Danger Derby


The East Austin Studio Tour's most outlandish party is being held at Blue Genie on Saturday night the 22rd of November 2014, from 7pm - 11pm. The DANGER DERBY is a "no-rules" pinewood derby race that features a 100' long, 20' tall race track with a myriad of interchangeable dangers (fire included). It's taking place alongside Blue Genie's second annual Invitational Art Show, which features a bunch of great artists showing as well.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be drinks sponsored by the local Austin favorites: Tito’s Vodka, Thirsty Planet Brewery, and Austin Eastciders, as well as a selection of local food trucks and sweet sounds for even more enjoyment. Anyone who dares to take on the Danger track is invited to register a custom pinewood creation of their own; Derby kits and registration are $25 and available on the Danger Derby website or at the Blue Genie Headquarters. The official, double elimination race will function on a first-come-first-serve sign up, so be sure to purchase your car kit early for a spot in the official race.

Customize your block of pine any way you want and win the big trophy of the event and bragging rights on the East Side. If you don't enter a car, no worries, just come and watch the action!

This year will feature new, top-secret ‘hazards’ to add to the existing dangers of anvils, saw blades, and more. Visitors are invited to enjoy the VIP treatment by purchasing tickets to the VIP section hosted by Modern Rocks Gallery. This area features a private bar, catering by Gourmands Neighborhood Pub, and access to the best vantage point in the house, the balcony, all while surrounded by the cool atmosphere of fine art rock photography alongside natural history at its best. VIP Tickets are $50 will be available for sale the website.