and we aren't just sponsoring… Each of our dealerships will have entries in the race. We're car guys, what did you expect?

LAcarGUY will be also bring several of our 2010 vehicles to the race, so be sure to come by and say hi.

What is the World Famous Pumpkin Race?

A fun-spirited festival like no other! The highlight of the Pumpkin Race
is a unique side-by-side single elimination race featuring handcrafted,
decorated Pumpkin Race Cars in a funky, hilarious, suspenseful, and dramatic
display of American ingenuity. Excitement builds as Pumpkin Race Car teams
battle head-to-head for the coveted Pumpkin Race Championship Trophy. We
also award other prizes for Best Decoration, Most Innovative Design, and
Best Crash.  Proceeds for this event go to the Beach Cities Education Foundation.

To get more info to enter your pumpkin race car go to http://www.pumpkinrace.com/