On May 26th some of Austin’s top companies joined together for the 3rd annual Pixelwood Derby to see who could create the fastest and most badass derby cars. This year, all event proceeds went to The SAFE Alliance (SafePlace and Austin Children’s Shelter), a local charity who provides on-campus services for children, young adults and families affected by abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Companies brought their very best to the derby! Some came to try and claim the fastest time, others brought their most creative car designs. The cars were fast and the competition was fierce but the spirited team from HMG Creative took 1st Place in speed with their car “Britney Steers”! The design entries were judged by Austin favorites, Alon Bernstein, lead singer of three-time Austin music award winning band More Cowbell & the 90’s band Chandler and the Bings, and Lani & Benn Rosales (in actual judges robes) of the Austin Digital Jobs Facebook group, The American Genius, & The Real Daily. The judges had hard choice to make and after some heated discussion and a few passionate speeches, they chose Rocksauce Studios’ Ecto-1 car, a homage to Ghostbusters complete with firehouse & a Stay Puft friend, for this year’s 1st Place design winner!
The best part of this year’s Pixelwood Derby is that it raised over $6,700 for The SAFE Alliance. Who were thrilled to participate in all of the fun.
“Thank you, sitegoals, for your outstanding support of the SAFE Alliance! Your contributions from the Pixelwood Derby will help thousands of Central Texas children, adults, and families who’ve been affected by child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and exploitation. Thank you for making our Central Texas community a safer, healthier, and more peaceful one for all, sitegoals! Your commitment to giving back to our local community will mean hope and healing for so many of our friends and neighbors weathering life’s storms with limited resources, and we are eternally grateful for your generosity.”
sitegoals would like to thank all of our amazing sponsors, competitors, and spectators for helping to make this the best Pixelwood Derby yet! If you missed out, you can check out the video above and head to the official Pixelwood Derby site for photos, results and more. Don’t forget to check back for details for Pixelwood Derby 2017!
Pixelwood Derby 2016 Sponsors:
Premier Sponsor: Grande Communications
Pit Row Sponsor: Austin Subaru
Check-in Sponsor and Event Signage provided by: BuildASign
Drink Sponsors: Deep Eddy Vodka, Infamous Brewing, Argus Cidery, Wild Cold Brew, & Moonshine Sweet Tea
T-shirts provided by: Fine Southern Gentlemen
Photobooth provided by: Flipside Photos
Photography: Ruben Morales Photography
Videography: Jessica Gardner